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EC appoints Vice-Chancellor to key Innovation Institute

nigel_thrift_headshotVice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift has been appointed, by the European Commission, as a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). His appointment commenced on 21 July 2012.

EIT is a key element of the Europe 2020 Strategy and of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation programme. The EIT's mission is to promote growth and competitiveness through innovation.