The EIB Institute has attributed three University Research Sponsorship (EIBURS) for the period 2014-2017 on the following lines of research to the following universities:

  • Impact of Microfinance on Financial and Social Inclusion, University College Dublin, Geary Institute (Ireland), partnering with the Universities of Bordeaux and Geneva and the European Microfinance Network. 19 universities from 8 countries submitted proposals.
  • Demographic Change in the EU:  the Oldest Old and the Need for Innovative Models of more Efficient Elderly Care, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), partnering with Oslo and Vienna Universities and Cass Business School. 28 universities from 16 countries submitted proposals.
  • Economic Analysis of Energy Efficiency Investments, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom), partnering with the Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement and the German Institute for Economic Research. 14 universities from 10 countries submitted proposals.

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The EIBURS is part of the Institute’s Knowledge Programme, through which the EIB fosters relationships with universities. EIBURS are awarded, through a competitive procedure, to university departments or associated research centres within the EU, the candidate countries or potential candidate countries.

They provide grants of up to EUR 100 000 per year for three years to university research centres examining topics and themes of interest to the Bank’s Group (EIB and EIF).