Research excellence and cooperation must prevail in Horizon Europe

YERUN together with 13 European associations of universities, calls the European Parliament to ensure Research excellence and cooperation prevail in Horizon Europe. Current negotiations towards the compromise amendments for the position of the European Parliament are leading towards an undesirable approach in Horizon Europe that would diminish its attractiveness to researchers and innovators, its impact to Europe's competitiveness and its overall success.

Read the statement here

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Published: November 8, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN amendments to Horizon Europe


Following the joint statement released by 14 associations of European universities in reply to the European Commission proposal Horizon Europe, YERUN has participated in the drafting of joint concrete amendments to improve the programme and allow it to achieve its European ambitions and values.

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Published: June 30, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

  • Bremen study on "trump effect" becomes media hit in the USA

    The sociologist Lara Minkus would not have expected this media echo. Her study on the trump effect in Europe, which she published together with two colleagues from Florence and Magdeburg, was reprinted by many US newspapers.

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    Published: February 8, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Adopting Plan S as an individual researcher

    After the launch of Plan S by cOAlition S on September 4th 2018, numerous position papers (including from YERUN) have been published to support, comment or recommend how it should evolve and how should be implemented. But what does it mean for an individual researcher to support and adopt Plan S? Our colleague Anxo Sánchez, researcher from UC3M, presents his views below.

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    Published: February 5, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Eight Postdoctoral Positions available at University of Bremen!

    The University of Bremen, a mid-sized University with approximately 270 professorships and 20,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research. Funded by the University’s Central Research Development Fund (CRDF), the University of Bremen invites postdoctoral researchers to apply for Eight Postdoctoral Positions (Open Topic) to pursue an independent research project for three years.

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    Published: February 4, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    An UC3M study analyses the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the elections

    Research from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the University of Warwick and ETH Zurich has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it may have increased the number of Donald Trump voters by ten per cent in the 2016 presidential elections.

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    Published: January 15, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Coordinators meeting in Brussels

    The first meeting organised this year by YERUN in Brussels was dedicated to the YERUN Coordinators. Members came to the YERUN office to discuss the progress made last year, analyse the opportunities for the year ahead and discuss their role, activities and working methods.

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    Published: January 10, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF --> Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

    Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items. High intake of eggs has traditionally been discouraged, mainly due to their high cholesterol content. However, eggs are also a rich source of many bioactive compounds that can have beneficial effects on health. This means that the health effects of consuming eggs are difficult to determine based solely on their cholesterol content.

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    Published: January 8, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    Xmas is coming! -> The results of the YERUN Research Mobility Awards 2018-2019 are out!

    The second call of the YRMA was launched on October 8thand closed a month after. We received a total of 88 applications. Out of these, the evaluation committee has selected 36 excellent proposals for research collaboration mobility. The list of successful applicants is here below. Congratulations!

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    Published: December 20, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF -> Novel antibacterial drugs

    Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed novel antibacterial compounds, focusing on the role of LsrK kinase. LsrK kinase is a protein involved in bacterial communication. In a new study published in ChemMedChem, the researchers explore LsrK kinase as a target in antibacterial drug design.

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    Published: December 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
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