Since July 2009, Kurt Deketelaere is the Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association of twenty-three leading research-intensive universities which promotes the interests of frontier research with the EU institutions. For his exemplary leadership of LERU, he is awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Edinburgh on 6 July 2017 and the Scaliger Medal of the University of Leiden on 19 September 2017.
Scientist: Kurt Deketelaere
Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom
"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...