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.


  • Three new ERC Starting Grants at UC3M

    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is receiving almost 4.5 million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC) after obtaining three new Starting Grants. These grants are allocated to excellent researchers with post-doctoral experience of between 2 and 7 years so that they can lead research groups whose activity is included in their respective fields. The UC3M is the most successful Spanish university in this announcement from the ERC with three new Starting Grants thanks to projects submitted by professors Stefano Discetti, Daniel García González, and Mario Merino Martínez. 

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    Published: September 16, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    CASIN – fountain of youth for ageing mice: Ulm researchers turn back the epigenetic clock

    Ageing researchers from Ulm University and IDIBELL Barcelona have 'rejuvenated' elderly mice. As the mice's 'fountain of youth' served a substance called CASIN, which reduces the age-associated protein Cdc42. After only four days of CASIN therapy, the mice lived about 10 percent longer than their untreated conspecifics. The researchers had literally succeeded in turning back the rodents' epigenetic clocks. 

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • NOVA, Sustainability and the SDGs – join the NOVA Science Day to know more!

    The NOVA Science Day is the annual full day event dedicated to bringing together the scientific community of NOVA University Lisbon and promoting the research produced at the university. 

    NOVA Science Day is back for its third edition on September 22 and will be dedicated to Sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Dismantling Hegemonies and Anti-Blackness in Higher Education

    Student Success Project manager Abigail Elliott invited eight experts to a symposium called Dismantling Hegemonies and Anti-Blackness in Higher Education to share their experiences and knowledge of how the legacies of slavery and racism continue to set Black people at a disadvantage.

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • New connectors for the high frequency industry

    Designing and demonstrating a new generation of high frequency interconnections, this is the main objective of a European research project called TERAMeasure, which is being coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and involves the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for Telecommunications (Germany), Anritsu EMEA (United Kingdom) and Protemics GmbH (Germany).bThis technology is primarily intended for high frequency instrumentation and devices as well as biomedical (subcutaneous skin cancer detection) and silicon industry quality control applications.

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Spin-off CrowdScan measures crowds without compromising personal privacy

    CrowdScan, a spin-off from imec and the University of Antwerp, has developed a system that measures the density of a crowd in real-time using a wireless sensor network.

    Based on six years of research at the University of Antwerp and imec, CrowdScan has developed a system to measure crowd densities without using camera images, mobile phone data or other privacy-sensitive information. By transmitting low-energetic radio waves (868 MHz), CrowdScan measures the average signal attenuation of a wireless sensor network relative to the empty environment. 

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • DCU research highlights impact of COVID-19 restrictions on young people with autism

    A new report from Dublin City University which looks at the current and anticipated challenges faced by young people with autism and their families due to the COVID-19 restrictions, highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of the restrictions and an increase in some challenging behaviours.

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Sea-Ice in the Arctic at a Historical Low

    The extent of Arctic sea ice in July is the lowest ever recorded. This was discovered by researchers of the MOSAIC expedition of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). The University of Bremen is also involved in the research project. Embark on the largest polar expedition in history: in September 2019, the German research icebreaker Polarstern has set sail from Tromsø, Norway, to spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean - trapped in ice. The goal of the MOSAiC expedition is to take the closest look ever at the Arctic as the epicenter of global warming and to gain fundamental insights that are key to better understand global climate change. Hundreds of researchers from 20 countries are involved in this exceptional endeavour.

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
  • Social distancing decreased paediatric respiratory tract infections in Finland

    Finland declared a lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, and the ensuring social distancing measures decreased the number of paediatric emergency room visits to nearly one-third of what they used to be, according to a recent register-based study conducted in collaboration between the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio University Hospital and the National Institute for Health and Welfare. 

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    Published: August 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN proudly endorsed the IP Manifesto for EU COVID-19 research

    On 28 July, the European Commission has launched the IP Manifesto to maximise the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID-19.

    The manifesto provides guiding principles for beneficiaries of EU research grants for coronavirus prevention, testing, treatment and vaccination to ensure that their research results will be accessible for all and guarantee a return on public investment.

    YERUN is proud to be among the signatories of this important document, and fully shares the principles of the principles of openness and accessibility of EU-funded research results on which it is based and their importance in the fight against Coronavirus.

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    Published: July 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • OCTOBER
    5
    10:00 - 12:00

    LYY Webinar: Climate challenges and possibilities of the EU Green Deal and EU’s Recovery Plan

    In December 2019 the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the key plan to advance the EU’s climate agenda.  On 27 May 2020 the European Commission presented a €750 billion economic stimulus plan that along with a revised proposal for the EU's 2021-2027 budget should help mitigate the shock from the coronavirus pandemic and pave the way for a sustainable future. How these policy plans and new resources together will contribute to European climate policies? What kind of challenges and possibilities we can foresee in the implementation processes? What are the political disagreements concerning these policy actions? The discussion starts with the presentations of our guest speakers, Krista Mikkonen, the Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and Sirpa Pietikäinen, a member of the European Parliament. After that, online audience has possibility to comment and present questions.

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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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