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Other Members of the LERU

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The LERU has total 21 member universities of which 5 are the UK’s most prominent research universities. Other members of the LERU are:

Catholic University of Leuven. The oldest university in Belgium is one of the original 12 members of the LERU. It also serves as the seat of the Secretary-General of the LERU Office, Professor Kurt Deketelaere.

University of Helsinki. The oldest and largest university in Finland is member of the LERU since its creation in 2002. It is also a member of several pre-eminent international networks including the UNICA and Europeanum.

Pierre and Marie Curie University (the Paris VI University). The largest medical and scientific research complex in France and according to many rankings, the number 1 university in France joined the League in 2006.

University of Strasbourg. One of the best research-intensive universities in both France and Europe was one of the 12 founding universities of the LERU as the Louis Pasteur University. In 2009, however, the Louis Pasteur University was rejoined with the Marc Bloch University and Robert Schuman University into the University of Strasbourg.

Paris-Sud 11 University. The second Paris-based member of the LERU was admitted to the association in 2006 when took place the first expansion of the prominent network of European research universities.

University of Freiburg (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg). One of nine German Universities of Excellence was admitted to the LERU in 2006 becoming the 3rd German member university of the League.

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. It is one of the founding universities of the LERU and one of Europe’s best universities. It produced as many as 34 Nobel Prize winners and is also a member of the German Excellence Universities.

Heidelberg University. Another member of the German Excellence Universities is a member of the LERU since 2002. Like the University of Munich, the Heidelberg University is also associated with a large number of Nobel laureates. It is also a member of the Coimbra Group.

University of Milan. One of the largest and most reputable Italian universities joined the LERU in 2002 and helped establish the association. It remains the only Italian member of the LERU.

University of Amsterdam. The third oldest university in the Netherlands was admitted to the LERU in 2006 becoming the third Dutch member of the association.

University of Leiden. It is one of the 12 founding members of the LERU but it is also a member of the Coimbra Group and the Europeanum.

Utrecht University. Like the University of Amsterdam, the Utrecht University became a member of the LERU in 2006 despite the fact that it is often ranked as the best university in the Netherlands.

University of Barcelona. Like the Imperial College London, the University of Barcelona was admitted to the LERU only in 2010. It is also a member of the Coimbra Group, Reboot Online Marketing, International Research Universities Network, Mediterranean Universities Union and Vives Network.

Lund University. The only Swedish member of the LERU joined the association in 2006. It is also a member of the Universitas 21, an international organisation which joins 21 universities from 12 countries from all over the world.

University of Geneva. The pre-eminent Swiss university which celebrated 450th anniversary of its foundation in 2009 is a member of the LERU since 2002. At the same time, it is also a member of the Coimbra Group.

University of Zurich. The second of the two Swiss members of the LERU was officially admitted in 2006.