League of European Research Universities

League of European Research Universities

League of European Research Universities
Formation 2002
Type Education and research
Headquarters Leuven, Belgium
Region served Europe
Secretary-General Dr. Kurt Deketelaere
Website .org.leruwww

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a consortium of European research universities.

Contents

  • History and overview 1
  • Membership 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • Notes 5

History and overview

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is an association of research-intensive universities. Founded in 2002, as a partnership among twelve multi-faculty research universities, in 2010 it expanded its membership to twenty-one. The purpose of the League is to influence policy in Europe and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience. LERU regularly publishes a variety of papers and reports which make high-level policy statements, provide analyses and make recommendations for policymakers, universities, researchers and other stakeholders.

LERU is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. Prof. dr. Kurt Deketelaere is the current Secretary-General.

Membership

The 21 member universities as of 2011 are:

 Belgium

 Finland

 France

 Germany

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 United Kingdom

See also

External links

  • LERU website
  • e-LERU Virtual Campus
  • Bright Students’ Conference

Notes

  1. a b c d e f g These universities also belong to the Coimbra Group, a (larger) alliance of European universities.
  2. a b c These universities also belong to Europaeum, another European university network.
  3. a b c d e f These universities joined the League as new members on January 17, 2006.
  4. a b c These universities also belong to the Utrecht Network, another European university network.
  5. a b These universities join the League as new members on January 1, 2010.