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Visiting Researcher Programme 2024: Results

14 March 2024 | A record number of 62 applications have been approved under this year’s funding round of EuroTech’s mobility scheme. The Visiting Researcher Programme provides funds for professors and postdocs working at a EuroTech University for research stays of up to four weeks at a different EuroTech University. The programme has been set up to enhance collaboration between member universities and, accordingly, is very open by design. Funded visits will serve to establish new connections, work on joint publications, or prepare project proposals, to name just a few. While in general being open to any discipline, the programme puts a focus on research topics that fall into one of EuroTech’s five Focus Areas.

This is already the third year of funding, with numbers of applications (and funded stays) constantly increasing.

An applicant’s perspective

In spring and summer 2023, Dimitri Van De Ville, Head of Section at EPFL’s Center for Biomedical Imaging, welcomed not just one but two colleagues from other EuroTech Universities in the frame of the EuroTech Visiting Researcher Programme. Irena Zivkovic of TU/e and Vitaliy Zhurbenko of DTU have collaborated for a number of years and decided to both spend some time at EPFL to establish connections with the CBIM team. All three researchers work in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We spoke with Professor Zivkovic about her stay in Switzerland.

Irena Zivkovic, TU/e
Irena Zivkovic. Photo: Angeline Swinkels | Fotograaf


The EuroTech Visiting Researcher Programme allows EuroTech researchers to spend one to four weeks at another EuroTech University. The goal is to enhance collaboration between the six EuroTech Universities in a sustainable way. The programme has a very lean set-up, with a short, straightforward application form and a timely evaluation process.