YERUN held its General Assembly meeting in Ulm, on 26 October, and its Operational meeting the day before. The representatives of Young European Research Universities reelected Prof. Juan Romo (UC3M) as YERUN President and welcomed Nicole Dehé (Konstanz University) as new member of the Executive Board.
Two years on since the establishment of YERUN, the network has put in place effective mechanisms and collaboration chains to maximise the activities of their students, researchers, staff and institutions themselves.
YERUN members are preparing for the next framework programme FP9 and are developing a position that will be presented at the YERUN Launch event. Next to that, but crucial for the coming years, is members’ commitment towards the implementation of Open Science in our research institutions. As a member of the OSPP, YERUN is included in the coalition of doers of the EOSC Declaration and will work to implement concrete actions for its researchers, students and staff, to change the way we do, communicate and use research.
More advancements were done in the area of Joint Programmes and Research Mobility: YERUN is increasing the possibilities for its students to study joint degrees and is launching its first YERUN Mobility scheme to allow researchers from member institutions to visit each other.
Last but not least, the working group on Graduate Employability kicked off. This is an area in which YERUN members are very much engaged and further actions will be presented at the Staff Training Week on Employability & Entrepreneurship that will be organised in Bremen, on 13-15 March 2018.