ETH Zurich boosts networking with Europe’s top universities

ETH Zurich will join the League of European Research Universities (LERU) on 1 January 2024. This will boost its networking with the European university landscape.

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is committed to promoting basic research at European universities. Its aim is to raise awareness among political decision-​makers and opinion leaders of the important role that research universities play. It regularly comments on the EU’s research, innovation and education policies.

LERU currently has 23 members, including the universities of Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland and the British universities of Oxford and Cambridge. On 1 January 2024, ETH Zurich will join LERU by invitation as its 24th member.

Welcoming the news, Linda Doyle, LERU Chair and Provost of Trinity College Dublin said: “I am delighted that the leading research university ETH Zurich is joining the LERU network. LERU plays a really important role in standing up for research, innovation and education across Europe and beyond. With ETH Zurich, we will be even stronger in realising our collective ambitions.”

“Together with like-​minded universities, ETH Zurich seeks to serve society and strengthen the European academic landscape. LERU stands for values that we share. It is an important voice for research and education in Europe,” says ETH President Joël Mesot.

ETH Zurich is joining at a time when the university remains excluded from the Horizon Europe research programme. This means it is more important than ever for ETH to join forces with partner universities in Europe.

Author: Editorial Team, ETH Zürich

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