SSH research and education essential for mankind

21 November 2014

Upon invitation of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Leiden University, some of the world’s leading research university associations gathered in Leiden, the Netherlands, to discuss and stress the importance of Social Sciences and Humanities research in a globalized world.

University of Milan hosted 27th LERU Rectors’ Assembly

19 November 2014

The Rectors of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) gathered for their 27th Rectors’ Assembly in Milan on 14 and 15 November 2014.

LERU showcase of excellent interdisciplinary SSH research

17 November 2014 its 27th Rectors’ Assembly on 14 and 15 November at the University of Milan, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) presented a new brochure which showcases some excellent examples of high quality interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research undertaken at the LERU member institutions.

LERU alumna to become next CERN Director-General

05 November 2014

At its 173rd closed session, the CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the organization’s next Director-General. Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.

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.