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

Founded in 2002, as a partnership among 12 of Europe's top research universities, in 2006 it expanded its membership to include 8 new universities. It is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The 20 member universities as of 2006 are:


Eight of the LERU member universities are collaboratively responsible for the "e-LERU virtual campus", which was funded by the European Commission as 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.

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  1. These universities also belong to the Coimbra Group, a (larger) alliance of European universities.
  2. These universities also belong to Europaeum, another European university network.
  3. These universities also belong to the Utrecht Network, another European university network.
  4. These universities joined the League as new members on January 17, 2006.

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