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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