University staff are largely involved in international research and development cooperation. In this respect, projects of the EU's 7th Framework Program for Science and now Horizon 2020 were of particular importance. By 30 June 2017, forty-two of H2020 projects were managed. Among them, there are the most prestigious projects of the European Research Council (ERC), which are currently the most competitive grant system in the world. In 2016, the second ERC grant was awarded to prof. Jana Roithová (PřF) and in 2017 dr. Jiří Klimeš (MFF) gained the ERC Starting grant.