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#5 YERUN News: What's up at Young Universities?


As countries across the EU start relaxing their confinement measures and people are adapting to this new phase, we also want to start focusing on other aspects of the work of our universities. The first part of this newsletter will be centred on one important topic of university life: sport. Sport Offices have swiftly adapted to the new reality imposed by Covid-19 and, by doing so, they have transformed themselves and their mission, proving to be real allies in the wellbeing of students and staff. In the second part of this newsletter, we shed the light on other news from our network, that will bring our minds away from the pandemic, for a while. See you next month! 





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Published: June 1, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN welcomes the EC decision to apply ‘force majeure’ and calls for ‘pragmatic flexibility’ in light of COVID-19


As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across Europe are faced with an unprecedented situation. They are working tirelessly to continue to guarantee services to students while ensuring the wellbeing of their entire university community. The Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) is closely following the measures taken by the European Union (EU) institutions and by its member universities in adapting to this new reality.





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Published: April 14, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

YERUN Annual Report 2019


The YERUN Annual Report has been published! In these times of "forced slow down", we are presented with the unique opportunity to go through our past with a view on our future, with mindfulness.





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Published: April 9, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

How are young universities nurturing talent?


Ahead of the upcoming Communications of the European Commission on the Renewed European Research Area, on the European Education Area and on the updating of the Skills Agenda, it is high time to talk about the employability of our students and researchers. As a network of young, dynamic and research-driven universities, YERUN members share a strong commitment to strengthen the employability of their students and researchers who are the employees, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and citizens of tomorrow. Graduate Employability touches upon the discussions on the future of skills, the future of work, challenges of digitalisation and the role of education and research in our societies. With that in mind, YERUN collected practices from our institutions implemented at various levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD or postdoc) that are having an impact in the career of our graduates with a view of sharing and starting a dialogue with other universities and stakeholders. 





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Published: March 16, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

  • Launch of European NetIAS Lecture Series on "Borders"

    The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz, as part of the European Network of Institutes for Advanced Studies (NetIAS), announces the launch of its European NetIAS Lectures Series. "Borders" defines the overarching theme for the series in summer 2020.

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    Published: June 3, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Life of Sports Offices during lockdown: wellbeing at 360°

    A lot has been written and said about how the lockdown has forced universities to swiftly change their way of teaching, and how students and staff have been adapting to the new situation imposed by the pandemic. There is a specific sector of the university life that, during these months of lockdown, has proven its crucial importance: Sport.

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    Published: May 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    University of Bremen: Urgent Support for International Students

    The corona crisis has changed studying entirely. At the University of Bremen, teaching, research, work, and studies are taking place digitally this summer semester. One of the things that has hardly come into the public view is that the existential conditions for certain groups of students have become more difficult. The loss of many student jobs has mainly affected those who depend on their jobs and do not receive a BAföG student loan or other additional aid from their parents. 

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    Published: May 27, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Behind the "based on true events" formula in audiovisual fiction

    The formula "based on true events" and similar ones are used in audiovisual fiction, among other things, to short-circuit the critical and interpretative distance with the story being told, to generate a false sense of discursive transparency and to create simulations of factuality in the rhetorical and stereotyped space of an audiovisual discourse that hides its political dimension by appealing to "facts". These are the conclusions of a study carried out by a researcher from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that analyses the political dimension of this kind of expression used massively in TV series and fiction films.

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    Published: May 25, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    WPRN - World Pandemic Research Network to study the social and human impact of COVID-19

    The pandemic will have massive societal and human consequences. All around the world, researchers set up projects to make sense of what happens and to generate knowledge to better cope with the impending challenges. These projects involve several fields of knowledge, including the social sciences and the humanities. There is a pressing need to get a global view of who does what and how, to facilitate sharing, collaboration, capitalization, transfer, and to limit errors, redundancies. 

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    Published: May 13, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    #4 YERUN News: What's up at Young Universities?

    Roughly a month ago, everything had just started and at the same time our present just stopped. Universities were rushing to adapt to a totally unprecedented situation, experimenting emergency solutions with a view to minimise disruptions in the lives of students and staff. In our March newsletter, we have offered you an overview of the different strategies that we have seen implemented by our members, focusing mainly on education. Today, we will present you more thoroughly the progress that has been made in two areas that are at the core of our universities activities: research and societal engagement. 

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    Published: April 29, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Development of a new ventilator prototype for the ICU against COVID-19

    Researchers and technicians from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the University Hospital Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM) have designed and developed a new ventilator prototype for Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the fight against the health crisis caused by COVID-19. The assembly of two units has just been completed in order to start animal tests and homologation processes.

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    Published: April 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office

    Researchers develop a computer simulator that recreates the spread of COVID-19 in Europe

    A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in all Europe, based on parameters such as climate, social distancing policies and transportation. This research work has been carried out by scientists and technologists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Centro Nacional de Epidemiología (CNE) and the Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS).

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    Published: April 28, 2020 | By: YERUN Office
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