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.


  • University of Antwerp supporting secondary schools with Klimaatlink

    At the beginning of last year, climate strike protests swept across the world and triggered increased dialogue between scientists and the public. It quickly became clear to UAntwerp scientists that the education sector was in urgent need of teaching materials related to climate change solutions. A new citizen science project, Klimaatlink, aims to fill that gap.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    DCU launches 2021 STInt Programme to inspire innovative learning in STEM Education

    Dublin City University has launched the 2021 STInt (STEM Teacher Internship) Programme which will provide pre-service STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) teachers with the opportunity to gain skills and experiences within the STEM Industry. 

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • Unique in Germany: Dual PhD for Teacher Education at Bremen University

    Completing a PhD and practical teacher training phase at a school at the same time. That is what future teachers can do within the university’s unique Dual PhD programme.

    Once teachers have settled in their daily school life, only very few find their way back to the university to start a PhD. The University of Bremen is making it possible for future teachers to combine their practical teacher training phase with a PhD by means of a scholarship. In this way they are connecting theory and practice. The teaching staff who have completed their PhD also then have the option work in schools and at universities.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Benefits for pollinators and beauty for people – UEF’s Joensuu Campus gets two new meadows

    The Joensuu Campus of the University of Eastern Finland will be in full bloom next spring, thanks to two new meadows established on the campus area. The meadows are a gift from the Finnish Environment Institute, marking the institute’s 25th anniversary. The meadows are located in the middle of the university campus. Perennial meadow flowers are sown in the areas, as well as bulbous plants that bloom early in the first spring.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • Research at UC3M: How 3D printed metals fracture

    A study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Texas A&M University (USA) and the Israel Institute of Technology has identified two mechanisms that produce the mechanical failure of 3D printed metals used in the aerospace and automotive industry and subjected to extreme loading conditions. This advance, which improves our understanding of how micro pores inside these metals behave, will help us design stronger materials which can be used in other fields, such as for implants in the biomedical industry.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Encouraging the Next Generation of Students to Study STEM Subjects

    Brunel University London is involved in a project aimed to inspire the next generation of students to study STEM subjects. The project is called SAM (Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing) and its objective is to increase the attractiveness of the Additive Manufacturing sector to young people, whilst promoting gender balance. In February 2020, Brunel’s Dr Adeayo Sotayo attended and presented at a STEM event and workshop for secondary school students at the University of Bristol (UK). 

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • University of Konstanz - Data literacy for all: The “Advanced Data and Information Literacy Track” (ADILT)

    As data-driven processes are rapidly transforming our personal and professional lives – and this rings especially true in light of the current coronavirus pandemic – data literacy is emerging as a key competency that is crucial to personal and political decision-making processes and broader debates within society.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    International co-teaching teams at the University of Konstanz

    Digital media enable learning and teaching independent of time and place and open up new perspectives on internationalisation in university teaching. In times of limited physical mobility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Office at the University of Konstanz supports virtual mobility and cross-border cooperation in Higher Education on the basis of digital media by launching a call for innovative digital co-teaching formats.

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    Published: October 26, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • What an Open Access Week!

    Until Sunday, this week marks the Open Access Week 2020, which this year is dedicated to the topic: “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”. At YERUN, we have always been convinced about the importance of contributing to the transition and implementation towards Open Science at universities. This is even more relevant in the unprecedented times we are living in, which are making clear how crucial openness and collaborative approaches are in finding common solutions to global challenges. 

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    Published: October 23, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Welcome to the new (hybrid) academic year!

    We are in that time of the year again: September, the start of the new academic year! In normal times, this means a new beginning, full of hopes and renewed energies. But in 2020, it is an odd beginning, that feels more like a prolongation of the ‘locked’ spring we went through a few months ago. Indeed, many things have changed: masks have become an integral part of our outfits; not shaking hands or hugging is now considered as a responsible behaviour and, one way or another, we have accepted that this is the reality we have to live in for yet months to come. 

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    Published: September 21, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • NOVEMBER
    4-5

    YERUN-ECIU virtual training on Erasmus

    ECIU and YERUN are co-organising an exciting training on the next Erasmus Programme, taking place online in the mornings of 4 and 5 November 2020 (draft programme here). The training aims to prepare practitioners from ECIU and YERUN member institutions to take full advantage of the new programme and be fully prepared for some of the key initiatives the European Commission plans to introduce from January onwards.

    The next Erasmus programme is just around the corner, commencing on 1 January 2021. For the past year, the doctrine of the European Commission has been that the new programme is supposed to be an evolution, rather than a revolution. Yet, the ambition is to utilise the increased funding to evolve the programme substantially. This includes a range of new initiatives and mobility formats.

    Considering the post-COVID era, internationalisation will require practitioners to adapt to this new reality and contribute to encouraging and organising mobility that is innovative, inclusive and safe at the same time.

    Are you a YERUN member wishing to attend the event? Get in touch with the YERUN Office!

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    NOVEMBER
    23-24-25

    YERUN-ECIU virtual training on Horizon Europe

    ECIU and YERUN are co-organising an exciting training on Horizon Europe, taking place online in the mornings of 23-24-25 November 2020. The programme (draft programme here) will address Horizon Europe novelties, both transversal and within specific instruments, presented by high-level Commission officials in a mix of centralised and break-out sessions. The event aims to:

    • Prepare our member institutions to understand the opportunities of Horizon Europe, its work programmes, instruments, calls and topics.
    • Bring our research support offices together as a networking opportunity and possibility to share experiences among each other, within this workshop and beyond.
    Are you a YERUN member wishing to attend the event? Get in touch with the YERUN Office! We hope that the event will trigger your interest and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

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  • APRIL
    7-8

    YERUN SDG Staff Days - 7 and 8 April 2021

    Join a digital experience between 17 European Universities on "working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals"! How might we integrate the UN SDGs in developing our universities? What opportunities do they provide in shaping the future? What challenges do we meet in integrating such complex issues into everyday management and development of the university sector? As part of the YERUN, you are hereby invited to join the conversation! If your daily work is actively influenced by the commitments within the UN SDGs or you find it relevant to reflect on how this might become part of your daily work life in the future, we invite you to join in creating an international community of colleagues from 17 different European Universities.

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    JUNE - AUGUST

    Antwerp Summer University

    Looking for an unforgettable summer full of knowledge and fun? University of Antwerp has launched its first series of programmes for the 12th edition. The list of programmes is available below and registration is already open. The second and third series will be announced mid-December 2020 and early February 2021. If covid-19 won’t allow to physically organise the summer schools on campus, several programmes will be offered online. Visit www.uantwerp.be/asu to stay up-to-date and find out everything about Antwerp Summer School programmes!

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  • JUNE - AUGUST

    Antwerp Summer University

    Looking for an unforgettable summer full of knowledge and fun? University of Antwerp has launched its first series of programmes for the 12th edition. The list of programmes is available below and registration is already open. The second and third series will be announced mid-December 2020 and early February 2021. If covid-19 won’t allow to physically organise the summer schools on campus, several programmes will be offered online. Visit www.uantwerp.be/asu to stay up-to-date and find out everything about Antwerp Summer School programmes!

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