Young European

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.

  • Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile

    Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Some of these changes were found to correlate with reduced brain grey matter volume, especially in young women who are heavy drinkers. The findings shed new light on the biological implications of adolescent drinking, and could contribute to the development of new treatments. The findings indicate that even drinking that is not considered excessive has adverse effects on young people, both on their metabolism and brain grey matter volume.

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    Published: July 6, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Understanding the semantics of emojis could prevent gender and race stereotypes

    Francesco Barbieri, a member of the Natural Language Technologies research group, is co-author of this paper, presented at the 7th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, held on 5 and 6 June in New Orleans (USA) for which it analysed more than 22 million geotagged tweets in the United States. The good acceptance of emoticons, more commonly known as “emojis”, among the users of social networks and messaging services, and their increasingly widespread use in all types of media (mobile phones, tablets and computers), has led the catalogue of these symbols to expand. For some time now, some of the most commonly used emojis have been presented to the user in a catalogue with slight variations that refer, for example, to skin shade, from lighter to darker, or gender, male or female. These variants are available to the user at the time of inputting the corresponding emoji.

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    Published: July 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Minimalist Biostructures Designed to Create Nanomaterials

    Inspired by a type of natural assembly seen in amyloid fibres, researchers from the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) fabricate 4 molecules of only 7 amino acids with the ability to self-assemble and rapidly and inexpensively form nanomaterials for biomedical and nanotechnological purposes. Researchers of the IBB-UAB have achieved to generate 4 peptides -molecules smaller than proteins - capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form nanomaterials. The research, published in the journal ACS Nano, was conducted by Salvador Ventura, Marta Díaz and Susanna Navarro (IBB-UAB), and included the collaboration of Isabel Fuentes and Francesc Teixidor (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC).

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    Published: July 4, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    The YERUN Summer School has started!

    The University Rome Tor Vergata is hosting the YERUN Summer School Management Consulting in the Digital Age. A total of 30 students from 10 different YERUN Universities together with participants from other European institutions, Asia and Africa are now in Italy, in Villa Mondragone, engaging in active workshops with management consulting companies.

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    Published: July 4, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Sensor Technology to Save Miners’ Lives

    The Center for Computing and Communication Technology at the University of Bremen is cooperating with Wits University in South Africa on the development of sensors designed to reveal the location of miners who go missing underground. Last year more than 80 people died in the South African mines – and experts estimate there are more than 10,000 deaths worldwide. Researchers at the University of Bremen and Wits University in Johannesburg have therefore joined forces to develop new wireless sensor technology that will make it possible to locate the position of miners after an accident. And there is more: In everyday use, the technology also has the potential to safeguard the health of miners while they are working.

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    Published: July 3, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Brunel unveils new metals processing centre

    The car makers and aerospace manufacturers in the UK, and worldwide, are set to benefit from revolutionary new metal processing and casting techniques with the opening of the Advanced Metal Processing Centre at Brunel University London. The new centre provides a massive boost for manufacturers to work with Brunel on large-scale research and development activity, enabling innovations – such as novel structures for lightweight car parts – to make the leap from the lab to full-scale industrial trials.

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    Published: July 2, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • DCU organised 2nd YERUN Research Workshop on Migration & Integration

    The second research workshop, supported by YERUN, took place on 25th & 26th June, at Dublin City University. This workshop was hosted by the the School of Applied Lanuage and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University.  The workshop builds on the expertise of individual YERUN member universities in researching the social, political & legal aspects of migration & integration, plus the experience of universities in seeking to assist migrant students access education.

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    Published: June 27, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN is at THE Summit of Young Universities in USF #YoungUni

    YERUN is pleased to be present at THE Summit for Young Universitieskindly hosted by the University of South Florida, in Tampa. YERUN President Prof Juan Romo (UC3M) and YERUN members Prof Anthony Forster (University of Essex) and Prof Brian MacCraith (Dublin City University) are participating in various sessions of the programme. This afternoon, at a workshop on building alliances and networks moderated by USF Vice Provost Pritish Mukherjee, YERUN presented current activities developed within members to increase faculty and research exchange programmes and improving student learning. YERUN has shared panel with the Australian Technology Network (ATN), who has been highlighting their work to increase industry partnership collaboration.

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    Published: June 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) prolongs funding of NCP for RDM up to 2021

    To improve the management of research data, the German Research Foundation is prolonging funding of the project Deutsche Föderation für Biologische Daten (GFBio) in an amount of 4.3 million euro. Project coordinator is the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen.

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    Published: June 2, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    University of Eastern Finland launches Institute of Law and Welfare

    A new Institute of Law and Welfare has been established at the Law School of the University of Eastern Finland. The core of research of the Institute of Law and Welfare is built around people's fundamental rights relating to welfare at different stages of life. Research carried out at the institute can also focus on social assistance and welfare service systems, authorities and other actors in operating in the welfare sector. Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, Senior Lecturer of Elder Law, has been appointed as the Director of the new institute.

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    Published: June 1, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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    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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    Summer School at University of Konstanz 2018

    We are glad to inform you about our Bodensee Summer School Programme (IBH) 2018. The programme is designed for international students starting their studies in the winter semester at one of the IBH universities (a network of universities in the Lake Constance area) as well as students from one of the University of Konstanz’s partner universities (YERUN), a German intensive language course is always offered in August.

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    Bremen University Summer School 2018 - Learning German in Bremen

    The University of Bremen is offering a summer school on German Language, Culture and Science. They offer a four-week language courses of 25 hours per week. Intermediate and advanced level courses consist of 20 hours of general language lessons and 5 hours of technical language. Basic level courses consist of 25 hours of intensive general language lessons. Usually the maximum number of participants for each group is 15.

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    SDU Summer School 2018

    SDU is happy to welcome you to their exciting new summer school at the University of Southern Denmark with courses from the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Humanities. All courses are open to Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers who will be working together in teams in the intensive 5 ECTS courses. In addition to the courses, the summer school offers a lively programme of social and cultural activities in and around the cities of Odense and Kolding. Students will also get the chance to join in on some of the festivals taking place during the summer.

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    UEF Summer School welcomes your students 13-24 August 2018

    Apply now: UEF Summer School 13-24 August 2018  Application period runs until 15 June 2018 (the applications are handled continuously). The Summer School will be more than just taking a course: it is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with your fellow students - and let's not forget about the opportunity to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings.

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    YERUN General Assembly and Staff Training Week in London

    Brunel University London invites YERUN members to the Staff Training Week and General Assembly meeting to London, next 3-5 September 2018. More details will follow soon.

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