In 2005, Ulrich Vischer assumed the presidency of the University Council in what were tense financial times and, with a careful hand, guided his alma mater into the joint sponsorship with the Canton of Baselland. The crowning achievement of his term of office, which has now come to an end, was the securing of two National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR).
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Jan Gründemann one of the coveted ERC Starting Grants. The junior scientist from the University and University Hospital Basel will receive approx. 1.5 million euros over the next five years for his research project in the fields of neurophysiology and brain research.