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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.


  • Collaboration is key to delivering a successful transition to Plan S

    On 25 November 2019 (14.00-16.00 CET), the YERUN Open Science Working Group (OSWG) was delighted to host Neil Jacobs, cOAlition S Interim Programme Manager and Head of Open Science and Research Lifecycle, Jisc, UK, who led a webinar on Plan S and the role of universities.

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    Published: November 27, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2019 – Meet Dimitrios Fakis

    My name is Dimitrios Fakis, I am a PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Brunel University and my research is on the excitation and propagation of electromagnetic surface waves on structural composite substrates.

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    Published: November 27, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought

    There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognised and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources of its food waste. 

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    Published: November 22, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    STICK project lands in Brussels to present final results!

    On 19 November, the consortium of the Erasmus+ STICK project (Sport and Academic Talent Integration through Exchange Programmes in Hockey) presented its final results in Brussels. The consortium is composed by three YERUN members (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Dublin City University and University of Antwerp) plus the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Nottingham Trent University, as well as five European sport clubs.

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    Published: November 22, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • A dedicated action for the EIT to promote innovation capacity development in European Higher Education? Yes, please!

    EU Member states are currently discussing the legislation for the EIT and its Strategic Innovation Agenda. The proposed dedicated action for EIT to boost innovation capacity in universities beyond the KICs is being questioned. Read more why a positive spill-over of the EITs education agenda to a wider community is timely and relevant, and how it can help to transform higher education.

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    Published: November 21, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2019: Meet Leyla Angélica Sandoval Hamón

    Thanks to YERUN I was able to do a research stay at Nova University Lisbon from 15th to 26th July 2019. The main host researcher was Professor Ramos of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Planning at the School of Science and Technology, and senior researcher at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE).

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    Published: November 21, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2019 - Meet Dalila Lindov

    Earlier this year I received a grant from YERUN and completed my research stay at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in May 2019. I visited Prof. Isabele Busom Piquer at the department of Applied Economics. I was then in my second year of study and starting my second dissertation paper.

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    Published: November 19, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN's input to umbrella organisations consultation on the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe

    YERUN has participated in the online consultation on the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe, which was closed on 17 November.

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    Published: November 18, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2019 - Meet Sergej Svorobej

    In May 2019, with the help of the YERUN Research Mobility Awards, I have visited the Institute for Organization and Management of Information Systems, faculty of computer science at Ulm University, Germany. This was the first opportunity to present my completed PhD work after successful viva voce earlier in March. In my thesis I have developed novel techniques, models and software for estimating the impact of data centre planning decisions on Total Cost of Ownership, area which was also of interest to my hosting institute.

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    Published: November 18, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2019 - Meet Jeannine Teichert

    In February 2019, I completed a research stay as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Essex. My core research interest and PhD study are in the area of interpersonal communication and friendships. In the year 2018, I developed a broader interest in researching German expatriates’ digital media habits, to keep up with friends and family worldwide.

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    Published: November 14, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

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