Young European

Research Universities

Our Mission

The founding goals of the Network are to strengthen and develop cooperation in the areas of research, academic education and service to society among a cluster of highly-ranked, young research universities in Europe on an equal basis and for their common benefit.


  • YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Cristina González

    From University Pompeu Fabra --> To University of Ulm From June 25 to July 6, I worked in the faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology at Ulm University, in Germany.  I carried out my research activities in the Institute of Neural Information Processing under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Braun. We jointly worked in the characterisation of complex dynamical systems. The objective of the research mobility was to analyse the signals that I study in my PhD with techniques contributed by the host institution in Ulm. In particular, we applied complexity measures to EEG signals from epilepsy patients.   The joint interdisciplinary approach that arise from the synergy of both groups can lead to a better insight into dynamics derived from complex physiological systems such as the brain.

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    Published: August 12, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Begoña Aramayona

    From Autonomous University of Madrid --> To University Nova de Lisboa

    I am working on different topics around urban studies and planning, such as 'centre-peripheries relations', 'retail gentrification', 'touristification', 'public policies', 'nightlife economies' and 'comparative and ethnographic studies', with a special focus on 'visual-based methodologies'. My host for the YERUN Mobility Program was Dr. Jordi Nofre at the Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais – CICS NOVA, at Universidad Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon). The project title  was `Tourism and Urban Planning in Contemporary Southern Europe: comparisons between Lisbon and Madrid´, and aimed to explore the social impacts on community livability of recent urban tourism in large South European big cities, a topic of recent concern both for the academic studies, policy-makers and the civil society itself (Colomb and Novy, 2017).

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    Published: August 11, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Nana Asare

    From University of Eastern Finland --> To Maastricht University My research area is international renewable energy law and policy with special interest on the legislation, policy and regulation of renewable energy sectors across Africa. More specifically, I look at the rules and regulations for developing renewable energy sources for the production of electricity. With the completion of my research project, the results will help provide the basis for adaptation and application of existing and future laws to renewable electricity projects in countries at the nascent stages of developing their legal and regulatory framework in the renewable energy sector.

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    Published: August 10, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Matteo Berzi

    From Autonomous University of Barcelona --> To University of Southern Denmark My research visit was carried out at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sønderborg, and specifically, at the Centre for Border Region Studies (CBRS), for a period of two weeks (May, 2nd-16th 2018), under the supervision of Professor Martin Klatt. The objective of the research visit was two-fold: On the one hand, the mobility stay aimed at disseminating my PhD Project entitled “The Cross-Border Path of Local Endogenous Development. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Studies in the Pyrenees and in the Alps” (defended in September 2017) to one of the most competent European research groups in the field of Border Studies. On the other hand, the YERUN Researcher Mobility Award represented the opportunity to reinforce and to deepen the collaboration between the RECOT Network (UAB Department of Geography) and the Centre for Border Region Studies. The two research groups have developed a long and complementary trajectory in studying local and regional Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe (CBC).

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    Published: August 10, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Miguel Alirangues

    From University Carlos III Madrid --> To University of Essex My doctoral thesis, provisionally entitled “The Wound in the Word. Towards a Literary Theory on the Negativity of Harm” aims to provide some theoretical tools with which to think about the relationship and role of literature in the social elaboration of traumatic historical processes. We are all aware of social suffering and harm, and understanding them is a crucial step in their ceasing and closure, for which I argue that literature can offer an entry point for interpretation from the privileged perspective of the tension that is to be found in it between fiction and reality.

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    Published: August 8, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Migle Laukyte

    From University Carlos III Madrid --> To University of Essex

    I am currently a CONEX-Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Private Law Department of University Carlos III de Madrid, but I am also very much involved with the Human Rights Institute “Bartolome de las Casas” of the same university, where I am also managing the academic unit “Human Rights, Diversity and Technology.” Thanks to this two-fold capacity my interest in “Human Rights, Big Data and Technology” project was two-fold as well.

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    Published: August 6, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Javier de la Fuente

    From Autonomous University of Madrid --> To University of Southern Denmark As a PhD student at the Department of Psychiatry in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), I have been actively involved in collaborative actions with other foreign institutions in international epidemiological projects focused on health trajectories in population-based cohorts (e.g. the ATHLOS project). I am particularly interested in age-related cognitive decline and its determinants.

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    Published: August 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Irene Martín

    From Autonomous University of Madrid --> To Brunel University London During my visit I have analyzed the impact of party contacts during the 2017 electoral campaign. The literature says that campaigns have very little impact on people’s votes. At the most, they reinforce the votes of those already inclined to vote for a party, but uncertain about it. During the last months there has been a lot of talking in the UK about the success of the Labour Party´s campaign in mobilizing young people during the 2017 elections.

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    Published: August 4, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Maria Lozano

    From University Rome Tor Vergata --> To Autonomous University of Madrid In 2016 countries have pledged to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelonglearning for all’ as one of the Sustainable Development Goals that will guide international development through 2030, but there still are several outstanding challenges that needs to be addressed.

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    Published: August 3, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN RMA 2018 - Meet Andreas Trotzke

    University of Konstanz --> University Pompeu Fabra  During the YERUN RMA, Dr. Trotzke visited the Formal Linguistics Research Group (GLiF) at UPF Barcelona. The goal was to address the following research question together: Can humans realize cognitive (in our case: asserting a fact) and emotional behavior (e.g., exclaiming) by means of natural language syntax at the same time? To approach this issue, together with the *GLiF* research group, Trotzke focused on the emotion of surprise, and, in this context, the question is – without exception – negatively answered in the literature.

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    Published: August 2, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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