ERA Chair projects
ERA Chairs stand for bringing excellence to the Institute. ERA Chairs projects bring outstanding academics, with proven research excellence and management skills, to universities and research institutions in Widening countries with potential for research excellence. They aim to attract and maintain high quality human resources under the direction of an outstanding researcher (the ERA Chair holder) while at the same time implementing structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.
The programme aims to:
- Improve the international visibility of Estonian research, business and higher education and Estonia´s attractiveness as a destination country for study and research;
- Strenghten the international competitiveness of Estonian researchers and research performing organisations, including companies;
- Support opportunities for Estonian research institutions and companies to collaborate with transnational research organisations and networks, including through synergy with Horizon 2020 actions;
- Expand international collaboration and professional development opportunities for the state, R&D institutions, higher education institutions, companies, students and academic staff by improving intersectoral and international mobility and cooperation (opportunities).