Tenure-track programmes are a good way for promising researchers to embark on an academic career. In offering attractive career prospects, they allow universities to compete for talent internationally and they help to build a more mobile research work force in Europe and beyond.
LERU Secretary-General, Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, spoke at the CASE Europe Annual Conference in Edinburgh on 26 August.
LERU congratulates Feridun Hamdullahpur with his appointment as new Chair of the U15, a coalition of leading Canadian research universities.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
LERU congratulates Vicki Thomson with her appointment as new Executive Director of the Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of leading Australian universities.
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.