To forge better links not only between university research laboratories but also with companies, there should be more room for bottom-up, collaborative research in the EU’s framework research programme – specifically in Horizon 2020’s pillars II and III.
Professor Sarah Whatmore FBA has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Oxford.
Mathematician Hester Bijl will be appointed Vice-Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of Leiden University with effect from 1 November 2016. She succeeds Simone Buitendijk.
The League of European Research Universities (LERU), one of the strongest collaborations of leading research universities in the world, regrets the outcome of the recent UK referendum. With 21 members across 10 countries, LERU nonetheless respects the result as the democratic will of the British people.
From 10 to 15 July 2016, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center will host the 7th LERU Doctoral Summer School, a yearly event for PhD students of LERU partners. The theme of the 2016 Summer School is ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation’.
Hosted in a different European city every two years, ESOF is a unique international and multidisciplinary event which presents and discusses the frontiers of scientific and technological research in Europe.
On 20 June 2016 the EC's High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud, on which LERU was represented by Dr Paul Ayris (UCL) and Prof Barend Moons (Leiden University), published its draft Report. This is the product of months of deliberation and discussion amongst the Group's international membership.
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.