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The?League of European Research Universities (LERU)?is a network of 23 leading research universities that are located in 12 European countries. LERU is a respected voice in the European Higher Education Area and is committed to upholding sound conditions for research, especially basic research, and teaching.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin?has been a member of this prestigious network since?February?2017 and contributes to its numerous working groups in a variety of ways.?

An overview of Trinity's?involvement can be found below.

Policy Groups

LERU Group Trinity participant
RA – Rectors’ Assembly Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast
BIOM – Biomedicine/Life Sciences Dean of Health Sciences, Prof Orla Sheils
DOCT – Doctoral Studies Dean of Graduate Studies, Prof Neville Cox
ENTE – Enterprise & Innovation Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer, Dr Diarmuid O’Brien
ERPM – European Research Project Managers Research Development Manager, Ms Doris Alexander
INFO – Information & Open Access Librarian & College Archivist, Ms Helen Shenton
LEAR – Teaching & Learning Vice-Provost / Chief Academic Officer, Prof Jeurgen Barkhoff
NATU – Natural Sciences Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics & Science, Prof Sylvia Draper
RESE – Research Dean of Research, Prof Linda Doyle
SSHU – Social Sciences & Humanities Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof Gail McElroy

Thematic Groups

LERU Group Trinity participant
ALUM – Alumni Director of Alumni, Ms Jennifer Taaffe
ANIM – Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Professor in the School of Engineering, Prof Daniel Kelly
CARE – Research Careers & HR HR Director, Ms Antoinette Quinn
CHAR – Charitable Funding Director of Campaigns, Kate Bond
CRIM – Crime & Social Control Head of School of Social Work & Social Policy, Prof Mary Rogan
DETG – Digital Education Thematic Group (formerly e-learning) Associate Dean for Online Education, Dr Tim Savage
ETHI – Ethics Professor of Ecumenics, Prof Linda Hogan
GEND – Gender Director of Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL), Prof Eileen Drew
INTE – Research Integrity Associate Dean of Research, Prof Lorraine Leeson
LAW – Law Law Head of School of Law, Prof Mark Bell
THRS – Theology & Religion Studies Head of Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies & Theology, Prof Siobhan Garrigan

Network Groups

LERU Group Trinity participant
COMM – Directors of Communications Director of Public Affairs & Communications, Mr Tom Molloy
SON – Senior Officers Primary contact person for LERU at Trinity College Dublin – Director of the Office of the Provost