League of European Research Universities

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League of European Research Universities
LERU logo.png
Formation 2002
Type Education and research
Headquarters Leuven, Belgium
Region served
Europe
Secretary-General
Prof. Kurt Deketelaere
Website www.leru.org

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

History and overview[edit]

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 2017 it expanded its membership to twenty-three, as the latest editions, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Copenhagen joined the alliance on 1 January 2017. 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[1] is the current Secretary-General.

Membership[edit]

The 23 member universities as of 2017 are:

 Belgium

 Denmark

 Finland

 France

 Germany

 Ireland

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 United Kingdom

Former members[edit]

 Sweden

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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 1, 2006.
  4. a b c These universities also belong to the Utrecht Network, another European university network.
  5. a b These universities joined the League as new members on January 1, 2010.
  6. a These universities joined the League as new members on January 1, 2017.

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