Marc Schiltz pictured here at the Luxembourg National Research Fund premises in Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette.
Photo: Mike Zenari
Marc Schiltz, CEO and secretary general of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), has been reelected for a new two-year mandate as president of Science Europe.
The announcement was made on Wednesday during the 18th general assembly of Science Europe, an association of 37 European research funding and performing organisations across 28 countries, the remit of which, among others, is to foster collaboration across its stakeholders.
In a communiqué, Schiltz praised Science Europe, through which “both research performers and research funders address some of the most important and most relevant challenges in a collaborative manner. They formulate policies together, and that is very unique within Europe and beyond.”
20 years in Luxembourg
The news coincides with FNR’s 20th anniversary. For its 20 years, the institution will hold a special evening designed to spark conversation on the realm between science and fiction. The theme centres around “Frankenstein”, based on the character in the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley, the scientist who creates a creature using questionable scientific means. It’s a topic that should resonate well in modern times, given the promises but also ethical questions surrounding topics like gene altering, designer babies, the use of artificial intelligence and more, timely even today.