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Important distinction for the Department of Civil Engineering: research funding through European Program HORIZON 2020.

Important distinction for the Department of Civil Engineering: research funding through European Program HORIZON 2020.

The Department of Civil Engineering participated in a research proposal for the extremely competitive program HORIZON 2020, for research on the Topic Water-2b: Integrated approaches to food security, low-carbon energy, sustainable water management and climate change mitigation. A total of 59 proposals were submitted on the Topic and only 2 were selected for funding (success rate of 3%). The proposal submitted by the University of Thessaly with principal investigator the Assoc. Professor Chrysi Laspidou and acronym SIM4NEXUS was one of the two proposals that were selected for funding and focuses on the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate under the influence of climate change. The total budget for the project is 8 million euros and the duration is 4 years.

SIM4NEXUS Concept