The European Union And Universities: The Central Role Of Knowledge

22 May 2015

Speech given on Friday 15 May by Professor José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission (2004-2014) and alumnus and visiting professor at the University of Geneva, at the LERU Rectors’ Assembly in Geneva.

Simone Buitendijk reappointed as Vice-rector Leiden University

18 May 2015

Vice-rector and member of the Executive Board of Leiden University, Simone Buitendijk, has been reappointed by the Board of Governors.

LERU goes global!

16 May 2015

At its 28th Rectors’ Assembly, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) reinforced its international positioning by setting up a close cooperation with the United Nations.

A new SAM is born

13 May 2015

LERU is pleased to learn that President Juncker today exchanged views with world-leading scientists on the funding of research and innovation, and the scientific support of EU policy development.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust appoints new Chief Executive

07 May 2015

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced the appointment of Dr Bruno Holthof as Chief Executive.

MEPs and Nobel laureates┬┤ conversation on animal research

07 May 2015

On Wednesday 6th May LERU –together with The Wellcome Trust and other organisations- co-organised a conversation of MEPs with Nobel Laureates at the EP.

Beware of your dreams, for they may come true ...

06 May 2015

The European Citizens´ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Vivisection” was submitted to the European Commission in March 2015. Supported by an array of flawed arguments, this ECI has a clear objective: to get rid of the European Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (Directive 2010/63/EU) and to ban all research using animals.

Is this the new European Union?

22 April 2015

European Investment Bank and European Commission ridicule the European Parliament - According to a press release from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the first projects and transactions selected to benefit from an EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have been approved by the Boards of the EIB and the EIF (European Investment Fund) earlier this week.

ERAC ERA Roadmap 2015-2020: Nothing new under the sun

16 April 2015

Today, the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) adopted its opinion on the European Research Area (ERA) Roadmap 2015-2020.

ERC President at the University of Milan

30 March 2015

On 26 March, as a guest of the University of Milan, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council  (ERC) met the scientific community of Lombardy in a seminar on the ERC calls for proposals.