The League of European Research Universities (LERU) welcomes the announcement of the nominations for the EU college of Commissioners and wishes to convey to them and to the Commissioner-designate for Research, Science and Innovation in particular its top priorities.
The RU11, a consortium consisting of 11 of the top Research Universities in Japan, has signed up to the Hefei Statement on the Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities.
The University of Strasbourg is partner of the Energivie Summit which will take place in Strasbourg from three to five November. The Summitis an international symposium organised by the Alsace Energivie Competitiveness Cluster at the initiative of market-leading industrial players and internationally-renowned academics.
Partnerships across geographic and disciplinary boundaries will be a top priority for Imperial's new President as she begins her tenure today.
Tenure-track programmes are a good way for promising researchers to embark on an academic career. In offering attractive career prospects, they allow universities to compete for talent internationally and they help to build a more mobile research work force in Europe and beyond.
LERU Secretary-General, Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, spoke at the CASE Europe Annual Conference in Edinburgh on 26 August.
LERU congratulates Feridun Hamdullahpur with his appointment as new Chair of the U15, a coalition of leading Canadian research universities.
LERU has joined with a group of 58 signatories representing research institutions, civil society and publishers in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences. In an open letter the group expressed their shared concern that these licences “would limit the use, reuse and exploitation of research.
University College London (UCL) has appointed Professor Stephen Caddick, Chair of the LERU Enterprise and Innovation Community, to a new position to include responsibilities for London.
The fifth LERU Doctoral Summer School was held at the University of Helsinki from July 14 to July 18, 2014. The theme of the summer school was “Doing the right things right” - Research Integrity in a Complex Society.