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Presentation of the e-LERU initiatives 2005-2010

e-LERU was a succession of several initiatives, involving 9 universities, all members of the League of European Research Universities. It intended to bring a European dimension to teaching and research activities in European universities by encouraging them to collaborate, notably through the construction of trans-national combined course structures and through the international virtual mobility of their students within the European Higher Education Area.

 

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In order to attain this goal, e-LERU wanted to provide a virtual dimension to European co-operation in higher education by encouraging the development of new organisational models for European universities (virtual campus) and for European exchange and sharing schemes (virtual mobility). 

On the other hand, e-LERU's aimed to stimulate the entrance of the partner universities into the European Higher Education Area. e-LERU partners offered an integrated service of know-how building, process evaluation and trial-and-error whilst in the process setting up pilot projects to create examples for future developments. 

The main goal of the e-LERU was to develop a showcase of the partner universities' strengths and specificities in the field of higher education and research. Therefore, the partner universities wanted to contribute to high-quality e-learning modules built into academic degrees (bachelor, master or Ph.D) and a series of high-level lectures given by outstanding academics from these institutions.

With this intention, LERU universities with a high research performance in Europe, wanted to collaborate efficiently to set up a shared virtual campus structure which allowed to create common e-learning resources, enabling each e-LERU university to offer its students virtual mobility (by means of teaching modules from other partner universities to be integrated through distance learning) as a complement to international mobility.