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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 Mary McCarron
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 Chris Morash
NATU – Natural Sciences Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics & Science, Prof Vinny Cahill
RESE – Research Dean of Research, Prof Linda Doyle
SSHU – Social Sciences & Humanities Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof Darryl Jones

Thematic Groups

LERU Group Trinity participant
ALUM – Alumni Director of Alumni, Mr John Dillon
ANIM – Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Prof Daniel Kelly, Professor in the School of Engineering
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 Eoin O’Sullivan
ELEA – e-learning Associate Dean for Online Education, Dr Tim Savage
ETHI – Ethics Prof Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics
GEND – Gender Prof Eileen Drew, Director of the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research
INTE – Research Integrity Associate Dean of Research, Prof Lorraine Leeson
LAW – Law Law Head of School of Law, Prof Oran Doyle
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
SON – Senior Officers Primary contact person for LERU at Trinity College Dublin – Jennifer Taaffe, Director of the Office of the Provost