On 30 June 2021, the European Commission appointed Maria Leptin as the new president of the European Research Center (ERC). She will take over from ERC interim President, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, on 1 October 2021. Her term will be of four years, renewable once.
“The European Research Council has since its launch in 2007 built a global reputation for funding excellent, curiosity-driven research. Continued strong leadership and imagination will elevate its standing further. Professor Maria Leptin is the right choice for this task, given her distinguished academic career, international renown, and proven record of innovation and leadership. I would also like to pay tribute to President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon for his remarkable leadership during his terms as ERC President and during the transition from the old to the new EU research and innovation programme.”
– Mariya Gabriel,
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Discover more about Maria Leptin’s appointment and her CV here.