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.

  • YERUN members meet in Bremen

    The University of Bremen kindly hosted the YERUN General Assembly meeting, on 16 March. YERUN members had on the agenda important decisions to take as regards our commitment towards Open Science and the creation of the European Education Area and the future European Universities Networks. The 5 chairs of the YERUN Working Groups (EU Policy, Open Science, Joint Programmes, Research Mobility and Employability) updated the members and proposed the directions  for the future activities of the network.

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    Published: March 16, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our outstanding social science research

    World-leading social science research at Essex is being recognised with the presentation of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace. The Prize is the highest form of national recognition for the work of a UK university and was officially bestowed on the University at Buckingham Palace by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The Award was received by Essex’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) Professor Emily Grundy.

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    Published: March 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • A new MOOC is to introduce the concept of responsible research and innovation

    Concepts and Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation is the new massive open online course (MOOC) offered by UPF. Its aim is to introduce the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and teach how to put it into practice. RRI is a concept that involves the need to align research, development and innovation (R&D&I) with society to respond to its needs, values and expectations. The course will allow participants to find out about its history and discuss and compare the different approaches and concepts. It will also provide them with tools to discover how to apply this concept to their work or studies and the opportunity to put it into practice in a role simulation exercise. The course, which starts on 26 February and lasts six weeks (until 9 April), will be given from the Canvas platform. Registrations are already open to everyone, and it is particularly interesting for people linked to higher education institutions or research projects.

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    Published: March 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Every £1 invested in medical research returns 25p per year, forever

    What is the economic value of medical research? A new study from Brunel University London and King’s College London suggests we now know the answer – for every £1 invested, society benefits by 25p per year, every year, forever. The figure is the culmination of a decade-long series of ‘What’s it Worth?’ studies – backed by a consortium of high-profile funders including the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Academy of Medical Sciences – which set out to understand the economic return of public and charity-funded medical research.

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    Published: March 11, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN responds to the public consultation on the future of the EU finances in the area of R&I

    YERUN responded today to the European Commission public consultation on the future of the EU finances in the area of Research & Innovation. In this consultation, YERUN asks for a reinforced and higher dedication of the future EU finances to Research and Innovation (R&I) to build a larger, more flexible and inclusive Framework Programme 9 (FP9). Read our full position HERE -> YERUN position on the future of EU finances

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    Published: March 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF Business School joins AACSB

    The University of Eastern Finland Business School has joined AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s leading network of business schools seeking to strengthen the quality of education and research in business studies. “By 2030, our vision is to be an internationally attractive Business School known for creating path-breaking scientific knowledge, as well as the home of high-quality education for future business and society,” says Associate Professor Saara Julkunen, the Head of the UEF Business School.

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    Published: March 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • The “Google” of human genetic variation

    New Portal Allows Users to Navigate Thousands of Data on Human Genetic Diversity. Researchers from the Bioinformatics of Genomic Diversity group at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with scientists from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a centre belonging to the CSIC and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), created the PopHuman browser, the largest available inventory of measures of genetic diversity along the human genome.

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    Published: March 2, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    ReCO2ST launched to demonstrate Near Zero Energy Building renovation

    A new multimillion euro research project which will demonstrate how buildings can be renovated to use ‘near zero energy’ has launched at Brunel University London. Featuring 17 partners from nine European countries and funded by Horizon 2020, the €8.4m project brings together academia and industry to develop a ‘Retrofit Kit’ that can be used to reduce energy consumption by 60-95% in renovated buildings.

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    Published: March 1, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • 26 Successful candidates got the YERUN Research Mobility Awards

    The YERUN Research Mobility Awards are one of YERUN’s strategic actions aiming to fostering research collaboration within the institutions in the network. In 2017, YERUN members decided to fund this mobility scheme to help researchers from YERUN universities to create critical mass for research projects and to encourage the cross-fertilisation of ideas and the wider dissemination and impact of YERUN institutions’ research findings. The YERUN Researcher Mobility Awards are competitive awards for academics and researchers from PhDs to early career and established academics at YERUN universities. The programme provides support to undertake up to two weeks of research at another YERUN partner institution from a different country.

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    Published: February 22, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Working Group on EU Policy meets in Brussels

    YERUN members are meeting in Brussels to discuss their priorities for the next MFF and ultimately, the next framework programme, FP9. With a re-edited version of the YERUN Position Paper on FP9, the WG members will prepare their answer to the consultation on the future of the EU finances.

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    Published: February 16, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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