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The 2021 YERUN Research Mobility Awards call is OPEN!


Are you a researcher from a YERUN institution willing to collaborate with another researcher from another YERUN university? Then, this opportunity is for you!





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Published: April 12, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN has a new strategy!


The Young European Research Universities Network is proud to present its new Strategy 2021-2025! 





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Published: December 17, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN Reflection Paper on The World Higher Education after COVID-19


After four months since the beginning of lockdowns across Europe due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday 6 July YERUN has published a Reflection Paper on The World of Higher Education after COVID-19. The paper is structured in three parts: the first, "What has changed so far", is an overview of the challenges that we have taken stock of across our networks and the solutions identified so far by our members; the second part, "What is coming next" explores three possible post-COVID-19 horizons; the third and last part, "What can we gain", identifies those opportunities coming from this challenging situation that we should not miss. 





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Published: July 7, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • Geeks discourage women from studying Computer Science Expertise about stereotypes and role models affecting the occupational choice of women

    Why are women still underrepresented in STEM-study programmes, despite the fact that career opportunities for engineers, IT specialists and mathematicians are better than ever? Dr Yves Jeanrenaud, guest professor for gender studies at Ulm University, believes that stereotypes like the computer geek and the nerdy scientist keep young women from considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF takes action to improve the well-being of students and teachers

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the well-being of university students and teaching staff. To support students’ well-being and coping with their studies, the University of Eastern Finland will contact all of its degree-seeking students and actively reaches out to those in need of support. The teaching staff will also be provided with support for teaching arrangements.

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    Accenture’s Women on Walls unveils portraits of inspirational female leaders in STEM

    A collection of commissioned portraits of five inspirational females from the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) were unveiled at the virtual launch of Accenture’s Women on Walls at Dublin City University in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    ‘Young female scientists should be able to chase their dreams’

    This year’s International Women’s Day is special to professor Gudrun De Boeck (UAntwerp). She will start an intensive Australian course this month that will eventually take her on an expedition to Antarctica, accompanied exclusively by top international women scientists. Through the Homeward Bound programme, she is helping to promote a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable world.

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    A prototype of an intelligent underground robotic system for urban environments has been developed

    The European research project BADGER (roBot for Autonomous unDerGround trenchless opERations, mapping and navigation), coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has presented a prototype of an autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. 

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    Strengthening family orientation in times of crisis

    Early in the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Konstanz introduced several support measures for staff and students to increase compatibility of family and career in times of crisis. The CHE Centre for Higher Education Development spotlights some of these measures in a recent publication. 

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    Published: March 29, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    QSens: Ulm University to develop quantum sensors for everyday life

    Great success for researchers from Ulm University, the University of Stuttgart and their partners from the industry! Their joint project QSens has been selected as one of seven innovation networks nationwide in the highly competitive Clusters4Future competition sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In collaboration with specialized companies, researchers from Ulm and Stuttgart intend to develop the quantum sensors of the future up to market readiness. Applications range from personalised medicine to automated driving and information technology. Over the next ten years, the BMBF will provide funding of up to EUR 450 million for Cluster for Future, while the industry will contribute a similar amount. 

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    Published: February 23, 2021 | By: YERUN Office

    First COVID, then diabetes? Ulm study shows that SARS-CoV-2 also infects pancreas

    SARS-CoV-2 infects multiple organs. Severe presentations of COVID-19 not only affect the respiratory tract, the digestive tract and the cardiovascular and nervous system, but also glucose metabolism. Researchers at Ulm University Medical Center have now discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infects the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. This may explain the occurrence of diabetes-like symptoms in COVID-19 patients and the impairment of glucose metabolism in diabetic patients with COVID-19. The findings were published in the journal Nature Metabolism

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    Published: February 23, 2021 | By: YERUN Office
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