Young European Research Universities (YERUN)
As one of the best young universities in the world, UM is one of the founders of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN), which facilitates cooperation in research, education and service to society. Its members share a number of values, which include an orientation towards high-impact research, an emphasis on graduate employability and quality of teaching and a shared commitment to internationalisation. YERUN also offers research mobility awards for cross-border research and research workshops, which are joint conferences that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
As young research universities, YERUN members bring new perspectives and strengths to the European discussions and, by working together, ensure that their needs are considered within the European agenda to the benefit of individuals and society. By working together, they strive to contribute to responding to the developmental challenges of the societies we live in, adopting a European perspective on global issues. YERUN members collaborate successfully across the network in joint research and teaching initiatives and in maximising mobility, research capacities and employability of our graduates.
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.
Benefits of the YERUN membership
- YERUN researcher mobility awards (for early career researchers) – a financial contribution of 1000 EUR for research mobility at a YERUN partner university.
- YERUN Summer School - each YERUN university can nominate a number of students to participate in a YERUN Summer School. The themes of the Summer Schools vary. In the future, there may also be a Summer School for staff.
Researchers and support staff
- YERUN staff days - twice a year, YERUN organizes a Staff Day about a specific subject. The Staff Days bring together experts (researchers and support staff) from the several partner universities to exchange knowledge and to develop joint projects.
- YERUN Open Science Awards - a financial award for researchers and support staff (individual or as a team) to further elaborate an Open Science initiative.
- Joint YERUN projects (e.g. the YERUN LINK EDU-RES project in the area of joint YERUN PhD programmes) on subjects that are relevant to the partners.
YERUN ad-hoc work groups on various policy fields (among others Open Science, EU policy, development of academic careers)
YERUN Strategic Programme
The Young European Research Universities Network presents a new strategy for 2021-2025. With this forward-looking document, YERUN is equipped with a solid and inspiring strategy that will guide the network’s activities for the next five years. This strategy aims to step up the network’s growth across the following focus areas:
- Talent development
- Open Culture of Excellence
- Responsible and Engaged Universities
Click here to download the YERUN Strategic Programme.
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Impact Prize for Katya SionThursday, April 14, 2022
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