New chair named for U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities

27 August 2014

LERU congratulates Feridun Hamdullahpur with his appointment as new Chair of the U15, a coalition of leading Canadian research universities.

LERU joins global coalition in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences

11 August 2014

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.

UCL appoints Vice-Provost for London

05 August 2014

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.

Fifth LERU Doctoral Summer School great success

04 August 2014

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.

LERU in the media

31 July 2014

LERU's Secretary-General and Chief Policy Officer reacting in Research Europe on the European Commission's draft Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures and on the mobile pension scheme.


31 July 2014

Group of Eight Chair, Prof. Ian Young, delivered an Address to the National Press Club of Australia on 30 July 2014: "Imagining an Australia built on the brilliance of our people" . The speech certainly can be an inspiration for ministers and rectors worldwide.

Group of Eight names new Executive Director

29 July 2014

LERU congratulates Vicki Thomson with her appointment as new Executive Director of the Group of Eight (Go8),  a coalition of leading Australian universities.

European Commission Thinks Again on Copyright White Paper

23 July 2014

On 16 July 2014, LIBER sent its new Adviser on EU matters and Horizon 2020, Dr. Paul Ayris, to Brussels. In making the trip, he represented both LIBER and LERU.

RESAVER - Retirement Savings Vehicle For European Research Institutions

17 July 2014

In the 2012 ERA Communication the European Commission made a commitment to support employers in removing pension as an obstacle for researchers' mobility by "supporting stakeholders in setting up a pan-European supplementary pension fund for researchers".

New LERU Note: Philanthropy at research-intensive universities

03 July 2014

LERU has published a note on “Philanthropy at research-intensive universities”. With this note LERU wants to make a case for fundraising from philanthropy because we are convinced that philanthropic donations are important for the future of Europe’s research universities.