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.


  • Research at UC3M -> The gens isiaca in Hispania: Egyptian gods in Roman Spain

    Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a geo-localised database which enables archaeological pieces from ancient religions to be located on the Iberian Peninsula. This platform, named “The gens isiaca in Hispania”, provides a catalogue with more than 200 remains from the Roman age on Isis and other Egyptian gods.

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    Published: September 21, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF -> Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic

    The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. The Arctic regions are particularly important with respect to climate change, as permafrost soils store huge amounts of the Earth’s soil carbon (C). Warming of Arctic soils and thawing of permafrost can have substantial consequences for the global climate, as the large C stored in soils could be released to the atmosphere as the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). The release of these heat-trapping gases, in turn, has the potential to further enhance climate warming.

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    Published: September 18, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • International Conference on Education and School in Transnational Relationships

    How can schools in a globalized migration society change in order to contribute to greater educational justice? This question is the focus of the international conference “Failing Identities, Schools, and Migrations – Teaching in (Trans-)National Constellations”. It will take place from Thursday, October 26, to Saturday, October 28, 2018, at the University of Bremen.

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    Published: September 17, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    NOVA & Cambridge joint initiative: "Research in Africa"

    NOVA University Lisbon organizes on October 3 and 4 the conference Research in Africa, the first action within the institutional cooperation between NOVA and the University of Cambridge. This conference aims to display the research applied in Africa developed by NOVA researchers, based on the enhancement of interdisciplinary knowledge with a social impact. In this way, the conference seeks to expose researchers of different areas to a comprehensive portfolio of scientific work that is carried out in Africa, providing a moment of dialogue.

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    Published: September 17, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • 1st Edition of the NOVA Science Day

    More than 350 participants, mostly professors, researchers and PhD students, accepted the invitation of Professor Elvira Fortunato, Vice-Rector of NOVA in the area of ​​Research, to attend the 1st edition of NOVA Science Day on 10 September at the Rectorate, in Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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    Published: September 17, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    Research at UEF -> Variation in cancer-causing KRAS mutations greater than thought

    The effects of KRAS mutations underlying many different types of cancer are more diverse than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. Different mutations in the same amino acid of the KRAS protein have so varied effects on protein function that they may require different approaches when it comes to treatment and drug development. The findings were published in PLOS Computational Biology.

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    Published: September 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • FCT NOVA Researcher Isabel Ferreira receives ERC Proof of Concept grant

    Isabel Ferreira, researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University Lisbon (FCT NOVA), received a Proof of Concept grant of € 150,000 from the European Research Council (ERC) to evaluate the feasibility of commercialisation of a new generation of batteries.

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    Published: September 13, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    UAB researcher Albert Quintana awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant

    The Institute of Neuroscience (INc-UAB) researcher receives a European Research Council (ERC) grant to develop a line of research in antibiotic resistance based on his NEUROMITO project.

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    Published: September 13, 2018 | By: YERUN Office
  • Research at UAB -> Researchers Cure Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in Mice Using Gene Therapy

    A single administration of a therapeutic vector in mouse models cures type 2 diabetes and obesity in the absence of long-term side effects. In healthy mice, the therapy prevents age-associated weight gain and insulin resistance and promotes healthy ageing. The research constitutes the basis to support the future clinical translation of a gene therapy for these metabolic diseases in humans and is published today in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

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    Published: September 8, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN General Assembly at Brunel University London

    On September 5th, YERUN members met in Brunel University London for their General Assembly meeting. The eighteen institutions discussed the progress achieved and agreed on the actions ahead to further advance on the YERUN strategic actions. YERUN promotes collaboration and joint actions in the areas of education, research, graduate employability and open science. Our institutions are increasing the number of joint programmes offered to their students, which in turn increases their possibilities of mobility and learning.

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    Published: September 7, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

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