Job opportunities at LERU

02 December 2016

The LERU Office, based in Leuven, Belgium, is hiring a half time Policy Officer and Administrative Assistant.

Society needs talent from universities

29 November 2016

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”.

New LERU Chairman elected

21 November 2016

Prof. Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University, is the new Chairman of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

LERU expands its membership

18 November 2016

The University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin will join the League of European Research Universities (LERU) on 1 January 2017.

LERU´s response to the consultation on the Interim Evaluation of the EIT

16 November 2016

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.

2016 Annual Meeting of the Global Council of Research-Intensive University Networks

08 November 2016

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.

European Parliament says NO to proposed EU budget cuts and YES to research & innovation

26 October 2016

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.

LERU’s Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

20 October 2016

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.

Report on European Open Science Cloud now launched!

13 October 2016

11 October saw the publication of the Commission’s High Level Expert Group on the European Science Cloud.

Citizen science at universities: Trends, guidelines and recommendations

12 October 2016

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.