On Monday 30 May 2016, Prof Sylvie Retailleau was elected as new President of Paris-Sud University. She succeeds Jacques Bittoun who has been President for the last 4 years.
On 28 May 2016, the International Association for Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) issued a response to the EU Competitiveness Council’s Conclusions on Open Science. Although welcoming the move to Open Science, STM noted its concern at a number of Conclusions which the Council has reached.
LERU congratules prof. Carel Stolker with his re-appointment as Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University.
Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), has been nominated as a member of the European Open Science Policy Platform, an expert group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe.
Today, the EU Member State Ministers responsible for Research have adopted conclusions that will set the way forward for research and innovation. These conclusions are the result of the exemplary Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. A Presidency that has put research high on the agenda and has made its actions match its words by delivering on its priorities. The Council conclusions set the course of action on the three main priorities identified by the Dutch Presidency in research and innovation: higher impact of investments in R&I via better circulation and access to knowledge (Open Science); improved framework conditions (R&I friendly regulation); and investment in R&I as essential for economic growth & jobs and tackling societal challenges (Framework Programmes).
On 20 and 21 May 2016, the Rectors of the 21 LERU universities gathered in Utrecht to discuss current and emerging EU research & innovation policy. Prominent guests were the EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker and the Director-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission, Robert-Jan Smits.
European Campus officially opened – Hans-Jochen Schiewer elected as first president
The European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) is pleased to announce its inauguration ceremony which will take place in Brussels at the University Foundation on 20th of June 2016.
On April 7th, 2016 World's First-class University Presidents' Forum was held in Shanghai, which was undertaken by SJTU. The world's famous universities' presidents gathered together, talking about the universities' missions and responsibilities in the era of innovation-driven development.
Twenty-one Belgian biomedical research organisations have come together in support of important and ethically responsible research using animals in an unprecedented collaboration ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals (April 24th).