Ligue des universités de recherche européennes (LERU)

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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 :

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

Prof. Stephen Toope nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
On 26 September 2016, International law scholar and university leader Professor Stephen Toope was nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
What kind of world is STM living in?
14 September saw the International Association of STM publishers  issue a response to the EC’s proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which flies in the face of LERU’s views contained in its own Press Release.
EU copyright reform and TDM : potentially good for research but certainly not (yet) for innovation !
The European Commission has presented its legislative proposal to update the EU framework on copyright. LERU is very pleased to see that the EC has finally included the much needed mandatory exception for Text and Data Mining in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Alain Beretz appointed as Director-General for Research and Innovation in France
Just a few months short of his scheduled end of term as President of the University of Strasbourg and Chairman of LERU, Prof. Alain Beretz has been appointed as the Director-General for Research and Innovation at the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research in Paris.
H2020 should focus on innovative collaborative discovery research not on technology readiness
To forge better links not only between university research laboratories but also with companies, there should be more room for bottom-up, collaborative research in the EU’s framework research programme – specifically in Horizon 2020’s pillars II and III.
New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at Oxford University
Professor Sarah Whatmore FBA has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Oxford.
Hester Bijl new Vice-Rector Magnificus of Leiden University
Mathematician Hester Bijl will be appointed Vice-Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of Leiden University with effect from 1 November 2016. She succeeds Simone Buitendijk.
Academic co-operation with the UK remains essential for Europe
LERU, one of the strongest collaborations of leading research universities in the world, regrets the outcome of the recent UK referendum. With 21 members across 10 countries, LERU nonetheless respects the result as the democratic will of the British people.
LERU Doctoral Summer School on Data Stewardship
From 10 to 15 July 2016, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center will host the 7th LERU Doctoral Summer School, a yearly event for PhD students of LERU partners. The theme of the 2016 Summer School is ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation’.
EuroScience Open Forum - Manchester 2016
Hosted in a different European city every two years, ESOF is a unique international and multidisciplinary event which presents and discusses the frontiers of scientific and technological research in Europe.
EOSC - European Open Science Cloud
On 20 June 2016 the EC's High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud, on which LERU was represented by Dr Paul Ayris (UCL) and Prof Barend Moons (Leiden University), published its draft Report. This is the product of months of deliberation and discussion amongst the Group's international membership.
Sylvie Retailleau elected new President of Paris-Sud University
On Monday 30 May 2016, Prof Sylvie Retailleau was elected as new President of Paris-Sud University. She succeeds Jacques Bittoun who has been President for the last 4 years.
“2,5 pages of nonsense” - The STM statement on the Open Science Council conclusions
On 28 May 2016, the International Association for Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) issued a response to the EU Competitiveness Council’s Conclusions on Open Science. Although welcoming the move to Open Science, STM noted its concern at a number of Conclusions which the Council has reached.
Carel Stolker re-appointed as Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University
LERU congratules prof. Carel Stolker with his re-appointment as Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University.
LERU Secretary-General to become member of the EU Open Science Policy Platform
Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), has been nominated as a member of the European Open Science Policy Platform, an expert group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe.
The Dutch Presidency rises to the occasion
15 Council conclusions that will set the way forward for R&I Today, the EU Member State Ministers responsible for Research have adopted conclusions that will set the way forward for research and innovation. These conclusions are the result of the exemplary Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. A Presidency that has put research high on the agenda and has made its actions match its words by delivering on its priorities. The Council conclusions set the course of action on the three main priorities identified by the Dutch Presidency in research and innovation: higher impact of investments in R&I via better circulation and access to knowledge (Open Science); improved framework conditions (R&I friendly regulation); and investment in R&I as essential for economic growth & jobs and tackling societal challenges (Framework Programmes).
LERU Rectors meet in Utrecht to discuss R&I Policy
On 20 and 21 May 2016, the Rectors of the 21 LERU universities gathered in Utrecht to discuss current and emerging EU research & innovation policy. Prominent guests were the EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker and the Director-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission, Robert-Jan Smits.
Thinking Knows No Boundaries
European Campus officially opened – Hans-Jochen Schiewer elected as first president
European Women Rectors Association
The European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) is pleased to announce its inauguration ceremony  which will take place in Brussels at the University Foundation on 20th of June 2016.
2016 University Presidents’ Forum was Held in SJTU
On April 7th, 2016 World's First-class University Presidents' Forum was held in Shanghai, which was undertaken by SJTU. The world's famous universities' presidents gathered together, talking about the universities' missions and responsibilities in the era of innovation-driven development.