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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.

  • Brunel boosts UK economy by design

    Brunel is one of a trio of UK Universities powering a £4.68m project to help businesses and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. The design department along with De Montfort University Leicester and Nottingham Trent University will start a specialist company to help small firms get innovations off the drawing board and onto the market.

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    Published: April 19, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Lutz Mädler receives the ERC Advanced Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Lutz Mädler, professor at the University of Bremen and head of the Department of Process Engineering at the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering – IWT. The award is endowed with 2.5 million euro.

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    Published: April 17, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Innovation Centre at University of Essex. The Knowledge Gateway

    The project on the University’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park is aiming to drive growth in the north of Essex and is being backed by £2m from Essex County Council and £2m from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. More than 50 innovative businesses will eventually make the Innovation Centre their home and the completion of the frame shows the scheme is on-track to be completed early in 2019. The building project is being overseen by Kier Construction.

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    Published: April 13, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Prestigious grant for Maastricht University’s Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

    The VISION project, a collaboration between the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (Maastricht University), the University Eye Clinic Maastricht (MUMC+) and the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (FBVO, Italy), was awarded a TOP grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) earlier this month. The team, led by Professor Clemens van Blitterswijk and Dr. Sabine van Rijt (MERLN), Prof. Rudy Nuijts and Dr. Mor Dickman (MUMC+), and Dr. Stefano Ferraro (FBVO) will receive €675,000 for its research.

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    Published: April 11, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • University of Bremen has a new strategy!

    The University of Bremen’s “Strategy 2018-2028” is the result of an intensive dialogical process. It sets clearly defined goals for the coming decade and builds on the University’s strengths as well as its shared values and its very own “Bremen spirit”. The vision: a leading European research university and an inspirational place of education. “Strategy 2018-2028” takes account of the challenges society will be facing over the next ten years and describes the contribution the University wants to make to the state of Bremen and to the advancement of knowledge going forward.

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    Published: April 6, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Citizens of the future gain life skills at Brunel

    Thousands of Year 6 schoolchildren from across the London Borough of Hillingdon are learning invaluable life skills this month at Brunel University London as part of the Junior Citizen scheme. The annual event, a partnership led by London Fire Brigade (Hillingdon), is being held at Brunel for the first time – with the stimulating learning environment of the university's new STEAM Learning Centre, Inspire, being used to full effect.

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    Published: April 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN Sports Days 2018

    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 recognized framework of sport, Fair Play and universal friendship. The YERUN Sport Days are organized each year in April from Wednesday to Friday at the University of Antwerp (25 to 28 April in 2018). During these three days, each YERUN member is free to participate in a program including a YERUN Sports Workshop for professionals and students 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.

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    Published: April 4, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    The HEIRRI project publishes research on the teaching of RRI at the university

    The team, coordinated by Gema Revuelta through the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre at Pompeu Fabra University, has published a scientific article based on political documents, academic articles, projects and interviews in Science and Engineering Ethics.

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    Published: April 3, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

    Shark Bay seagrass carbon storage hotspot suffers alarming losses after a devastating marine heat wave, according to a study led by ICTA-UAB researchers. The loss of seagrass would have released up to nine million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

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    Published: March 23, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Scientists to combat dry eyes

    UAntwerp leads European consortium in search of new treatment for Dry Eye Disease. More and more people are suffering from dry eyes, partly because of our intensive screen usage. Scientists at the University of Antwerp are joining the search for new treatments for this condition under the aegis of a European consortium.

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    Published: March 20, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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