Chancellor Raivio elected as President of LERU

Professor Kari Raivio, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, has been elected as President of the League of the European Research Universities (LERU) for a three year term starting 8 May 2004.

Chancellor Kari Raivio LERU was established in 2002 as a community of twelve universities with the aim of promoting European basic research taking place in universities. The universities in the League were selected on the basis of an objective evaluation on certain disciplines.

The LERU member universities are the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh,Geneva, Helsinki, Leiden and Oxford, as well as die Ruprecht-Karls-Universität zu Heidelberg, de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, l'Università degli studi di Milano, die Ludvig-Maximilians-Universität zu München, Karolinska Institutet i Stockholm and l'Université Louis Pasteur à Strasbourg.

Text: Liisa Voutilainen
Photo: Ida Pimenoff
18.5.2004
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