League of European Research Universities
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is an association of
twenty-one leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
Founded in 2002, LERU advocates education through an awareness of the frontiers of human understanding; the creation of new knowledge through basic research, which is the ultimate source of innovation in society; and the promotion of research across a broad front in partnership with industry and society at large.
The purpose of the League is to advocate these values, to influence policy in Europe and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience. LERU regularly publishes a variety of papers and reports which make high-level policy statements, provide in-depth analyses and make concrete recommendations for policymakers, universities, researchers and other stakeholders.
The LERU universities are:
- University of Amsterdam
- Universitat de Barcelona
- University of Cambridge
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Freiburg
- Université de Genève
- Universität Heidelberg
- University of Helsinki
- Universiteit Leiden
- KU Leuven
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- Lund University
- University of Milan
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- University of Oxford
- Pierre & Marie Curie University
- Université Paris-Sud
- University of Strasbourg
- Utrecht University
- University of Zurich
LERU supports its Swiss colleagues re H2020 and Erasmus Plus
05 March 2014
Switzerland’s affiliation with the European higher education area is threatened in consequence of the yes-vote on the federal popular initiative “mass immigration” from 9 February 2014.
Hans-Jochen Schiewer Elected Chair of State Rectors’ Committee
05 March 2014
The rectors and presidents of the universities of Baden-Württemberg have a new board of directors.
Universitat de Barcelona will create new Faculty of Education
05 March 2014
Francesc Imbernon Muñoz, professor from the Department of Teaching and Learning and Educational Organization of the University of Barcelona, has been appointed delegate for managing the creation of the new Faculty of Education of UB.
LERU welcomes the Russell Group signing the Hefei Statement
03 March 2014
The Russell Group brings together 24 RIUs in the UK with a tremendous research reputation and output. LERU, AAU, Go8 and C9 are very pleased with this support and look forward to future intensive collaboration with the Russell Group.
LERU’s Policy Committee meets at University College London
21 March 2014
LERU's Policy Committee meeting will be hosted by University College London on Friday 21 March 2014.
Social Sciences and Humanties Community Meeting
27 March 2014
The Social Sciences and Humanties Community will hold its first meeting of 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. The meeting will take place on 27 and 28 March.
Meeting Chief Information Officers at UCL
31 March 2014
The 2014 meeting of the LERU Community of Chief Information Officers will take place at University College London on Monday 31 March 2014.
Research Careers Community Meeting in Freiburg
07 April 2014
The Research Careers Community will meet next spring at the University of Freiburg. The meeting will take place on 7 and 8 April 2014.
E-Learning Working Group Meeting in Brussels
23 April 2014
The E-Learning Working group will meet at the Neth-ER House in Brussels on 23 and 24 April 2014.