Helsinki Rector seeks to strengthen international character of universities

27 March 2015

Speech given on 26 March by Professor Jukka Kola, Rector of the University of Helsinki, at the 375th anniversary celebration.

University of Helsinki 375 years

27 March 2015

On 26 March 2015 the University of Helsinki celebrated its 375 years anniversary. Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of LERU, participated in the festivities.

The role and responsibilities of universities in Europe’s revival

24 March 2015

Speech given on 13 March by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge, at the 'Global Universities and their Regional Impact' conference marking the University of Vienna's 650th Anniversary.

RESIT FOR EFSI, Opinion piece by Prof Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General LERU

23 March 2015

Prof Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), wrote an opinion piece on EFSI for the @Research_Voice blog. 

Oxford Vice-Chancellor to become President of New York University in 2016

19 March 2015

Professor Andrew Hamilton, who has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2009 and a member of the LERU Board of Directors since 2013, is to be the next President of New York University.

LERU calls for fundamental change to the financial model behind journal publishing

18 March 2015

LERU universities embrace Open Access and endorse the European Commission’s advocacy of open, wide dissemination of research outputs in its Science 2.0 (Open Science) agenda.

Not everything that can be counted counts …

16 March 2015

LERU became a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. The Declaration makes a number of recommendations for improving the way in which the quality of research output is evaluated.

The need for an EU-wide level playing field in the protection of personal data

11 March 2015

LERU expresses serious concerns at amendments made by the European Parliament to the European General Data Protection Regulation and calls upon the Council of Ministers to oppose the amendments that would be highly detrimental for scientific research.

Mapping the public cultural activities of selected LERU universities

09 March 2015

The board of Lund University Cultural and Public Centres is undertaking a Mapping-project of the public cultural activity units of selected LERU universities.

STOP the European Citizens’ Initiative on Vivisection

04 March 2015

LERU joins The Wellcome Trust in supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU and in calling upon the European Parliament and the Commission to reject the European Citizens´ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Vivisection” which was submitted yesterday.