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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.


  • Research at Brunel -> Deep Purple: Are purple, poo-munching bacteria the future of cosmetics?

    Purple could feature heavily in the future of cosmetics, thanks to a clever bacteria that turns human sewage into some of the valuable ingredients found in today's popular beauty products.

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    Published: June 14, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Open Data - Open Access: New Frontiers for Archives and Digital Platforms dedicated to the Performing Arts

    University of Rome Tor Vergata has organised an International Conference on Open Data and Open Access, focusing on archives and digital platforms dedicated to performing arts. This is being an opportunity to connect nationally with the work done within the YERUN WG on Open Science, co-chaired by the Open Science champion Eva Mendez @evamen

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    Published: June 13, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • Staff exchange strengthens long-standing collaboration between University of Konstanz and University of Essex

    For the sixth time already, administrative staff from the University of Konstanz and the University of Essex exchanged views, experiences and expertise: Between 24 and 28 March, the Konstanz Essex Staff Week took place at the scenic Lake Constance. Fifteen colleagues from the Professional Services in Essex visited their German partners to get to know their “counterparts” and learn about their work at the university.

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    Published: June 13, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF -> Whole grain can contribute to health by changing intestinal serotonin production

    Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In the study, the consumption of cereal fibre from rye or wheat was also found to reduce serotonin levels in the colon of mice. In light of the results, the health benefits of whole grain cereals may be linked, at least in part, to the alteration of serotonin production in the intestines, where the majority of the body’s serotonin is produced. The results of were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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    Published: May 30, 2019 | By: YERUN Office
  • 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

  • JULY
    1-26

    Barcelona International SummerSchool (BISS), 2019 edition

    The full catalogue of the BISS 2019 is available on the website and also in attachment for your consideration. To the courses in Social Movements, Environment, Gender Politics, Big Data, Humanities or New Frontiers in Biology from the 2018 edition, we are now adding others on Artificial Intelligence, Migration, Quantum Mechanics, Philosophy of Law or Digital Marketing. UPF will apply a registration fee waiver to students coming from YERUN universities as a token of appreciation for a valuable partnership.

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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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  • 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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