German U15, the association of 15 research universities in Germany, has signed up to the Leiden Statement which affirms the important role of the social sciences and humanities in the global research landscape.
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.
The Rectors of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) gathered for their 27th Rectors’ Assembly in Milan on 14 and 15 November 2014.
http://www.leru.org/files/publications/SSH_Brochure_2014_showcase.pdfAt 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.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday 14 October the League of European Research Universities (LERU) organised her Autumn Reception for its EU research affairs network in Brussels.
KU Leuven heralds the 2014 International Open Access Week with a one-day Boo(s)tcamp Open Science cofunded by the European Commission.
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.