Academic networks


LERU is an association of 23 leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. Founded in 2002, the League aims to advocate the values of these universities, influence European policy and develop best practice through the mutual exchange of experience.

LERU's activities are undertaken at the request of the Rectors' Assembly. They are implemented by groups composed of representatives from member universities. LERU also publishes joint documents and research papers written by representatives of its member universities..LERU activities are situated between international relations and research. As a result, UNIGE's involvement is handled jointly by the International Affairs Office and the Research Service. The list below indicates the UNIGE representatives by group as well as the coordinating Office at the Rectorate
(AI = International Affairs, RS = Research Service).

UNIGE LERU representatives
(as of 28 February 2017)

TypeName of groupPeopleFollow up
Governing body Rectors' Assembly Yves Flückiger  AI
Policy Groups
Doctoral Studies (DOC) Jean-Michel Bonvin RS
  Enterprise & Innovation (ENT) Didier Raboud AI

EU Research Projects (ERP)

Alex Waehry RS
  Information & Open Acess (INF) Marie Fuselier AI
  Learning & Teaching (LEA) Micheline Louis-Courvoisier AI
  Life Sciences (LIF) Nicolas Demaurex AI
  Natural Sciences (NAT) Brigitte Galliot AI
   Research (RES) Michel Oris RS
  Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) Lucio Baccaro RS
 Thematic Groups Alumni (ALU) Pascal Praplan AI
  Animals used for scientific purposes (ANI) Marjolaine Philit/Zeinab Ammar RS
  Research Careers & HR (CAR) Laure Ognois/Marie-Claire Cors-Huber RS
  Charitable Funding (CH) Didier Raboud AI
  Crime & Social Control (CRI) NN  
  E-learning (ELE) Pierre-Yves Burgi/Christelle Bozelle AI
  Ethics (ETH) Christine Clavien AI
  Gender (GEN) Brigitte Mantilleri AI
  Research Integrity (INTE) Laure Ognois/Samia Hurst RS
  Law (LAW) Bénédic Foëx/Maya Hertig AI
  Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) Jean-Daniel Macchi AI
Network Groups Directors of Communication (COM) Didier Raboud/Marco Cattaneo AI
  Senior Officers (SON) Pierre Willa/Gerd Rothenberg AI