Maastricht University and the Young European Research Universities Network
Maastricht University is one of the founding members of the network of Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN). YERUN comprises 18 highly-ranked young universities, all under 50 years of age, across Europe. The purpose of YERUN is to strengthen and develop cooperation in scientific research, academic education and service to society. YERUN member universities are characterized by their approach in innovative research and education based on triple and quadruple-helix collaborations with private partners, government, civil society organisations and citizens, at all levels, to achieve broad impact and timely knowledge dissemination. YERUN brings new insights and strength to European discussions and functions as a platform where universities work together to ensure that the perspective of YERUN members are taken into within the European agenda.
YERUN Opportunities for UM researchers and staff
UM is an‘international network university with a global outlook’ and today is considered one of the best young universities in the world. UM’s participation in YERUN strengthens opportunities for international research collaboration, promotes its international visibility and representation and opens new paths for mobility. In order to take full advantage of its membership, UM encourages its researchers and staff to take part in the following opportunities:
The YERUN Research Mobility Awards enable academics and researchers at YERUN institutions to jointly work on a research project or publication at one of the other YERUN universities in a different country, herewith strengthening innovation, interdisciplinarity and the sharing of best-practices.
The YERUN Research Workshops are joint conferences, aiming to exchange research ideas, strengthen complementary expertise in the thematic research priorities of YERUN, being: Health and Ageing, Big Data, Digital Humanities, Migration and STEM.
Please contact the UM YERUN institutional coordinator, Jan Hupkens, if you want to be informed about concrete opportunities, requirements and deadlines for YERUN-wide projects.
The UM representatives to YERUN’s Executive Board are:
- YERUN Vice-President (VP): Professor dr. Martin Paul, President Maastricht University
- YERUN institutional coordinator: Jan Hupkens, M.A.,
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YERUN has identified four strategic actions :
- Collaboration in Education
- EU Policy
- Graduate Employability
- Research Collaboration
These four Strategic Actions represent priority topics on which YERUN members collaborate increasingly and are addressed by the following 5 working groups: Joint Programmes, Research Mobility Fund, Open Science, EU Policy and Employability. These YERUN Working Groups function as networks, facilitating cooperation between YERUN researchers and staff-members.
“We are proud to be a founding member”
Maastricht University is a proud founding member of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN). YERUN gives us the opportunity to strengthen and develop cooperation with a number of highly-ranked young research universities in Europe, that share similar perspectives in the fields of research, academic education and impact on society.
YERUN strives to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research, joint teaching initiatives and to maximise research capacities, increase mobility and employability of our graduates and staff alike. The YERUN priorities and strategic focus are therefore closely aligned with the strategy and vision of Maastricht University.
Prof. Dr Martin Paul,
Maastricht University President
More fun in the legal classroomWednesday, November 22, 2017
The work lawyers do, the way they do it – indeed, the entire labour market – is changing radically. This calls for new, ‘soft’ skills, which in turn requires an education revolution. And to this end innovative technology can make an important contribution, according to Bram Akkermans, Catalina Goanta and Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. They are integrating simulations, virtual worlds and holograms into their teaching. “Innovative education is in our DNA.”
Presentations by Professor Lisa WaddingtonMonday, November 20, 2017
MCEL member Professor Lisa Waddington made a number of presentations at the annual seminar of the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) held in Brussels on 16 and 17 November.
Dr. Andrea Ott in BeijingFriday, November 17, 2017
Dr. Andrea Ott, Associate professor in EU law and MCEL researcher, taught Chinese students at the master programme in EU and International Law of the China-EU School of Law in Beijing from 6 to 10 November 2017.