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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.


  • 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

    Maastricht, Working on Europe

    Maastricht, Working on Europe is a joint ambition of the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. As partners, we join forces to position Maastricht as a meeting place for debate and dialog and as an expertise center of knowledge and vision on Europe and European integration. The Strategic Research Agenda is an integral part of the overall Maastricht, Working on Europe programme.

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    Published: November 27, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Staff Exchange on Doctoral Education between U Antwerp and U Bremen

    When you are looking for new ideas, it may be helpful to look over the fence. With this in mind and after a successful exchange in the spring of 2018 at the University of Antwerp, the University of Bremen hosted a second staff exchange between the two universities from October 14th– 16th, 2018. Five U Antwerp delegates from its HR Department, Communication Department, and Doctoral School met with delegates from Bremen’s Research Services Unit, International Office, and from three graduate schools to exchange ideas regarding doctoral education in the widest sense.

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    Published: November 27, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UK's strength in science is because of the EU - not in spite of it

    The Vice-Chancellor of the YERUN member University of Essex, Professor Anthony Forster, explains why the UK's strength in science is because of the EU - not in spite of it, in an article published in The Guardian and makes clear that Global Britain needs a stronger relationship with the EU27 after Brexit in an open letter to Sam Gyimah.

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    Published: November 19, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • However many steps – to each problem its solution (UM)

    Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a cornerstone of Maastricht University’s identity. It is iconic, yet a lot less monolithic than one might assume. Wary of resting on its ‘leading in learning’ laurels, UM commissioned research into the practices, problems and potential of its educational philosophy – all with a view to formulating a vision for the future.

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    Published: November 9, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    New call for Chairs of Excellence from the UC3M and Banco Santander

    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, have launched the twelfth call for Chairs of Excellence, aimed at attracting scientific talent on an international level.

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    Published: November 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Research at Brunel -> Lego-style solar panels to smash energy bills

    Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme starting next month. With energy use in buildings predicted to double or even triple by 2050*, and most home energy used to heat water, project PVadapt promises to crack several sustainable energy problems at once. Funded by Horizon 2020, the three and a half-year multi-disciplinary project aims to perfect a flexible solar powered renewable energy system that generates both heat from hot water and electricity.

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    Published: November 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at U Maastricht -> Higher BMI affects telomere shortening

    A large-scale study led by Maastricht University (UM) found that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with shorter telomeres, particularly in people under the age of sixty. Telomere length, measured in white blood cells, is also considered a marker for ageing. According to the researchers, an increase of five BMI units equals one biological year older. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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    Published: November 6, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN supports Plan S

    YERUN welcomes the launch of Plan S, by cOALition S, a group of 13 national research funders and the European Commission (ERC)for the realisation of full and immediate OA. YERUN members discussed the principles during their General Assembly held at Brunel University London, 5 September 2018, and decided to give it its support while presenting some considerations.

    YERUN Position Statement on Plan S

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    Published: October 23, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Cristina Blasi

    Thanks to the YERUN mobility award, I was able to visit Dr. Alexandra Xanthaki and Dr. Derek Groen at Brunel London University. They are part of the consortium of the H2020 proposal called Active management of migration to promote successful integration (AMMProSI) that I am coordinating from the UAB. The three of us have developed the general objectives, impact and innovative elements of the project. Also, we have worked on WP1 (Ethics) and WP5 (Infrastructure), the work packages in which Brunel will participate as a partner. In addition, I have attended several seminars and conferences related to migration law and international relations.

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    Published: October 23, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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