09/05/2012 | Utrecht University
Global top university networks discuss the future of the research university
The leaders of some of the world’s most prestigious universities are gathering at an unprecedented event to discuss the future of the research-intensive universities (RIUs) in Europe and the world. For the first time also the most prominent RIU networks from Europe (LERU), the US (AAU), Australia (Go8) and China (C9) will meet. They do so at the invitation of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a unique conference at the Universitat de Barcelona on 9-10 May 2012. Utrecht University (member of LERU) will take part in this meeting.
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is as an association of 21 leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. Founded in 2002, LERU advocates education through an awareness of the frontiers of human understanding; the creation of new knowledge through basic research, which is the ultimate source of innovation in society; and the promotion of research across a broad front in partnership with industry and society at large.
See also the press release of LERU.
Bart Valkenaers, Communications Officer LERU, +32 16 32 09 39, email@example.com.