Dynamic researchers from the are part of a Europe-wide initiative that will promote the continent’s leading young academics.
The Atomium Culture project brings together selected European universities, newspapers and businesses to allow new research and discoveries to be shared throughout the continent.
As part of the initiative leading European newspapers will have privileged access to new research, while Atomium Culture conferences will also bring together academics and businesses from throughout the continent.
The University of Edinburgh is one of 22 universities - and one of only two from the UK - which have been invited to take part in the project.
Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing officially launched Atomium Culture on Friday, 27 November, at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Launching the project, Mr Giscard d'Estaing, who is Honorary President of Atomium Culture, opened a conference introducing Atomium Culture to Europe.
Speakers at the conference included key academics from leading European universities such as Trinity College Dublin, the Ecole Normale Superieure and Lund University.
Business leaders at the launch included senior executives from Royal Dutch Shell and Alcatel.
Journalists at the launch, who will work to publicise cutting-edge European research, included the editors-in-chief of El Pais, Le Soir and Il Sole 24 Ore.
This article was published on Jun 16, 2010