16 février 2017

Interdisciplinarity: how universities unlock its power to innovate

Interdisciplinary research and education area hotly debated topic at universities. Although knowledge exchange between disciplines has always been part of the scientific enterprise– with breakthroughs often happening at the borders of academic disciplines-, in recent decades interdisciplinarity has rapidly developed in many areas of science and has become a science policy priority, despite strong structural obstacles that still persist today. More...

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The protection of animals used for research: A Directive that is fit for purpose

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. More...

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Excellent education in research-rich universities: new possibilities for Europe today

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. More...

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

LERU has 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. More...

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

Upon the invitation of  RU11 Japan (and President Seike and Vice-President Makabe of Keio University in particular), the association of 11 leading research-intensive universities in Japan, the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU), German U15 (Germany), the Group of Eight (Australia), the C9 (China) and the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, discussed the challenges for, and the future of, research-intensive universities (RIU). More...

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

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 particularly welcomes the EP´s confirmation of allocations for research contained in the EC´s initial proposal and its further increase, the reversal of all cuts suggested by the Finance Ministers (ECOFIN), and the full compensation of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)-related cuts in Horizon 2020. More...

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LERU’s Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

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. More...

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Report on European Open Science Cloud now launched!

11 October saw the publication of the Commission’s High Level Expert Group on the European Science Cloud, which can be found here. The  Recommendations provide a solid starting point for further reflection and engagement of scientific user communities, research funders and Member States in the making of this global initiative. More...

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Citizen science at universities: Trends, guidelines and recommendations

Citizen science is experiencing an upsurge of interest. In a paper published today, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) analyses trends in citizen science, formulates actionable guidelines for scientists and gives recommendations for universities, policymakers and funders. More...

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LERU and Central-European universities team up for better research & education policies

The research-intensive universities that are members of the League of European Research Universities (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. More...

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