- League of European Research Universities
According to its
mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is "a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research."
History and overview
2002, as a partnership among 12 of Europe's top research universities, in 2006it expanded its membership to include 8 new universities. It is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The 20 member universities as of 2006are:
* Catholic University of Leuven ref label|coimbra|1|a
University of Helsinkiref label|europaeum|2|a ref label|Utrecht|4|a
* ref label|2006|3|a
* Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg ref label|Utrecht|4|c
University of Paris-Sudref label|2006|3|a
Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelbergref label|coimbra|1|b
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburgref label|2006|3|a
University of Milan
University of Amsterdamref label|2006|3|b
Leiden Universityref label|coimbra|1|c,ref label|europaeum|2|b
Utrecht Universityref label|2006|3|c ref label|Utrecht|4|b
* Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Lund Universityref label|2006|3|d
University of Genevaref label|coimbra|1|d
University of Zurichref label|2006|3|e
University College Londonref label|2006|3|f
University of Cambridgeref label|coimbra|1|e
University of Edinburghref label|coimbra|1|f
University of Oxfordref label|coimbra|1|g,ref label|europaeum|2|c
Eight of the LERU member universities are collaboratively responsible for the "e-LERU virtual campus", which was funded by the
European Commissionas part of its "eLearning programme". This allows students to study and acquire credit for online courses called "e-modules". The e-LERU site also hosts video lectures by scientists, in what is known as its "Top Science" programme.
IDEA League(a strategic alliance of five of Europe's leading technical research universities)
International Research Universities Network
* [http://www.leru.org/ LERU website]
* [http://eleru.leru.org/ e-LERU Virtual Campus]
* [http://bright-europe.se/ Bright Students’ Conference]
#note label|coimbra|1|bnote label|coimbra|1|cnote label|coimbra|1|dnote label|coimbra|1|enote label|coimbra|1|fnote label|coimbra|1|g These universities also belong to the
Coimbra Group, a (larger) alliance of European universities.
#note label|europaeum|2|bnote label|europaeum|2|c These universities also belong to
Europaeum, another European university network.
#note label|Utrecht|4|bnote label|Utrecht|4|c These universities also belong to the
Utrecht Network, another European university network.
#note label|2006|3|bnote label|2006|3|cnote label|2006|3|dnote label|2006|3|enote label|2006|3|f These universities joined the League as new members on
January 17, 2006.
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