The University of Stirling has announced they have joined the Young European Research University Network (YERUN). This is a prestigious group of highly-ranked young universities based in Europe that focus on research collaboration. Specifically, academic education, scientific research, and services that help society.
The Network currently has 23 universities from 15 different countries. In addition to promoting research collaboration among their universities, this prestigious group also hopes to enhance mobility for researchers, students, and administrative staff in these member institutions.
The University of Stirling is one of four new members which joined the network this month. The others include the University of Potsdam, the University of Klagenfurt, and the University of South-Eastern Norway.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, Gerry McCormac says: “YERUN is an innovative, dynamic and leading network and their goals very much align with the University of Stirling.”
He adds: “We are pleased to join YERUN and are excited to contribute to and work across the network in teaching initiatives and joint research to maximise research capacities, employability of our graduates, and mobility.”
YERUN said: “A warm welcome to our four new YERUN members. We are excited to start working with our new colleagues and further strengthen the voice of young research-orientated universities in Europe.”
YERUN feels we must bring new strengths and perspectives to the European discussions and that by working in collaboration, we can ensure our needs are considered in the European agenda. What’s more, that they will visibly benefit society and individuals at large.
This prestigious network works to contribute by responding to the developmental challenges of the societies we live in, gaining a European perspective on global problems and challenges. All of their member universities ranked in the top 50 in Europe.