• Scientists to combat dry eyes

    UAntwerp leads European consortium in search of new treatment for Dry Eye Disease. More and more people are suffering from dry eyes, partly because of our intensive screen usage. Scientists at the University of Antwerp are joining the search for new treatments for this condition under the aegis of a European consortium.

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    Published: March 20, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF publishes new strategy with strong focus on Open Science

    The University of Eastern Finland has published a new, updated strategy to respond to global challenges. The strategy, entitled Interdisciplinary Solutions, is available at The University of Eastern Finland seeks to strengthen its impact through open science, an open operating culture, and innovation ecosystems. In the new strategy, impact constitutes an integral part of the university’s research and education, through which the university generates new knowledge and skills, and innovations based on these, in collaboration with different societal actors.

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    Published: March 19, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN members meet in Bremen

    The University of Bremen kindly hosted the YERUN General Assembly meeting, on 16 March. YERUN members had on the agenda important decisions to take as regards our commitment towards Open Science and the creation of the European Education Area and the future European Universities Networks. The 5 chairs of the YERUN Working Groups (EU Policy, Open Science, Joint Programmes, Research Mobility and Employability) updated the members and proposed the directions  for the future activities of the network.

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    Published: March 16, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our outstanding social science research

    World-leading social science research at Essex is being recognised with the presentation of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace. The Prize is the highest form of national recognition for the work of a UK university and was officially bestowed on the University at Buckingham Palace by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The Award was received by Essex’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) Professor Emily Grundy.

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    Published: March 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    A new MOOC is to introduce the concept of responsible research and innovation

    Concepts and Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation is the new massive open online course (MOOC) offered by UPF. Its aim is to introduce the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and teach how to put it into practice. RRI is a concept that involves the need to align research, development and innovation (R&D&I) with society to respond to its needs, values and expectations. The course will allow participants to find out about its history and discuss and compare the different approaches and concepts. It will also provide them with tools to discover how to apply this concept to their work or studies and the opportunity to put it into practice in a role simulation exercise. The course, which starts on 26 February and lasts six weeks (until 9 April), will be given from the Canvas platform. Registrations are already open to everyone, and it is particularly interesting for people linked to higher education institutions or research projects.

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    Published: March 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Every £1 invested in medical research returns 25p per year, forever

    What is the economic value of medical research? A new study from Brunel University London and King’s College London suggests we now know the answer – for every £1 invested, society benefits by 25p per year, every year, forever. The figure is the culmination of a decade-long series of ‘What’s it Worth?’ studies – backed by a consortium of high-profile funders including the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Academy of Medical Sciences – which set out to understand the economic return of public and charity-funded medical research.

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    Published: March 11, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN responds to the public consultation on the future of the EU finances in the area of R&I

    YERUN responded today to the European Commission public consultation on the future of the EU finances in the area of Research & Innovation. In this consultation, YERUN asks for a reinforced and higher dedication of the future EU finances to Research and Innovation (R&I) to build a larger, more flexible and inclusive Framework Programme 9 (FP9). Read our full position HERE -> YERUN position on the future of EU finances

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    Published: March 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF Business School joins AACSB

    The University of Eastern Finland Business School has joined AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s leading network of business schools seeking to strengthen the quality of education and research in business studies. “By 2030, our vision is to be an internationally attractive Business School known for creating path-breaking scientific knowledge, as well as the home of high-quality education for future business and society,” says Associate Professor Saara Julkunen, the Head of the UEF Business School.

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    Published: March 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
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