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.

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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

  • 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

    Distinction: “Excellence in Gender Equality!”

    In the coming years, the University of Bremen will be given the opportunity to receive funding from the female professors program of the Federal Government and Federal States. In addition, the University of Bremen is one of ten higher education institutions to be honored by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) for their approaches to gender equality. The university can now apply for up to four start-up grants for the initial appointment of women to tenured professorships.

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    Published: December 13, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Staff Week on Best Practices for International Collaboration at Doctoral Level - Presentations available

    The YERUN Staff Week on Best Practices for International Collaboration at Doctorate Level was a three-day training activity that focused on the challenges and the advantages of different forms of “structured mobility” at Doctorate level in the context of the debate on doctoral training in Europe and the role of European university networks in the future European Education Area. It was organised by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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    Published: November 30, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Maastricht, Working on Europe

    Maastricht, Working on Europe is a joint ambition of the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. As partners, we join forces to position Maastricht as a meeting place for debate and dialog and as an expertise center of knowledge and vision on Europe and European integration. The Strategic Research Agenda is an integral part of the overall Maastricht, Working on Europe programme.

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    Published: November 27, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Staff Exchange on Doctoral Education between U Antwerp and U Bremen

    When you are looking for new ideas, it may be helpful to look over the fence. With this in mind and after a successful exchange in the spring of 2018 at the University of Antwerp, the University of Bremen hosted a second staff exchange between the two universities from October 14th– 16th, 2018. Five U Antwerp delegates from its HR Department, Communication Department, and Doctoral School met with delegates from Bremen’s Research Services Unit, International Office, and from three graduate schools to exchange ideas regarding doctoral education in the widest sense.

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    Published: November 27, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UK's strength in science is because of the EU - not in spite of it

    The Vice-Chancellor of the YERUN member University of Essex, Professor Anthony Forster, explains why the UK's strength in science is because of the EU - not in spite of it, in an article published in The Guardian and makes clear that Global Britain needs a stronger relationship with the EU27 after Brexit in an open letter to Sam Gyimah.

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    Published: November 19, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    However many steps – to each problem its solution (UM)

    Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a cornerstone of Maastricht University’s identity. It is iconic, yet a lot less monolithic than one might assume. Wary of resting on its ‘leading in learning’ laurels, UM commissioned research into the practices, problems and potential of its educational philosophy – all with a view to formulating a vision for the future.

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    Published: November 9, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    New call for Chairs of Excellence from the UC3M and Banco Santander

    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, have launched the twelfth call for Chairs of Excellence, aimed at attracting scientific talent on an international level.

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    Published: November 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
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