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Ligue des universités de recherche européennes (LERU)
La Ligue des universités de recherche européennes (LERU) fondée en 2002 regroupe actuellement 21 membres, dont l’Université Paris-Sud. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir le rôle des universités de recherche dans le développement d'un enseignement supérieur de qualité en contact avec les limites de la connaissance, et d'une recherche fondamentale intensive, ouverte sur les enjeux économiques et sociétaux.
L'objectif de la LERU est de défendre ces valeurs, en influençant la politique européenne, par des analyses et des propositions concrètes qui pourront être reprises par la Commission ou le Parlement européen. A travers la coopération et l'échange d'expérience entre les 21 universités membres, la LERU promeut également le développement de "bonnes pratiques".
Universités membres de la LERU :
- Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Universitat de Barcelona
- University of Cambridge
- University of Edinburgh
- Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
- Université de Genève
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki)
- Universiteit Leiden
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- Lunds universitet
- Università degli Studi di Milano
- Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München
- University of Oxford
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie
- Université Paris-Sud
- Université de Strasbourg
- Universiteit Utrecht
- Universität Zürich
La LERU en quelques chiffres
- 550 000 étudiants dont 50 000 doctorants
- 5 milliards d'euros attribués à la recherche par les universités membres
- 230 Prix Nobel et Médailles Fields accordés à ses membres
- 55 000 personnels académiques y travaillent
News - LERU : League of European Research Universities
2 févr. 2017 09:34
At a time when funding and international reputation are based predominantly on research activities, universities are shining a new light on their important role as education institutions. Members of LERU are taking a hard look at how they can provide the best possible student education for the twenty-first century, in these days of political and economic challenge. A new LERU position paper, ‘Excellent education in research-rich universities’, analyses the characteristics of excellent education. Considering the different ways in which education and research are connected in research-intensive universities, it illustrates some of the diverse ways in which LERU universities are changing their approach towards education, for the benefit of both students and wider society.
24 janv. 2017 10:20
Prof. Herman Vanden Berghe, LERU’s first Secretary-General and Honorary Vice Rector at the KU Leuven, died on 23 January 2017. Herman was Secretary-General of LERU from 2003 until 2005 and one of the founding fathers of the organisation.
10 janv. 2017 10:14
Today, representatives of the public research sector in Europe (LERU, CESAER, EUA, LIBER and Science Europe) call with a united voice on European legislators to remove the barriers to research and innovation that exist in the current proposal for copyright. EU policymakers should take the lead in developing legislative frameworks that allow fair dissemination, access to, sharing and use of available knowledge. The joint statement outlines the ways in which the European Commission´s proposal on copyright should be amended to ensure this.
21 déc. 2016 20:18
This is the first ever history of the European Research Council (ERC), which is the top public body for the funding of scientific and technological research conducted within the EU, founded in 2007. The author, Thomas König, was an adviser to the former head of the ERC, Helga Nowotny, so it is written with first-hand insider knowledge.
14 déc. 2016 11:05
In a paper published today, LERU looks at interdisciplinarity as a powerful driver of knowledge creation, scientific progress and innovation.
5 déc. 2016 11:42
Joan Elias, professor of Mathematics, is the new rector of the University of Barcelona, after having obtained the 53,07% of the weighted vote in the second round of the elections for the Rector’s Office which took place on December 1.
5 déc. 2016 09:24
While the use of replacement methods is desirable, the use of live animals in research remains essential to protect human and animal health and the environment. Having the right regulatory framework to enable it is crucial. To that end, in 2010, the EU adopted the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and committed itself to reviewing its text by November 2017. Today, one day ahead of the scientific conference that the European Commission (EC) will hold as part of its response to the European Citizens Initiative “Stop Vivisection”, LERU publicly reiterates its support to the Directive and presents its contribution to its reviewing process.
2 déc. 2016 11:05
The LERU Office, based in Leuven, Belgium, is hiring a half time Policy Officer and Administrative Assistant.
29 nov. 2016 09:48
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”.
21 nov. 2016 10:19
Prof. Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University, is the new Chairman of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
18 nov. 2016 09:03
The University of Copenhagen and Trinity College Dublin will join the League of European Research Universities (LERU) on 1 January 2017.
16 nov. 2016 10:46
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.
8 nov. 2016 09:37
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.
26 oct. 2016 12:14
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.
20 oct. 2016 10:50
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.
13 oct. 2016 08:57
11 October saw the publication of the Commission’s High Level Expert Group on the European Science Cloud.
12 oct. 2016 09:35
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.
8 oct. 2016 15:20
The research-intensive universities that are members of LERU have been able to form a unique bond over the past fifteen years and have succeeded in successfully advocating the interests of research-intensive universities in Europe and beyond. They are also keenly aware that, regardless of their location and other differentiating factors, all research universities in Europe face similar challenges affecting all aspects of their intertwined activities - education, research and societal engagement. There are similar challenges for universities, not only within the Western and Southern European quadrants, where LERU universities are located, but also in Central and Eastern Europe, with challenges differing more in intensity and in degree of development, than in fundamental characteristics. That is why a group of seven respected Central-European universities and LERU are joining forces.
7 oct. 2016 12:49
Three alumni of the University of Cambridge (a LERU university) were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering work in the field of condensed matter physics.
7 oct. 2016 12:35
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, emeritus professor of the University of Strasbourg (a LERU university) and member of the Académie des Science has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2016.