League of European Research Universities
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|Prof. Kurt Deketelaere|
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a consortium of European research universities.
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 2016 it expanded its membership to twenty-three. 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. Trinity College Dublin and the University of Copenhagen will join the alliance on 1 January 2017.
The 23 member universities as of 2016 are:
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- University of Cambridge
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Oxford
- a b c d e f g These universities also belong to the Coimbra Group, a (larger) alliance of European universities.
- a b c These universities also belong to Europaeum, another European university network.
- a b c d e f These universities joined the League as new members on January 17, 2006.
- a b c These universities also belong to the Utrecht Network, another European university network.
- a b These universities join the League as new members on January 1, 2010.