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Seize our Common Future: 15 university associations call for ambitious budget for research, innovation and education


More than ever, the global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the true value of excellent research, innovation and education. In the campaign “Seize our common future”, launched in July 2019, fifteen university associations representing more than 800 universities have called for an ambitious long-term EU budget for research, innovation and education to boost efforts to solve the manifold future challenges.





Today, the same university associations unite and call on European leaders to step up investment in these areas, both in the Multiannual Financial Framework from 2021 to 2027 and Next Generation EU, and to commit to putting sufficient resources behind common ambitions.





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Published: July 14, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN publishes 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

  • The UDI-Africa impressive Journey

    UDI-Africa is an ERASMUS+ Capacity Building project coordinated by Nova University Lisbon, aiming to enhance the quality of teaching and research of four African Universities  from Angola and Mozambique and empower these Higher Education institutions to play an effective impacting role in fostering sustainable and inclusive development in their regions. After almost 3 years of work, the UDI-Africa project came to an end but its impact will continue.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    UAntwerp lays foundations for producing specialised face masks in Belgium

    Major shortage of personal protective equipment: it has been a recurring theme throughout the corona crisis. But from now on, healthcare workers at the Antwerp University Hospital will have access to a steady supply of FFP2 masks, manufactured in the heart of Antwerp by product developers at the University of Antwerp.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Brunel’s resounding success in acquiring Horizon 2020 funding

    Brunel University London has intensified its success in winning research funding from Horizon 2020 programme, with ten new awards, bringing around €3.3M to the university, in the second quarter of 2019-20 alone. The lion’s share of Brunel’s EU funding in this quarter will be devoted to developments in sustainable technology that will allow greener transport, buildings and energy, and contribute to the circular economy.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Kavli Prize for Nanoscience: USD 1 million for Ulm pioneer of electron microscopy

    In May, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. This year’s Kavli Prize honours scientists whose research has transformed our understanding of the very big, the very small and the very complex. Among the laureates, who share USD 1 million in each field, is Professor Harald Rose, physicist at Ulm University.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Understanding characteristics and spread of the new coronavirus at Ulm University

    With two new research projects, the Institute of Molecular Virology at Ulm University's Medical Centre contributes to a deeper understanding of the characteristics and spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Following the funding call of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for research on COVID-19 in the wake of the SARS‑CoV‑2 outbreak, institute director Professor Frank Kirchhoff and Dr. Daniel Sauter have acquired over EUR 900.000 in funding.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    University of Bremen „perspektive promotion“ turns 10 and is now extended to STEM subjects

    This year, 'perspektive promotion' is celebrating its 10th birthday. With the programme, the Unit for Equal Opportunities at the University of Bremen successfully offers workshops and individual consultation for female PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. The offer is now being extended to the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Open science initiative at Brunel University London: introducing postgraduate students to research data management

    As part of its open science advocacy and engagement strategy, the Library at Brunel University London has developed a research data management workshop for students, embedded and delivered within teaching programmes, partnering initially with the College of Health, Medical and Life Sciences. The workshop was part of a pilot initiative, working with academic leads for the MSc Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics, with the eventual aim of offering it across all programmes at the University. 

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Brunel scientists break record for particle physics

    Brunel's team of scientists working as part of the international CMS collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider produced their thousandth journal paper on 19 June. An exceptional achievement and a first in the history of particle physics, the CMS collaboration team first published their first paper 12 years ago. Each of the 1000 papers provides a significant insight into our most fundamental scientific understanding of the universe, with topics on proton-proton to heavy ion to flavour physics. The discovery of the Higgs Boson discovery was their 183rd paper and won a Nobel prize.

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    Published: July 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
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