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Research Universities

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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.


  • 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

    Life of Sports Offices during lockdown: wellbeing at 360°

    A lot has been written and said about how the lockdown has forced universities to swiftly change their way of teaching, and how students and staff have been adapting to the new situation imposed by the pandemic. There is a specific sector of the university life that, during these months of lockdown, has proven its crucial importance: Sport.

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    Published: May 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • University of Bremen: Urgent Support for International Students

    The corona crisis has changed studying entirely. At the University of Bremen, teaching, research, work, and studies are taking place digitally this summer semester. One of the things that has hardly come into the public view is that the existential conditions for certain groups of students have become more difficult. The loss of many student jobs has mainly affected those who depend on their jobs and do not receive a BAföG student loan or other additional aid from their parents. 

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    Published: May 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Behind the "based on true events" formula in audiovisual fiction

    The formula "based on true events" and similar ones are used in audiovisual fiction, among other things, to short-circuit the critical and interpretative distance with the story being told, to generate a false sense of discursive transparency and to create simulations of factuality in the rhetorical and stereotyped space of an audiovisual discourse that hides its political dimension by appealing to "facts". These are the conclusions of a study carried out by a researcher from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that analyses the political dimension of this kind of expression used massively in TV series and fiction films.

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    Published: May 25, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • WPRN - World Pandemic Research Network to study the social and human impact of COVID-19

    The pandemic will have massive societal and human consequences. All around the world, researchers set up projects to make sense of what happens and to generate knowledge to better cope with the impending challenges. These projects involve several fields of knowledge, including the social sciences and the humanities. There is a pressing need to get a global view of who does what and how, to facilitate sharing, collaboration, capitalization, transfer, and to limit errors, redundancies. 

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    Published: May 13, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    #4 YERUN News: What's up at Young Universities?

    Roughly a month ago, everything had just started and at the same time our present just stopped. Universities were rushing to adapt to a totally unprecedented situation, experimenting emergency solutions with a view to minimise disruptions in the lives of students and staff. In our March newsletter, we have offered you an overview of the different strategies that we have seen implemented by our members, focusing mainly on education. Today, we will present you more thoroughly the progress that has been made in two areas that are at the core of our universities activities: research and societal engagement. 

    Click here to read the YERUN April Newsletter!

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    Published: April 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • Development of a new ventilator prototype for the ICU against COVID-19

    Researchers and technicians from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the University Hospital Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM) have designed and developed a new ventilator prototype for Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the fight against the health crisis caused by COVID-19. The assembly of two units has just been completed in order to start animal tests and homologation processes.

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    Published: April 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Researchers develop a computer simulator that recreates the spread of COVID-19 in Europe

    A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in all Europe, based on parameters such as climate, social distancing policies and transportation. This research work has been carried out by scientists and technologists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Centro Nacional de Epidemiología (CNE) and the Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS).

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    Published: April 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • COVID-19: Is Genetics the answer?

    From Italy, with European, Chinese and Iranian partners, the attempt to answer the questions generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus: a genetic study at the basis of new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

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    Published: April 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Leading Finnish scientists are developing a nasal vaccine against COVID-19

    Academy Professor Seppo Ylä-Herttuala at the University of Eastern Finland is working together with scientists from the University of Helsinki to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that will make use of gene transfer technology that has been developed in Kuopio. The efficacy of the vaccine, developed in collaboration with Professor Kalle Saksela and Academy Professor Kari Alitalo, can possibly be tested already this autumn.

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    Published: April 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • JUNE
    4

    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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    JUNE
    22

    UC3M and CBA Summer School of Arts 2020

    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) are organising a new edition of the School of Arts. The 13th edition of the summer courses, focused on reflecting on society, culture and art, will take place between the 22nd June and 3rd July 2020.

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  • JULY

    UPF: Barcelona International Summer School - COVID-19 updates

    Registrations for the UPF academic summer programme, the Barcelona International Summer School (BISS),  will open on February 10, 2020. The full catalogue of the BISS 2020 is available on the website Students can choose among 33 courses taught in English or Spanish. The schedules and calendars (during the month of July) are based on modules, so that students have the flexibility to combine courses of 4, 2 or 1 week at the heart of Barcelona, in our Ciutadella Campus, creating a vibrant and motivating environment for participating students who are looking for an intellectually challenging summer experience.

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    JULY-AUGUST

    Maastricht University Summer School - COVID-19 updates

    Due to COVID-19, Maastricht University has decided to cancel all on-campus education this summer. This means that a large part of the course offer will not continue as planned. However, the MSS team and professors have been working very hard behind the scenes to be able to offer a selection of online courses. You can find an overview of the courses that will be offered online here

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  • 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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    JULY-AUGUST

    Maastricht University Summer School - COVID-19 updates

    Due to COVID-19, Maastricht University has decided to cancel all on-campus education this summer. This means that a large part of the course offer will not continue as planned. However, the MSS team and professors have been working very hard behind the scenes to be able to offer a selection of online courses. You can find an overview of the courses that will be offered online here

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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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