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.


  • Funding excellence under Open Science principles

    The María de Maeztu strategic research program on data-driven knowledge extraction at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (DTIC-UPF) represents an example of the effort at the scale of a university department to design and implement a strategy that promotes a cultural change around the increasingly complex nature of the challenges faced by the expanding ecosystem created around data-driven research.

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    Published: May 14, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Staff Week on Quality Culture - Let's define the future!

    Last 27 and 28 March, Antwerp University organised the YERUN Staff Week on Quality Culture, with the objective of sharing practices among YERUN members within a culture of quality on the areas of Human Resources, Research and Education. Various presentations outlined different practices and described good examples on how to implement the European HR Excellence Strategy for Researchers, on the employability of early career researchers, on maximising the quality research grant applications, or programme evaluations and the impact on quality development, among others.

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    Published: May 13, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • The Maastricht Debate 2019

    On 29 April in Maastricht, Bas Eickhout (European Green Party), Frans Timmermans (Party of European Socialists), Violeta Tomić (Party of the European Left), Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) and Jan Zahradil (Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe) battled out key issues on the future of Europe. The Maastricht Debate 2019 was livestreamed by POLITICO Europe. Over 50 universities and other organisations around Europe organised debate-watching events. Straight after the debate there were 133.500 live viewers of the stream. Current number of viewers is 200.000.

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    Published: May 13, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF is recruiting 8 Postdoctoral Researchers

    The UEF has eight (8) open positions for postdoctoral researchers to carry out their research under the global challenges recognized in the strategy of the UEF.

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    Published: May 10, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Research at UEF -> Diet rich in animal protein is associated with a greater risk of death

    A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence. Men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a greater risk of death in a 20-year follow-up than men whose diet was more balanced in terms of their sources of protein. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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    Published: April 25, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UAB -> Urban agriculture on rooftops provides healthy, fresh and sustainable food

    The implementation of urban gardens on building rooftops could produce fresh, healthy and sustainable agricultural food and guarantee the food sovereignty of cities, which are becoming increasingly populated. This is clear from the research on urban agriculture developed by the ICTA-UAB within the framework of the FertileCity project.

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    Published: April 24, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • U Bremen Excellence Chairs: Close Cooperation with International Experts

    The university of Bremen is strengthening its cooperation with international experts: it has gained selected experts from all over the world for the U Bremen Excellence Chairs. These visiting professors conduct research closely with colleagues of the university.

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    Published: April 23, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN publishes its Annual Report 2018

    Making a balance of our achievements, our eighteen institutions are actively collaborating with our representation in Brussels. The five lines of action our members agreed to focus on, have now established five Working Groups that materialize the strategic plan into concrete actions. If you want to know more about our work, check our latest Annual Report 2018.

    YERUN Annual Report 2018

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    Published: April 17, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Research at UAB -> UAB researchers publish first edition of the Latin Talmud

    The edition of the Extractiones de Talmud [per ordinem sequentialem] is the result of a European project coordinated by ICREA researcher Alexander Fidora and aims to rescue from oblivion the Latin translations of this sacred Jewish text, older than most Hebrew manuscripts surviving the censorship of the 13th century.

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    Published: April 1, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UPF -> Women are 30% less likely to be considered for a hiring process than men

    This is one of the conclusions of the study Are women less likely to get hired?, written by María José González, Clara Cortina and Jorge Rodríguez-Menés, researchers at UPF’s Department of Political and Social Sciences, published by “La Caixa” Social Observatory.

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    Published: March 20, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

  • JUNE-JULY

    Summer School Management Consulting in the Digital Age - U Rome Tor Vergata

    The University of Rome Tor Vergata organizes the third edition of the Summer School on "Management Consulting in the Digital Age”, a summer school dedicated to YERUN students and focus on reshaping consulting skills a young professional should acquire.

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    JUNE-AUGUST

    UAB Barcelona Summer School 2019

    We are glad to inform you about the 4th edition of the UAB Barcelona Summer School 2019. The UAB Summer School programme is the best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. The Summer School offers courses worth 6 transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Please take into account that students from YERUN universities will have a 20% discount in tuition fees as appreciation for the value partnership.

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  • JUNE
    12-14

    International Staff Week Open Science at UC3M

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is organising its International Staff Week in Open Science, which will be held between the 12th and 14th June 2019. With different activities, such as round tables, workshops and lectures, we will share good practices, ideas for implementation and Universities’ experiences under the eight priorities identified in the European Open Science Agenda.

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    JUNE
    17-18

    YERUN Research Workshop Digital Health & New Technologies

    Following the two successful workshops organised in 2018 on Big Data and Migration, the University Nova de Lisboa is organising the third YERUN Research Workshop in the area of Health & Ageing, and focused on Digital Health and New Technologies.

    Check here the full programme
    Link to registration

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  • JUNE-JULY

    Summer School Management Consulting in the Digital Age - U Rome Tor Vergata

    The University of Rome Tor Vergata organizes the third edition of the Summer School on "Management Consulting in the Digital Age”, a summer school dedicated to YERUN students and focus on reshaping consulting skills a young professional should acquire.

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    JULY
    1-5

    Essex Human Rights Summer School

    Early bird discount ends 19 May
    In 2015, our Human Rights Centre – one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world – launched its Summer School on Human Rights Research Methods. In 2019, students will receive gold standard training in methodologies for human rights research and practice, including an emphasis on data, evidence, and methods for assessing and enhancing the impact of human rights.

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  • JULY
    8

    Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

    The 52nd Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis consists of three two-week sessions. Since 1967 this world renowned summer school has brought global-leading teachers and researchers from over 36 different countries to Essex to teach students cutting-edge tools for social science data analysis and advanced statistical methods to answer key social, political and economic questions. Courses cover various types of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, techniques for data collection and measurement, as well as mathematics.

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    JULY
    29

    Essex Analytics and Data Science Summer School

    Early bird discount ends 10 June

    The Essex Analytics and Data Science Summer School offer one week and two week programmes of cutting-edge courses across the field of data science and analytics. This Summer School provides a unique opportunity to hear keynote talks by leading experts, attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by academics from Essex and other leading institutions and our industrial partners, as well as network with your peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange. Topics of study include the curation and management of data, cutting edge techniques and methods including artificial intelligence, reinforcement learning, deep learning, and statistics, and applications of data in fields ranging from business and finance, to bioinformatics.

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  • JUNE-AUGUST

    UAB Barcelona Summer School 2019

    We are glad to inform you about the 4th edition of the UAB Barcelona Summer School 2019. The UAB Summer School programme is the best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. The Summer School offers courses worth 6 transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Please take into account that students from YERUN universities will have a 20% discount in tuition fees as appreciation for the value partnership.

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    AUGUST
    12-23

    UEF Summer School 2019

    The University of Eastern Finland is happy to welcome applications from your students to the UEF Summer School on 12-23 August 2019. Application period runs until 15 June 2019. The courses offered are available at http://www.uef.fi/en/web/summerschool/courses-summer-2019.

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  • SEPTEMBER
    9-11

    Essex Econometric Methods Summer School

    Essex Business School presents the summer school “Econometric methods for high-dimensional empirical macroeconomic models” taking place for the first time this year. This three-day intensive course (18 hours), delivered by Dimitris Korobilis, aims to help participants develop an understanding of econometric methods relevant for the analysis of large macroeconomic and financial time series data.

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