The LERU Office, based in Leuven, Belgium, is hiring a half time Policy Officer and Administrative Assistant.
LERU welcomes the Council conclusions on “measures to support early stage researchers, raise the attractiveness of scientific careers and foster investment in human potential in research and development”.
Prof. Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University, is the new Chairman of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
The University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin will join the League of European Research Universities (LERU) on 1 January 2017.
LERU submitted its response to the European Commission´s public consultation on the Interim Evaluation of the EIT. A good opportunity to take stock of the crucial role that EIT plays in the European innovation landscape and to provide some thoughts on the way forward for the EIT.
On 7 and 8 November 2016, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and several of the world’s other leading research-intensive university associations gathered in Tokyo (Keio University) to further strengthen their ties. Since 2012, LERU has gradually intensified its contacts with sister organisations world-wide, aiming at the creation of this Global Council of Research-Intensive Universities Networks.
Today, the European Parliament (EP) has adopted in plenary its position on the EU budget for 2017. LERU is pleased to see that the EP sticks to its commitment to research and growth by suggesting to endow the EU with the appropriate funds to realise them.
Today the European Commission opens its online consultation on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation. The ‘LERU’s Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020’ paper that will be officially launched in Brussels tomorrow is LERU’s response to this consultation and makes recommendations to a wide range of aspects related to Horizon 2020.
11 October saw the publication of the Commission’s High Level Expert Group on the European Science Cloud.
Citizen science is experiencing an upsurge of interest. In a paper published today, LERU analyses trends in citizen science, formulates actionable guidelines for scientists and gives recommendations for universities, policymakers and funders.