Young European

Research Universities

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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 is at THE Summit of Young Universities in USF #YoungUni

    YERUN is pleased to be present at THE Summit for Young Universitieskindly hosted by the University of South Florida, in Tampa. YERUN President Prof Juan Romo (UC3M) and YERUN members Prof Anthony Forster (University of Essex) and Prof Brian MacCraith (Dublin City University) are participating in various sessions of the programme. This afternoon, at a workshop on building alliances and networks moderated by USF Vice Provost Pritish Mukherjee, YERUN presented current activities developed within members to increase faculty and research exchange programmes and improving student learning. YERUN has shared panel with the Australian Technology Network (ATN), who has been highlighting their work to increase industry partnership collaboration.

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    Published: June 5, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    German Research Foundation (DFG) prolongs funding of NCP for RDM up to 2021

    To improve the management of research data, the German Research Foundation is prolonging funding of the project Deutsche Föderation für Biologische Daten (GFBio) in an amount of 4.3 million euro. Project coordinator is the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen.

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    Published: June 2, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • University of Eastern Finland launches Institute of Law and Welfare

    A new Institute of Law and Welfare has been established at the Law School of the University of Eastern Finland. The core of research of the Institute of Law and Welfare is built around people's fundamental rights relating to welfare at different stages of life. Research carried out at the institute can also focus on social assistance and welfare service systems, authorities and other actors in operating in the welfare sector. Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, Senior Lecturer of Elder Law, has been appointed as the Director of the new institute.

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    Published: June 1, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke - new findings!

    Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. The study, reported in Neurology, was the first prospective large-scale study on the topic.

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    Published: May 31, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Identified the Use of Tinder Fungi Among Neolithic Communities at la Draga

    A research team made up of the UAB, the MAC and the IMF-CSIC confirms the use of fungi to light or transport fire at la Draga some 7300 years ago. It is one of the oldest examples documented until now of the technological use of these organisms.

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    Published: May 25, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Minds meet in Brunel to figure out key questions on Artificial Intelligence

    Researchers from across Europe met at Brunel to nail the key questions to help society prepare for the explosion of big data and artificial intelligence. Ready or not, a ‘big data tsunami’ is altering probably every aspect of life, and it is up to academics to help businesses, communities and individuals learn to surf it.

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    Published: May 24, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Young Universities for the Future of Europe

    Maastricht University forms the European University Alliance with 6 young Universities across Europe as a part of the European Universities initiative, first outlined by French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017.

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    Published: May 23, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    DCU and Talent Garden announce groundbreaking Innovation Partnership

    Talent Garden and DCU establish the first European Coworking -University strategic partnership in Dublin to service the needs of global tech leaders. Europe’s largest co-working network, Talent Garden, will launch a new hub for digital innovation, in partnership with Dublin City University this autumn. This will be the first collaboration of its kind in Europe.

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    Published: May 16, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • YERUN publishes Guidelines on developing Joint Programmes

    Based on the experience gathered developing Joint Programmes in the last years, YERUN has compiled the information, methodology and necessary steps to make the process of developing a Joint Programme a success. YERUN members are pleased to share their experience with other stakeholders willing to increase their collaboration in their educational strategies with other partners. We hope our experience continues to build on the existing materials and paves the way for more European educational programmes. Check our guidelines here!! YERUN Guidelines on Joint Programmes Bachelor & Master (full version)

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    Published: May 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UEF commitment towards Climate Change

    Docent Tero Mustonen, PhD, from the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies of the University of Eastern Finland, has been appointed as the Lead Author of a chapter in the upcoming Sixth Assessment Report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC. Mustonen is responsible for a chapter on Europe in the Working Group II that focuses on adaptation, impact and vulnerability in the context of climate change.

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    Published: May 8, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

  • JANUARY
    25, 26

    1st YERUN Research Workshop on Big Data, and advanced analytics for the digital economy

    The University of Essex, in collaboration with University Roma Tor Vergata and Carlos III Madrid, organised the first YERUN Research Workshop. The first of a series of 6 research workshops focused on Big Data, Data Analytics and the Digital Economy. Registration was reserved to researchers from YERUN institutions. Update! -> Check out the report of the YERUN Research Workshop on Big Data here.

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    JUNE
    25

    Barcelona International Summer School at UPF

    We are glad to inform you that registrations are now open for the UPF academic summer programme: Barcelona International SummerSchool (BISS). The full catalogue of the BISS 2018 is available on the website and also in attachment for your consideration. 26 courses taught in English, Spanish or Catalan are open to both domestic and foreign students to create a real international classroom. Courses deal with current topics such as Social Movements, Environment, Gender Politics, Big Data, Humanities or New Frontiers in Biology and are designed to be innovative both in content and methodology, with an applied component enabling on-site learning.

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  • JUNE
    25-26
    14.00

    YERUN Research Workshop on Migration & Integration

    Dublin City University, the University of Essex and the University of Bremen would like to invite you the second YERUN Research Workshop organised this year. The workshop will focus on Migration & Integration and will take place at Dublin City University, the first Irish university granted with the status of "University of Sanctuary". Dates of the workshop: 25 & 26 June 2018

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    JULY-AUGUST

    Essex Summer School - IADS Big Data and Analytics

    The Institute for Analytics and Data Science is running its fourth annual Big Data and Analytics Summer School this Summer 2018. Join leading academics, data scientists, and engineers from around the world to explore the latest in computer science. With course providers and speakers attending worldwide, immerse yourself and network with influential data science leaders from organisations including Microsoft, BTSiemensMicro FocusCeltra,and more.

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  • JULY-AUGUST

    Maastricht Summer School 2018

    Maastricht Summer School is open for enrolment! The summer school is founded in 2012 and offers courses in a variety of fields and disciplines. A growing number of bachelor/master students and professionals from all over the world enjoy (one of) the 30 challenging and exclusive courses offered. The courses have a duration of one, two or three weeks and gives students the opportunity to gain 2.0, 4.0 or 6.0 ETCS.

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    JULY
    1-7

    YERUN Summer School Management Consulting in the Digital Age

    The YERUN member University Rome Tor Vergata invites you to the summer school Management Consulting in the Digital Age that will take place from 1 to 7 July, in Villa Mondragone (Rome, Italy). The course aims to provide master level students with an in-depth exposure to the way leading management consulting firms develop digital transformation projects, allowing them to be well prepared for a future career in management consulting.

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  • JULY-AUGUST

    Essex Summer School - IADS Big Data and Analytics

    The Institute for Analytics and Data Science is running its fourth annual Big Data and Analytics Summer School this Summer 2018. Join leading academics, data scientists, and engineers from around the world to explore the latest in computer science. With course providers and speakers attending worldwide, immerse yourself and network with influential data science leaders from organisations including Microsoft, BTSiemensMicro FocusCeltra,and more.

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    JULY-AUGUST

    Maastricht Summer School 2018

    Maastricht Summer School is open for enrolment! The summer school is founded in 2012 and offers courses in a variety of fields and disciplines. A growing number of bachelor/master students and professionals from all over the world enjoy (one of) the 30 challenging and exclusive courses offered. The courses have a duration of one, two or three weeks and gives students the opportunity to gain 2.0, 4.0 or 6.0 ETCS.

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  • AUGUST
    2-28

    Summer School at University of Konstanz 2018

    We are glad to inform you about our Bodensee Summer School Programme (IBH) 2018. The programme is designed for international students starting their studies in the winter semester at one of the IBH universities (a network of universities in the Lake Constance area) as well as students from one of the University of Konstanz’s partner universities (YERUN), a German intensive language course is always offered in August.

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    AUGUST
    9-31

    Bremen University Summer School 2018 - Learning German in Bremen

    The University of Bremen is offering a summer school on German Language, Culture and Science. They offer a four-week language courses of 25 hours per week. Intermediate and advanced level courses consist of 20 hours of general language lessons and 5 hours of technical language. Basic level courses consist of 25 hours of intensive general language lessons. Usually the maximum number of participants for each group is 15.

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  • AUGUST
    12-29

    SDU Summer School 2018

    SDU is happy to welcome you to their exciting new summer school at the University of Southern Denmark with courses from the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Humanities. All courses are open to Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers who will be working together in teams in the intensive 5 ECTS courses. In addition to the courses, the summer school offers a lively programme of social and cultural activities in and around the cities of Odense and Kolding. Students will also get the chance to join in on some of the festivals taking place during the summer.

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    AUGUST
    13-24

    UEF Summer School welcomes your students 13-24 August 2018

    Apply now: UEF Summer School 13-24 August 2018  Application period runs until 15 June 2018 (the applications are handled continuously). The Summer School will be more than just taking a course: it is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with your fellow students - and let's not forget about the opportunity to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings.

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  • SEPTEMBER
    3-5
    9.00

    YERUN General Assembly and Staff Training Week in London

    Brunel University London invites YERUN members to the Staff Training Week and General Assembly meeting to London, next 3-5 September 2018. More details will follow soon.

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