The University of Twente and the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari have been selected to carry out EIBURS research grants for 2019-2022.

The University of Twente will work on the theme of ‘Building the future of inclusive finance: the role of Fintechs and digitalisation’ together with the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Qredits. The project will also be supported by the Technical University of Berlin, the Nord University, Triodos Bank and Youth Business International.

Eight universities from seven countries submitted proposals.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Department of economics) will work on ‘Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in credit analysis and ratings”. The project will be supported by the Research Center “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe“ (SAFE), a cooperation of the Center for Financial Studies and Goethe University Frankfurt, and the University of Milano Bicocca (Department of Economics, Management and Statistics).

Ten universities from seven countries submitted proposals.

EIBURS research grants (up to EUR 100 000 per year for three years) are part of the Institute’s Knowledge Programme activities through which the EIB Group fosters relationships with universities and research centres. They are awarded through a competitive procedure to university departments or research centres within the EU, candidate countries or potential candidate countries for topics and themes of interest to the Bank’s Group (EIB and EIF).

Thirty-one EIBURS research projects led by 24 universities and research centres from 11 countries have been financed so far.

For more information please also see our research map.