Young European

Research Universities

Our Mission

The founding goals of the Network are to strengthen and develop cooperation in the areas of research, academic education and service to society among a cluster of highly-ranked, young research universities in Europe on an equal basis and for their common benefit.


  • UEF is a pioneer of open science in Finland

    The University of Eastern Finland has taken determined steps to develop its services and competence in the field of open science, and the results of this work can now be seen in a new evaluation report, the Atlas of Open Science and Research in Finland in 2019, published by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The report evaluates the openness of the operational culture of the country’s research organisations and examines how research organisations promote open science and research. 

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Paris Dauphine-PSL adopts a roadmap to promote Open Science development

    In order to give more visibility to the work it produces and to make research practices evolve, PSL University has just approved an Open Science Charter. This document, adopted by the university's governance on 5 May 2020, states PSL's commitment to the Open Science movement and puts it forward as a major strategic axis. 

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • Open Science and public engagement at SDU

    In Denmark, Citizen Science is often used for data collection and mapping of nature areas, but at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Citizen Science is much more than that. Citizen Science is about generating interaction and dialogue between citizens and researchers, thereby reducing the distance between them in order to encourage a debate based on knowledge and facts. 

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    University Antwerp instrumental in launch of Flemish Open Science Board

    Recently the Flemish government founded the Flemish Open Science Board or FOSB to structure and stimulate Flemish open science policies. The FOSB acts as a platform where all stakeholders can meet, discuss and draft policy advice for the Flemish government. In particular, the FOSB advises on an annual government allowance of 5 million euros, at first mainly dedicated to developing the necessary human and technical infrastructure to support research data management (RDM) for all Flemish researchers. Later on other aspects of open science will be addressed as well.

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • NOVA University Lisbon - Open Science commitment is here to stay!

    Since 2015 NOVA has implemented a complete cycle of platforms to manage its research outputs, providing access internally to more than 3200 researchers to their CRIS system PURE and displaying their research outputs in a public portal (NOVA Research Portal), with the main goal of allowing experts and the general public to discover NOVA's Research Units, Researcher profiles and the science being developed at their institution.

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    The Netherlands develops new ways of recognition and rewards for academics

    At Maastricht University and all other academic institutions in the Netherlands, an initiative has been launched to change the way academics are recognized and rewarded. This initiative has been launched under the leadership of Maastricht University’s Rector Magnificus Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert, together with her counterpart at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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    Published: June 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN special roundtable on COVID-19 and General Assembly meeting

    On 15 June 2020, YERUN held its General Assembly, in an online format. The meeting was originally planned to take place in beautiful Maastricht, hosted by Maastricht University, but was convened virtually due to the current travel restrictions.

    The day started off with a special meeting on COVID-19, which provided an occasion for experts from YERUN member institutions to exchange views and practices on three previously identified topic: teaching staff/digital education, student support and campus management. The shared information will feed into YERUN's vision on the future of higher education in Europe and the impact that the pandemic will have on shaping it.

    Click here to read the full report of the meeting.

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    Published: June 24, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Zukunftskolleg opens 15th call for applications for Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The Zukunftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Konstanz) opened its 15th call for applications for Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Fellowship are as follows:

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    Published: June 16, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • A geospatial analysis identifies the areas most vulnerable to COVID-19

    A report based on a geospatial analysis conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in collaboration with TAPTAP Digital, using additional data from Predicio and Tamoco, identifies the areas in Spain that require increased measures of protection against new outbreaks of the COVID19 epidemics.

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    Published: June 16, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Launch of European NetIAS Lecture Series on "Borders"

    The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz, as part of the European Network of Institutes for Advanced Studies (NetIAS), announces the launch of its European NetIAS Lectures Series. "Borders" defines the overarching theme for the series in summer 2020.

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    Published: June 3, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • JULY
    20-31

    Essex International Summer School 2020 - COVID-19 updates (cancelled)

    Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic our 2020 International Summer School has been cancelled. For more information on refunds please contact intsummerschool@essex.ac.uk. Many thanks to everyone who applied and we hope to welcome you on one of our future summer schools.

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    OCTOBER
    14-16
    09:00

    POSTPONED - YERUN Sport Days 2020

    The "YERUN Sport Days" are a collaboration between YERUN, the University of Antwerp and the PCU Committee. The PCU Committee is the university part of Panathlon International, an association recognised by the International Olympic Committee. During three days, each YERUN member is free to participate in a program including a YERUN workshop for professionals on Wednesday, a YERUN dinner for students and professionals on Thursday evening and the complete sports and event program from Wednesday to Friday of the PCU Games for student teams. The YERUN Sport days offer a platform where students and sport offices experience the advantages of the YERUN network and where awareness about the network is created among our students, all within an International Olympic Committee recognised framework of sport, fair play and universal friendship.

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