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.
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".
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.
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is pleased to announce the release of its new website, designed with a fresh look and updated with the latest information about LERU and its activities.
Eighteen European research and library organisations, including LERU and LIBER, are today calling on Elsevier to withdraw its current policy on text and data mining (TDM)
LERU, with LIBER has issued a renunciation of the EPC’s position on Text and Data Mining (TDM). LIBER and LERU have released a letter which publicly states our opposition to the European Publishers Council’s EPC Copyright Vision Paper 2014: Copyright Enabled on the Network.
At its June meeting the NordForsk Board appointed Marja Makarow as new Chair.
In its latest advice paper Online Learning at Research-Intensive Universities LERU emphasizes that universities should seize the opportunities that online learning offers, but must do so smartly and strategically.
The University of Barcelona, the public Catalan university with the largest number of students and Spanish leader in scientific production, has set up a reform plan of its academic and administrative structures in order to modernize and improve functioning, multiply resources, simplify organization to promote research activities and strengthen University’s missions: teaching, research and knowledge transfer.
LERU and LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) set out their objections to the position on Text and Data Mining adopted in the EPC’s (European Publishers Council) recent Copyright Vision 2014.