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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.


  • Bremen study on "trump effect" becomes media hit in the USA

    The sociologist Lara Minkus would not have expected this media echo. Her study on the trump effect in Europe, which she published together with two colleagues from Florence and Magdeburg, was reprinted by many US newspapers.

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    Published: February 8, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Adopting Plan S as an individual researcher

    After the launch of Plan S by cOAlition S on September 4th 2018, numerous position papers (including from YERUN) have been published to support, comment or recommend how it should evolve and how should be implemented. But what does it mean for an individual researcher to support and adopt Plan S? Our colleague Anxo Sánchez, researcher from UC3M, presents his views below.

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    Published: February 5, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Eight Postdoctoral Positions available at University of Bremen!

    The University of Bremen, a mid-sized University with approximately 270 professorships and 20,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research. Funded by the University’s Central Research Development Fund (CRDF), the University of Bremen invites postdoctoral researchers to apply for Eight Postdoctoral Positions (Open Topic) to pursue an independent research project for three years.

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    Published: February 4, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    An UC3M study analyses the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the elections

    Research from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the University of Warwick and ETH Zurich has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it may have increased the number of Donald Trump voters by ten per cent in the 2016 presidential elections.

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    Published: January 15, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN Coordinators meeting in Brussels

    The first meeting organised this year by YERUN in Brussels was dedicated to the YERUN Coordinators. Members came to the YERUN office to discuss the progress made last year, analyse the opportunities for the year ahead and discuss their role, activities and working methods.

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    Published: January 10, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF --> Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

    Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items. High intake of eggs has traditionally been discouraged, mainly due to their high cholesterol content. However, eggs are also a rich source of many bioactive compounds that can have beneficial effects on health. This means that the health effects of consuming eggs are difficult to determine based solely on their cholesterol content.

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    Published: January 8, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Xmas is coming! -> The results of the YERUN Research Mobility Awards 2018-2019 are out!

    The second call of the YRMA was launched on October 8thand closed a month after. We received a total of 88 applications. Out of these, the evaluation committee has selected 36 excellent proposals for research collaboration mobility. The list of successful applicants is here below. Congratulations!

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    Published: December 20, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF -> Novel antibacterial drugs

    Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed novel antibacterial compounds, focusing on the role of LsrK kinase. LsrK kinase is a protein involved in bacterial communication. In a new study published in ChemMedChem, the researchers explore LsrK kinase as a target in antibacterial drug design.

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    Published: December 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Distinction: “Excellence in Gender Equality!”

    In the coming years, the University of Bremen will be given the opportunity to receive funding from the female professors program of the Federal Government and Federal States. In addition, the University of Bremen is one of ten higher education institutions to be honored by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) for their approaches to gender equality. The university can now apply for up to four start-up grants for the initial appointment of women to tenured professorships.

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    Published: December 13, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Staff Week on Best Practices for International Collaboration at Doctoral Level - Presentations available

    The YERUN Staff Week on Best Practices for International Collaboration at Doctorate Level was a three-day training activity that focused on the challenges and the advantages of different forms of “structured mobility” at Doctorate level in the context of the debate on doctoral training in Europe and the role of European university networks in the future European Education Area. It was organised by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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    Published: November 30, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

  • JANUARY
    25, 26

    1st YERUN Research Workshop on Big Data, and advanced analytics for the digital economy

    The University of Essex, in collaboration with University Roma Tor Vergata and Carlos III Madrid, organised the first YERUN Research Workshop. The first of a series of 6 research workshops focused on Big Data, Data Analytics and the Digital Economy. Registration was reserved to researchers from YERUN institutions. Update! -> Check out the report of the YERUN Research Workshop on Big Data here.

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    MARCH
    27-29

    YERUN Staff Week and General Assembly in Antwerp

    The University of Antwerp is hosting the next Staff Week and General Assembly YERUN meetings, next 27-29 March. The first two days will be devoted to a Staff Week focusing on quality culture in its broadest sense, with particular emphasis on research, education and human resources.

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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-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

    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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