YERUN

Maastricht University is one of the founding members of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN): 18 highly-ranked European universities under 50. The purpose of YERUN is to facilitate cooperation in scientific research, academic education and service to society. Its member universities have an innovative approach to research and education based on triple and quadruple helix collaborations with private partners, government, civil society organisations and citizens. YERUN brings new impetus and insights to European discussions and the perspective and interests of YERUN members on a European level.

The YERUN Research Workshops are joint conferences for exchanging research ideas and bringing together complementary expertise in YERUN’s thematic research priorities (Health and Ageing, Big Data, Digital Humanities, Migration, and STEM). 

For current opportunities, requirements and deadlines, please contact the UM YERUN institutional coordinator, Jan Hupkens.

Our representatives

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., 
    Policy Advisor Internationalisation
    +31 43 388 3006
    jan.hupkens[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

YERUN Launch Event

On 7 November 2017, YERUN organised its Launch Event at the European Parliament in Brussels. Hosted by MEP Soledad Cabezón, the event brought together YERUN members, the European Commission, members of the Parliament, Permanent Representations and numerous EU Stakeholders working on research and education.

More information about the network and its members can be found here.

“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

News

  • Cross-border research to strengthen cooperation between UHasselt and UM

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    With the appointment of Stefan Bemelmans and Hannelore Niesten on 1 January 2019, the collaboration between UHasselt and the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) of Maastricht University (UM) has been further strengthened.

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  • ITEM commits to reducing administrative burden for pensioners abroad

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Pensioners who emigrate within the EU and wish to continue to receive their pension must periodically send in a life certificate to various institutions. In practice, this means that a pensioner has to travel to competent authorities several times a year at their own expense in order to have the correct documents authenticated. ITEM commits to reduce this administrative hassle.

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  • ‘Foreign PhD scholarship students should receive childcare allowance'

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Are foreign researchers entitled to childcare benefit in the Netherlands? Expertise Centre ITEM investigated a case and concluded that the tax authorities don’t take sufficient account of European rules in the matter. ITEM has filed the case with the court, which is expected to rule soon.

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  • ITEM annual conference

    Cross-border cooperation: challenges ahead

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    On 16 November, the fourth annual ITEM (Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility) conference took place. Around 120 experts and scientists from several countries gathered in Brussels to discuss the theme 'Cross-border cooperation: challenges ahead'.

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  • More temporary (student) homes in Maastricht

    Monday, December 17, 2018 Read more
  • EMP Seminar

    2nd edition of the Student Employability Seminar

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    On Wednesday 28 November, Maastricht University (UM) organised the 2nd edition of the Student Employability Seminar. During the event, the current developments of the UM Employability Initiative were presented. The Employability Initiative aims to prepare our students for their future careers.

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    Cooperating & connecting: ITEM Director on regional television

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    On 19 November Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen (ITEM / Maastricht University, Faculty of Law), was a guest on the regional television programme L1 AvondGasten. Together with members of the European Parliament she took part in a discussion about several European themes. They discussed ITEM's focus, as well as the recently published Cross-border Impact Assessment. The discussion was led by Sander Kleikers of L1.

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    Successful ITEM-Benelux Workshop on qualification recognition in Europe

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    On 15 November 2018, an ITEM Benelux Workshop about recognising qualifications took place at the Benelux Secretariat General in Brussels. The workshop brought together different stakeholders at the regional, national and European levels.

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    Frontier workers not eligible for Baukindergeld

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    In March the German coalition agreed to a subsidy aimed at stimulating young families' own home ownership financially. Only  people living in Germany are eligible. What does this mean for taxpaying frontier workers? The Baukindergeld was examined in the framework of ITEM’s annual Cross-border Impact Assessment .

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  • Hans de Groene, new Maastricht University Supervisory Board member

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Read more
  • ALDE Matthijs van Miltenburg - 18-10-18 ITEM - Martin Unfried

    ITEM participates in Expert Panel on a Cross-border Mechanism

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    On invitation of the Rapporteur Matthijs van Miltenburg, Martin Unfried of expertise centre ITEM participated in an expert panel about a cross-border mechanismorganised by the ALDE Group on 18 October 2018.

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    Update Dutch child care workers in North Rhine-Westphalia

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    In order to cope with labour market shortages and abundances in the area of child care work it has been proposed that Dutch child care workers be employed across the border in Germany. However, recognition procedures have proven to stand in the way of the swift labour market access of Dutch child care workers. A current complaint procedure is aimed at finding out whether the cross-border mobility of child care workers may be facilitated. 

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  • Grenswerkers in Europa / Weerepas / ITEM

    Report on frontier workers in Europe leads to proposal for legislative amendment by minister

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has responded in a letter to the House of Representatives, which has ensured that a recommendation from the report Grenswerkers in Europa (frontier workers in Europe) has been resolved.

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    First step in B-solutions project completed

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    A first document has been published as part of the B-Solutions project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions”. The goal of the project, submitted by the Province of Limburg (NL) as lead applicant and carried out by Expertise Centre ITEM, is to develop roadmaps and factsheets aimed at boosting cross-border mobility and employability by improving recognition

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  • Phil Chan

    Metro seminar with guest speaker Phil Chan (ISDP)

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    On 10 December (10:00-11:00) Dr. Phil C.W. Chan, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), will give a guest lecture.

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    H2020 project on the precautionary principle awarded to Ellen Vos and Kristel De Smedt

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    The project entitled REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders (RECIPES) will address the topical question as to how to protect health and safety of persons and the environment whilst promoting innovation.

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  • PREMIUM excellence programme: alumni reunion

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    On October 11, PREMIUM excellence programme celebrated its 7 years of existence by arranging a reunion for its alumni.

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  • The burdensome fiscal and social security status of highly mobile workers

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Due to globalization and the increasingly integrated nature of regional economies, workers largely operate cross-border on a highly mobile basis. Because of this highly mobile character of activities, difficulties arise regarding the place of exercise of employment for tax purposes, and affiliated (dis)coordination difficulties between tax and social security rules.

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  • Launching ITEM's cross border portal in September

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM supports and promotes - from science - the euregional and transnational functioning of society. In order for society to use ITEM's research, a cross-border portal will be launched in September 2018.

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    Annual report

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    We are pleased to share with you the latest issue of the MCEL Annual Report. We hope that this will help us to learn yet more from each other!

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    Submissions for EuConst Colloquium

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    The board of editors of the European Constitutional Law Review invites submissions for its 2018 EuConst Colloquium, which will be held in Amsterdam on 5 October 2018. 

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    Marie Curie Post-Doc positions within EIPIN Innovation Society

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    EIPIN Innovation Society, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on the role of intellectual property in innovation, offers its network as the basis for individual fellowships under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

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    XVI Blischenko Conference on Public International Law

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Upon invitation of the Department of International Law from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Moscow, MCEL member Prof. Dr. Marjan Peeters attended the XVI Blischenko Conference on Public International Law.

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  • Marcus

    Promotion Marcus Meyer

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    On 9 April, MCEL member Marcus Meyer successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "The Position of Dutch Works Councils in Multinational Corporations".

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    Jacqueline de Groot working for ITEM

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Jacqueline de Groot is delighted to support ITEM in the upcoming year and a half as advisor external affairs.

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    Call for participants - ITEM DigiD Survey

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM is researching a number of aspects in relation to cross-border work. One of the issues currently in the spotlight is the (im)possibility to get a DigiD. Expertise Centre ITEM would like to know how many people would like to use a DigiD, but find that they are unable to obtain it.

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  • ITEM Matthijs Huizing (Law)

    Start of Matthijs Huizing - advisor external affairs - at ITEM

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Matthijs Huizing has joined the team of Expertise Centre ITEM. With his position as ‘advisor external affairs’, he will represent the expertise centre in order to form a link between science, politics and policy.

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  • Signing TEIN membership declaration Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen ITEM and Georg Walter Euro-Institut

    ITEM joins TEIN network of cross-border organisations

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM is glad to have become a member of TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network), the network for cross-border institutes and universities. With its membership, they will strengthen its cooperation with other institutes and universities in border regions.

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    Claudia Egher wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Claudia Egher, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

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    Promotion Sabrina Roettger-Wirtz

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    On the 18th of December, Sabrina Roettger-Wirtz successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘The Interplay of Global Standards and EU Pharmaceutical Regulation’ supervised by Prof. Ellen Vos and Dr. Andrea Ott.

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