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ELLIS Research Programs

The ELLIS research programs focus on areas with the potential to move the needle in modern AI - from basic research in theory and algorithms to applications in health and climate sciences. They include outstanding researchers as ELLIS Fellows and Scholars. Currently, there are 16 different research programs in ELLIS.

ELLIS PhD & Postdoc Program

The ELLIS PhD and Postdoc program offers outstanding young researchers from all over the world a unique entry point to cutting-edge machine learning research by connecting them to leading scientists across Europe and by offering them a variety of training activities. Students can choose between an academic and an industry track.


ELLIS is creating a network of research sites across Europe which are either located at existing AI research institutions or created from scratch. Currently, there are 41 ELLIS Units and 1 Associate Unit in 17 countries. The long-term goal is to establish a set of world-class ELLIS institutes distributed across Europe, each acting as the core of a local AI ecosystem.

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22 July 2024

“With advances in AI, we have better tools to act against the climate crisis”

From the “ELLIS/ELISE AI for Learning Weather and Climate” workshop, Gustau Camps-Valls, Co-Director of the ELLIS Program ‘Mach...

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12 July 2024

Inauguration of the new ELLIS Unit Barcelona: A key initiative to boost AI research excellence in Catalonia

The ELLIS Unit Barcelona, essential for establishing Catalonia as a leading hub for AI research and innovation in Europe, was o...

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10 July 2024

Open Call for Proposals – ELIAS Nodes

The European Lighthouse of AI for Sustainability (ELIAS) calls for a 1st round of proposals for the creation of ELIAS nodes fos...

Latest Events (view more ..)

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2024-08-26 - 2024-08-30

ELLIS Doctoral Symposium: AI & Sustainability

SAVE THE DATE! The ELLIS Doctoral Symposium (EDS) is coming back this summer and celebrates its fourth edition in Paris, France...