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.
Vice-rector and member of the Executive Board of Leiden University, Simone Buitendijk, has been reappointed by the Board of Governors.
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.
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 has announced the appointment of Dr Bruno Holthof as Chief Executive.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) adopted its opinion on the European Research Area (ERA) Roadmap 2015-2020.
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.