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.


  • The YERUN April Newsletter is out!

    Hello and welcome to the YERUN April newsletter! At the beginning of the month, the University of Southern Denmark hosted the YERUN Staff Days, which this year focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The virtual event brought together more than 150 colleagues from across the YERUN network, who exchanged views and practices on the SDGs and how they engage with them in their everyday life. Do you want to know more about it? Here is a nice playlist summarising the inspiring discussions! On 22 April, we also celebrated the World Earth Day, which provides a moment of reflection across the globe on what we can and must do to protect our planet. To wrap-up this exciting month, we dedicate this newsletter to projects and initiatives carried out by YERUN universities with regard to sustainability. Enjoy your read! 

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    Published: April 28, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    Research on problems that really matter

    Brunel University London is committed to using sources and disposing of materials in a responsible way. Many are, in fact, the initiatives taken by Brunel to ensure a sustainable approach to the university’s life: food and supplies are sourced ethically, through a responsible procurement strategy; the use of plastic is minimised through an updated environment policy, and through the research of the Partnership for Sustainable Food Future. The university has put in place policies on reducing the waste sent to landfill, through elimination, reduction, reuse and recycling – and it has increased the proportion of waste they recycle. Moreover, a tracking system of the way in which handle hazardous and toxic materials is handled is put in place.

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    Published: April 27, 2021 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN President interviewed by 'Vox Academiae'

    The YERUN President, and Rector of the University of Bremen, Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, was recently interviewed by the Croatian magazine 'Vox Academiae', which is a special supplement to regional newspaper Novi list Daily, dedicated to higher education, science, and arts. The 39th issue of the magazine featuring the interview was published on Friday 23 April.

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    Published: April 27, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    New UC3M Agenda for compliance with the SDGs

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has presented its Agenda for compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at proposing new lines of actions in all of the University institutional activities (teaching, research, administration and government, and social leadership) to convert the SDGs into one of UC3M’s strategic pillars for development.  In addition, the Agenda seeks to raise awareness in the University Community on this matter and encourage active participation to achieve these goals. UC3M commits to compliance with the diverse measures included in this plan by the end of 2023. 

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office
  • University of Konstanz: shaping a sustainable future together

    Sustainable development is a high priority goal for the University of Konstanz and a topic that it deals with intensively, both institutionally and academically. In 2015, it was the first university in Germany that established a student-led Green Office, and a continuous working group “Sustainable Development” was founded in 2020. More recently, in April 2021, the university’s  new Vice Rector for Sustainability, Information and Communication Technology, Professor Christine Peter, took office, anchoring sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the highest level of leadership at the university.

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    UAntwerp SDG Youth Hub brings students together to exchange best practices

    The University of Antwerp attaches great importance to sustainability, in many different areas. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play a role in various parts of life at the university, from student initiatives to research activities. But there are target groups in the outside world too, including young people and local authorities. 

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office
  • DCU - The University of Transformation and Impact

    Bringing beneficial impact to individuals and communities is central to the DNA of Dublin City University. DCU's aspiration is to be known as a University of Transformation and Impact that strives to deliver on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    Innovation District – sustainability best practices

    NOVA University Lisbon launched the Innovation District, a project aiming to create a new global city in Almada, that will combine a unique and sustainable lifestyle in a new geography of innovation and technological knowledge. NOVA School of Science and Technology is the heart of the Innovation District in Almada, a project developed by NOVA together with public and private partners. 

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office
  • UEF calculated its carbon footprint – aims to become carbon neutral by 2025

    The University of Eastern Finland has calculated its carbon footprint. Last year the university set up several groups of experts to carry out the carbon footprint calculation and come up with ways to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality. The groups comprised experts from the university and representatives from the university’s partners, such as the Student Union, University Properties of Finland Ltd, and campus restaurants. The work was carried out in five groups, each respectively focusing on facilities, procurements, travel, campus restaurants and laboratories. 

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    U Bremen: A Strong and Dedicated Climate University

    The University of Bremen has been dedicated to climate and environmental research for many years. The university’s scientists carry out research together with excellent partners within renowned, interdisciplinary networks. Moreover, the University of Bremen is the only Germany university that helped to establish the “International Universities Climate Alliance” (IUCA) – a unique network of 35 universities that are global leaders in climate research. 

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    Published: April 26, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

  • MAY
    28
    10:00 -12:30

    Interacting effectively in blended learning (BUDS project online event)

    Would you like to (further) implement online and blended learning at your academic institution? Are you curious how you can create effective interaction in your blended approach? Are you looking for tips & tricks about online & blended learning?

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    JUNE - AUGUST

    Antwerp Summer University

    Looking for an unforgettable summer full of knowledge and fun? University of Antwerp has launched its first series of programmes for the 12th edition. The list of programmes is available below and registration is already open. The second and third series will be announced mid-December 2020 and early February 2021. If covid-19 won’t allow to physically organise the summer schools on campus, several programmes will be offered online. Visit www.uantwerp.be/asu to stay up-to-date and find out everything about Antwerp Summer School programmes!

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  • JULY - AUGUST

    University of Essex: Analytics, Data Science, and Decision Making Summer School

    Registration for the Institute for Analytics and Data Science’s online summer school is now open!

    The summer school will take place from 26 July to 6 August 2021. Attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by world-leading academics and industry partners from around the globe, immerse yourself in the world of data science and network with peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange all presented in a convenient online format.

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    JUNE - AUGUST

    Antwerp Summer University

    Looking for an unforgettable summer full of knowledge and fun? University of Antwerp has launched its first series of programmes for the 12th edition. The list of programmes is available below and registration is already open. The second and third series will be announced mid-December 2020 and early February 2021. If covid-19 won’t allow to physically organise the summer schools on campus, several programmes will be offered online. Visit www.uantwerp.be/asu to stay up-to-date and find out everything about Antwerp Summer School programmes!

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  • JULY - AUGUST

    University of Essex: Analytics, Data Science, and Decision Making Summer School

    Registration for the Institute for Analytics and Data Science’s online summer school is now open!

    The summer school will take place from 26 July to 6 August 2021. Attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by world-leading academics and industry partners from around the globe, immerse yourself in the world of data science and network with peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange all presented in a convenient online format.

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