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
Press Release - European and East Asian Research Universities’ first joint conference
06 December 2013
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Association of East Asia Research Universities (AEARU) are holding their first joint meeting on 6 and 7 December 2013 at the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan.
LERU contributes to ERC Workshop on Peer Review
03 December 2013
On 28 and 29 November 2013, The European Research Council organized a workshop “Monitoring the Performance and Quality of Peer Review Systems”. LERU’s Chief Policy Officer, dr. Katrien Maes, gave LERU’s views on the pro’s and cons of peer review.
Press Release - LERU roadmap for an improved position of SSH in the EU research landscape
02 December 2013
At its SSH-voice event on 2 December “43 shades of SSH in Horizon 2020”, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) proposed a roadmap to improve the position of research in the Social Sciences and Humanities in the European Research Area and in Horizon 2020.
UCL’s new President and Provost inaugural lecture
25 November 2013
On Thursday 21 November, University College London’s (UCL) new President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, gave his inaugural lecture with his vision for UCL over the next few years.
Gender Working Group Plenary Meeting at University College London
13 December 2013
The Gender Working group will hold its plenary meeting at University College London on 13 December 2013.
Meeting of the Vice-Rectors for Research in Zurich
16 December 2013
The Vice-Rectors for Research will meet at the University of Zurich on 16 and 17 December 2013.
Theology & Religious Studies Working Group meeting
27 January 2014
The Theology & Religious Studies Working Group meets on 27 January 2014 at the University of Strasbourg.
Vice-Rectors for Learning and Teaching meeting in Leiden
05 February 2014
The next meeting of the LERU Vice-Rectors for Learning & Teaching will be held on 5 & 6 February 2014, hosted by the Universiteit Leiden.
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.