We are happy to share the YERUN Annual Report 2022! Take a journey with us along the successful work done this year by YERUN and its members and the precious memories that accompany it. These are underpinned by inspiring quotes by some colleagues who worked with us over the past 12 months.
We look back at a very intense, yet inspiring year, in which we have finally gone back to meeting in person after two long years of virtual meetings only. This was a great opportunity to welcome our new members into the network and strengthen cooperation among partners. We held two successful General Assemblies in Madrid (March) and in Maastricht (November), as well as an event held in Brussels on joint doctoral education (June) – further to many other events that were held in an online format.
Our work with the different group configurations of YERUN are allowing us to proceed seamlessly in the implementation of our 2021-2025 Strategy, contributing to new ways to allow Talent to Grow. In terms of policy, much of our work has focused on the ERA Policy Agenda and, in particular, the Reform of Research Assessment and our involvement in the CoARA. This year has also seen the publications of two important papers: “Education for a more sustainable world: What can we learn from young European research universities?” and “Rethinking Academic Careers: Cultural change as a key bottleneck to be addressed”.
All this has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the Brussels Office and the enthusiastic colleagues from the YERUN member institutions, that worked with us from all over Europe in the spirit to enrich our network and enhance our collaborations. This is why the Annual Report also gives voice to their experiences.
We are very grateful for this year’s journey and we would like to thank all our members, the founding ones, and the new ones that joined us this year.
We wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas break and a wonderful start to the new year.