Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Exeter,
Exeter,
United Kingdom
November 9, 2017
Lecturers in Philosophy
December 11, 2017

College of Social Sciences and International Studies - Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology

The salary will be £34,520 - £42,418 per annum on Grade F for Lecturers subject to knowledge, skills and experience.

We are recruiting three lecturers with expertise in any area of philosophy, although special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement those of the Department, including culture, consciousness, mind, ethics, the arts, science and technology. It is expected that you will play leading roles in the development and delivery of the Department’s Philosophy curriculum across core and optional modules.

SPA is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit with a well-established track record in internationally leading research. It was ranked 4th in REF 2104 (when power is taken into account; 100% of research staff were submitted). It is host to the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (EGENIS), a world-renowned centre for the philosophy, history and social studies of biology, biomedicine, data science and cognitive science.

You will hold a PhD in Philosophy and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Philosophy research. You will be able to demonstrate: a strong programme of research that has international recognition; a record in attracting research funding, or a potential to attract funding; an ability to work within an inter-disciplinary department and to develop research links across specialisms; a willingness to engage in continuous professional development; the ability to develop and use a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; a commitment to delivering the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; and enthusiasm for the supervision of research students.

These are full-time posts and it is expected that they will be available from 1 September 2018 on a permanent basis.

What we can offer you
-Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
-Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
-An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
-Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
-A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

For further information please contact Professor Sabina Leonelli: S [dot] Leonelli [__at__] exeter [dot] ac [dot] uk

The closing date for applications is 11th December 2017.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

University of Neuchâtel,
Neuchâtel,
Switzerland
October 27, 2017
Full Professor of General Philosophy
December 15, 2017

Job description: The successful candidate will teach various courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences. The teaching commitment amounts to 7 periods of 45 minutes per week each semester. She/he will conduct high-level international research in philosophy and supervise Master’s and PhD theses.

Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctorate in philosophy and have strong teaching skills. Courses will be taught in French. Non-French speakers are expected to teach in French after a two-year period.

Institute: The professor will belong to the Institute of Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences.

Administration: Participation to the administration of the Institute of Philosophy, of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences and to others tasks at the level of the faculty.

Assistant: A full-time assistant can be hired by the successful candidate.

Secretary: Access to secretary services.

Appointment: The successful candidate is initially appointed for a period of four years, which may eventually be extended by two years. After this time, the confirmation of the nomination for an indeterminate time can be obtained on the basis of an evaluation. The full professor is further subjected to an evaluation procedure every six years during his career.

Salary : See website UniNE, https://www.unine.ch/rh.

Starting date: August 1st, 2018, or upon agreement.

Application : The applications should be uploaded onto www.unine.ch/candis (ref. FLSH-PhiloGén) in the form of a single pdf file including a motivation letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications, copies of diplomas, and a list of experts able to assess the competence of the candidate. The candidate is also invited to present a statement (three pages max.) of teaching and research interests, his/her scientific vision in the domain and projects that he/she anticipates developing in Neuchâtel. Please do not send publications; candidates who are successful in the first round will be asked to provide writing samples.

Information: Further information may be obtained by contacting the Head of the Hiring Committee prof. D. Schulthess (daniel [dot] schulthess [__at__] unine [dot] ch) or the Dean of the Faculty , (doyen [dot] lettres [__at__] unine [dot] ch), as well as by visiting the Faculty website at www.unine.ch/philo.

The University of Neuchâtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Social Science and/or Ethics)
November 15, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. An impressive philosopher with demonstrable interests in the philosophy of social science, you will enjoy an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent, research-led teaching.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of the philosophy of social science, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the full job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Post Kantian European Philosophy)
November 8, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. In this role, to complement and enhance our existing strengths, we are seeking an impressive philosopher with demonstrable interests in post-Kantian European philosophy and/or feminist philosophy. Here, you will enjoy an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent, research-led teaching.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy and/or feminist philosophy, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Philosophy of the Mind)
November 22, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. You may bring to the role interests in any area of philosophy of the mind, including the philosophy of psychiatry. What matters most is your determination to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Mind, Language and Metaphysics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of philosophy of the mind, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the full job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Business/Applied Ethics)
December 6, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - spanning Anglo-American, ‘Continental’, and non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. With interests in applied and professional ethics, you will enjoy an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Ethics)
November 29, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. You may bring to the role interests in any area of ethics, including bioethics. What matters most is your determination to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of ethics, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the full job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Duisburg-Essen University,
Essen,
Germany
August 2, 2017
Postdoc position (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’, comparable to an assistant professorship)
August 28, 2017

The Institute for Philosophy at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a postdoctoral position (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’, comparable to an assistant professorship).

Job description: You will be required to develop and submit to the German Research Foundation a proposal for the funding of a research project. The project should be in one of the following areas: action theory, theory of self-control, theory of emotions, philosophical psychology. During term, your teaching duties will comprise 3 x 45 minutes per week.

Your profile: Candidates should have both a BA and a very good PhD in philosophy, and excellent command of the English language. A further prerequisite for consideration is detailed knowledge of the philosophical field within which the project will be situated and a preliminary outline of the project. Familiarity with relevant work in empirical psychology would be desirable, as would publications in refereed journals and experience in the writing of research proposals.

Starting date: 1st October 2017

Contract duration: 18 months

Position type: 75%; salary bracket 13 TV-L. The precise salary will depend on your previous academic employment.

Application deadline: 28.8.2017

How to apply: Please send a CV, a list of courses taught, a short preliminary outline of the project, lists of publications and courses taught, copies of your transcripts and degree certificates, and a writing sample (all in one PDF) by email to helga [dot] bachert [__at__] uni-due [dot] de. Please mention the reference number 380-17 in the mail’s subject line. If you have any questions about the position, contact Neil Roughley (neil [dot] roughley [__at__] uni-due [dot] de).

More information concerning our research group can be found at: https://www.uni-due.de/philo_ude/ag_roughley/index.php

University of Leeds,
Leeds,
United Kingdom
June 15, 2017
Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
July 2, 2017

Do you have a strong grounding in ethics, with a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy or comparable expertise in a related subject? Do you have experience of teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Have you some experience of working in a business/professional context? Do you want to foster the development of ethical reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia, working both within the University and at the interface between higher education and the professional world?

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) offers an exciting role engaging in inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across the University and in ethics consultancy within the professional world. It provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of its teaching portfolio, including: MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics), both online and campus based; blended learning within a range of disciplines across the University; and the Centre’s wide ranging external training and consultancy projects in professional ethics.

With a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy (or a PhD close to submission in this area), or comparable expertise in related subjects, you will have experience of teaching ethics or applied ethics and of developing and delivering online and blended learning. Experience of working in a business/professional environment is also essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Chris Megone, Director of the IDEA CETL, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7888, email: c [dot] b [dot] megone [__at__] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
Category: Teaching
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Sunday 02 July 2017
Reference: AHCIE1003

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
May 24, 2017
PhD student in Ethics of human enhancement in an international context
June 18, 2017

The Challenge

The aim of this PhD project is to perform an ethical study of human enhancement technologies and techniques that considers their full range, their potential future development, and the various ethical implications in different domains and for different stakeholders. The study should also help answer the question how society should respond to these technologies: how they should be regulated, what ethical codes and protocols there should be in place, and what the responsibility of various actors is with respect to them. Within this general scope, there is room to focus the project in your own way. About 60% of the position is linked to the SIENNA project (see below), and in those 60%, you collaborate with other researchers in writing reports that address ethical issues in human enhancement and their practical application, and that also addresses the question of how we can develop general approaches for ethical analysis and ethical governance of new technologies. You will be the main author of most of the reports on human enhancement. About 20% of the position is for completion of the dissertation based on the reports that you have authored, and about 20% is for taking courses and providing support for other tasks in the department, particularly teaching.

The SIENNA project

SIENNA a prestigious and exciting 3 ½ - year international project that is funded through the European Union Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society” program with a budget of 4 million euros. It is a world-wide project with participating institutes from thirteen countries, including the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Greece, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, and China. The five largest participants are the University of Twente, Uppsala University, Trilateral Research, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC). Harvard University (USA) and Chuo University (Japan) are associated partners. The project will take place from October 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2021, and is led by University of Twente (coordinator: prof. dr. Philip Brey).
The aim of the project is to promote enhanced consideration of ethical and human rights issues in new and emerging technologies with major socio-economic impact and human rights relevance. In the project, we will provide an extensive ethical analysis of three technologies, human enhancement, human genomics and robotics & artificial intelligence. We will also consider legal and human rights aspects. We will develop ethical frameworks for all three technologies and translate and adapt them, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to produce four practical tools and resources for each technology: (a) operational guidelines for research ethics committees for these technologies, (b) codes of responsible conduct for researchers who develop these technologies, (c) proposals for revisions of existing ethical frameworks, and (d) proposals for revisions of existing legal frameworks, all of which should have acceptance and approval of relevant stakeholders. We also aim to generalize the approaches for ethical analysis and for developing, translating and adapting ethical frameworks so that they can be applied to other new and emerging technologies.
The project is supported by an advisory board, with scholars such as Allan Buchanan, Julian Savulescu, Erik Parens and Mark Coeckelbergh, and by a stakeholder board, which includes the World Health Organisation, UNESCO-COMEST, Council of Europe, Human Genome Organisation, IEEE, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and others.

Profile
You have a master’s degree in philosophy, ethics, medical ethics, or a related field. In addition, you:
• are familiar with the medical sciences;
• are interested in multidisciplinary collaboration;
• have good analytical skills;
• have good English language skills, both in writing and speaking;
• have good social and communication skills in academic as well as non-academic contexts;
• have an interest in policy and practical applications of ethics;
• are able to work independently, but also motivated to collaborate with others, including project participants and stakeholders from different countries and with different backgrounds
The ideal candidate would have either completed a master’s thesis on ethics of human enhancement or a directly related topic, or would have completed a thesis in medical ethics on another topic and have a strong background in medical sciences.

Our offer
A four-year full-time Ph.D. position, starting September 1 (preferred) or October 1, 2017. The gross salary is € 2222,- per month in the first year going up to € 2840,- in the fourth year. On top of this, you receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. You will have a budget for traveling to SIENNA workshops and to international conferences. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:
• a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
• a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references.
• a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
• either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is June 18th, 2017. Interviews will be held in June. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair “Ethics of Technology”) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

Your supervisors will be Prof. Philip Brey and dr. Saskia Nagel, both at University of Twente. Prof. Brey is full professor in philosophy of technology, with a focus on ethics, and coordinator of and researcher in the SIENNA project. Dr. Saskia Nagel is assistant professor in ethics of technology, with a focus on medical and neurotechnologies, and also a researcher in the SIENNA project.

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).