December 18, 2023

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation

By Professor Andrew Jones, Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London

It has been another exciting, and at times challenging, year for universities all across Europe.

I was delighted in October to attend my first YERUN General Assembly in Lisbon and to meet Rectors and Coordinators from across the network.  YERUN is a vibrant organisation, young in its outlook as well as representing young institutions. I was reassured to hear of common challenges and solutions affecting all of the members, and was inspired by the creativity and energy on display, particularly from our co-ordinators and the YERUN Brussels office. We have recently launched our new strategy at Brunel and, as we work to deliver this, further co-operation and partnership with YERUN will be integral to our activities. 

Once again, my best wishes to you all for Christmas and for the New Year.

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