In the media: Interview with LERU Secretary-General on H2020, basic research and gender

27 February 2015

Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, LERU Secretary-General, spoke to International Innovation about the League's involvement in developing Horizon 2020, the importance of basic research to drive innovation and its targeted efforts to combat gender inequalities.

Prof. Stephen Caddick new Director of Innovations at Wellcome Trust

17 February 2015

Professor Caddick, who is currently Vice Provost Enterprise and London at University College London, and Chair of the LERU Enterprise and Innovation Community, succeeds Dr Ted Bianco, who retires from the Trust later this year.

ERA Stakeholders criticize the funding of the European Fund for Strategic Investments

23 January 2015

LERU and its partner organisations in the ERA Platform (CESAER, EARTO, EUA, Science Europe) today, publicly and jointly, oppose the proposals of the European Commission to divert 2,7 billion euro from the Horizon 2020 budget to the European Fund for Strategic Investments.

Warning lights are flashing for parts of Horizon 2020

21 January 2015

Prof Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), wrote an opinion piece on Horizon 2020 for Research Europe.

Serge Fdida (UPMC) honored with Etoiles de l’Europe Award for OpenLab Project

19 January 2015

OpenLab was one of twelve projects given the highly esteemed “Etoiles de l’Europe” award from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

UB hosts LERU seminar on organizational restructuring of European universities

14 January 2015

The seminar, organised by LERU, was chaired by the rector of the UB, Dídac Ramírez, and the president of LERU, Alain Beretz. The minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia, Andreu Mas-Colell, was the invited speaker.

Bert van der Zwaan reappointed as Utrecht University Rector Magnificus

07 January 2015

Professor Bert van der Zwaan has been reappointed by the Supervisory Board as Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of Utrecht University effective from 1 April 2015.

ERA Newsletter on Gender

18 December 2014

This edition provides an overall picture of progress made on the ERA priorities, including gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research.

LERU Law PhD Candidates on the move

17 December 2014

LERU is proud to announce the launch of the LERU Law PhD Exchange Scheme, developed under the auspices of the LERU Law Deans Working Group. An initiative that reaffirms the closer collaboration amongst LERU members and their commitment to promote researchers´ mobility.

LERU universities kick-start the new KICs

11 December 2014

Active and healthy ageing and raw materials exploitation are important innovation challenges for Europe.