Funding of EU Research is at stake!

27 October 2014

In view of the three-week conciliation period on the EU 2015 budget, starting on 28th October, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) calls upon the Council of Finance Ministers to provide the necessary funding to honor its previously made commitments and to deal with the current payment shortages, which are seriously detrimental for research & innovation programmes and actions.

LERU and IMEC co-host TTO Circle meeting

20 October 2014

On Thursday 16 and Friday 17 October 2014, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and IMEC hosted the 7th meeting of the Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Circle of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

LERU Autumn Reception focusses on academia and business

17 October 2014

On Tuesday 14 October the League of European Research Universities (LERU) organised her Autumn Reception for its EU research affairs network in Brussels.

FOSTER Boo(s)tCamp Open Science

09 October 2014

KU Leuven heralds the 2014 International Open Access Week with a one-day Boo(s)tcamp Open Science cofunded by the European Commission.

Prof John O’Keefe (UCL) wins Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

06 October 2014

Professor John O’Keefe, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, has today been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - an ‘inner GPS’ - that enables us to orient ourselves.

The EP´s position on the General Data Protection Regulation threatens EU Research!

06 October 2014

LERU expresses serious concern 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, in particular amendments to Article 81 and Article 83.

LERU welcomes Resaver

01 October 2014

Today a European consortium has been founded to set up a cross-border scheme to provide supplementary pension plans for internationally mobile researchers in Europe.

Great expectations: what LERU wants from Carlos Moedas, Commissioner-designate for R, S & I

10 September 2014

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.

LERU welcomes RU11 Japan signing the Hefei Statement

05 September 2014

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.

Energivie Summit in Strasbourg

04 September 2014

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.