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.
2002 - 2012
In 2012, LERU celebrated its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this event, LERU organised a conference on the present and future role of research universities in Europe, in particular in view of the EU research and innovation policy of the next years and decades. The conference took place in Barcelona on 9 & 10 May 2012. Visit www.10yearsleru.org for more information.
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 publishes an Agenda for Ethics’ Research in Horizon 2020
25 April 2013
LERU ethics’ scientists met last autumn to discuss the position and role of ethics in Horizon 2020.
Press release: More variety in student mobility
25 April 2013
A new LERU advice paper “International curricula and student mobility”, sets out different forms of student mobility, from exchange mobility, which is widely spread and well known thanks to the Erasmus programme, to more structured forms of student mobility such as networked and embedded mobility.
Social sciences and humanities address Europe’s social challenges
27 March 2013
What are the key themes in the social sciences and humanities that warrant EU funding? This was the question addressed by deans from 21 European research universities who met on 21 March in Leiden.
Research universities to establish global network
25 March 2013
Four of the world’s major research university groups are to form an international network as a parallel organisation to the Global Research Council of Science and Engineering Funding Agencies, established last year by agency representatives from nearly 50 countries.
Arab-Europe University Conference
30 May 2013
The first Arab-Europe University Conference, co-organised by EUA, the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and the University of Barcelona takes place on 30 & 31 May 2013 in Barcelona.
Alumni Get Together & Meeting
06 June 2013
The next LERU Alumni Chapter on 6 June 2013 will be hosted by Rector Mark Waer and the KU Leuven. At this get together Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the EU Council, will be our keynote speaker.
Meeting of the Social and Behavioural Sciences WG
08 June 2013
LERU's Social and Behavioural Sciences Working Group will meet in Zurich on 8 June 2013.
Meeting of the Research Policy Committee
10 June 2013
LERU's Research Policy Commity will meet on 10 June 2013 at the Pierre & Marie Curie University.
Vice-Rectors for Research Meeting
11 June 2013
Meeting of the LERU Community Vice-Rectors for Research on 11 June 2013 at the Pierre & Marie Curie University.