Young European

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.


  • Creating a digital twin for environmental recovery

    A pioneering environmental recovery project, directed by the University of Stirling, will turn the Forth Valley in central Scotland into a living laboratory to support the region’s transition to a net zero economy.

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    Published: January 27, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

    An aptasensor has been designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva

    Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed the first photo-electrochemical aptasensor that detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a saliva sample. This sensor, which uses aptamers (a type of artificial antibody), is more sensitive that antigen-based sensors and detects the virus more quickly and cheaply than PCR tests. These new devices can be incorporated into portable diagnostic systems and are easy to use.

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    Published: January 27, 2022 | By: YERUN Office
  • Personalised studying through AI-assisted learning: Development of adaptive learning systems at Ulm University

    The coronavirus pandemic has forced university teaching online – a development that has revealed the limits of traditional teaching formats and underscored the fact that learning is a highly individual process requiring personalised content and student-centred support. In the new research project ‘2LIKE’ at Ulm University researchers from computer science, psychology and from the advanced professional studies sector will be collaborating to develop solutions in this area. 

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    Published: January 27, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

    New technology for environmentally-friendly shipping

    Food, electronics, clothes and other imported goods have the smallest environmental footprint when brought to Norway by sea. At the same time the shipping industry must contribute with their share to reduce climate emissions globally, as well as nationally.  This is the core of the research project Ecoprodigi – to bring environmental efficiency and digitalisation to the maritime industry. As the only Norwegian partner, the University of South-Eastern Norway contributed to the results of the EU-funded project.  

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    Published: January 27, 2022 | By: YERUN Office
  • Data literacy for all

    The University of Konstanz is one of the signatories of the German Stifterverband’s Data-Literacy-Charter and is committed to promoting data literacy among all its members and the public – as highlighted by its Advanced Data and Information Literacy Track (ADILT) programme.

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    Published: January 27, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

    Universities as change champions

    By Marina Frangeskidou, University Officer at the University of Cyprus, Rector’s Office

    Universities are catalysts of change, creators of new cultures, and disruptors of norms which prevent the positive development of our societies. Recognizing the above as one of the main objectives of academic and research institutions, the University of Cyprus focuses on positively impacting the society, and helping our world change for the better. 

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    Published: January 26, 2022 | By: YERUN Office
  • Practical steps towards the green and digital transition at UEF

    The coronavirus pandemic has given a strong boost to the green and digital transition in the academic world. The sudden switch to online learning and remote working has opened everyone’s eyes to new opportunities and accelerated the ongoing process of change. The decisions made at the University of Eastern Finland mean, among other things, that a hybrid model for teaching and a multi-locational model for working, have likely come to stay.

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    Published: January 25, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

    Where thinking is inspired by nature: Sustainability is the guiding principle of University of Klagenfurt

    100,000 square metres – that’s the size of the campus of the University of Klagenfurt near Lake Wörthersee in Austria’s southernmost city. More than half of this is undeveloped space which serves as verdant parkland welcoming students and staff. The natural beauty of the campus offers ample inspiration for creative, innovative and audacious research on the pivotal topic of the future: digitalisation! Founded as recently as 2019, the Digital Age Research Centre (D!ARC) draws together researchers from the fields of computational linguistics, cybersecurity and digital culture for the purpose of contributing to the digital transformation. A constant focus in this endeavour: Digital transformation can only succeed with the careful stewardship of natural resources in a green future. 

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    Published: January 25, 2022 | By: YERUN Office
  • Understanding Climate Change at UAntwerp through an interdisciplinary educational approach

    University of Antwerp considers climate to be a top priority, and tries to contribute to the digital and green transition in various ways. One such initiative is the course Climate Change, in which students are immersed in the climate change issue in an interdisciplinary manner. After all, part of the solution to achieving climate neutrality lies in raising awareness among the general population.

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    Published: January 25, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

    The Civic Engagement at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Gender equality, protection of diversity and full inclusion have always been the UAM hallmarks. UAM engagement in these areas has been so effective and efficient that the UAM has become a benchmark university in the fields of social commitment, equality, sustainability, and responsibility. 

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    Published: January 25, 2022 | By: YERUN Office

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