Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (also called The Guild) is a university network founded in 2016.[1][2] It currently comprises twenty one of Europe's most distinguished research-intensive universities in sixteen countries, and is dedicated to enhancing the voice of academic institutions, their researchers and their students.[3]

One of the objectives of the Guild is to promote common positions on higher education and research, especially towards prestigious institutions. For example, in early 2018, the Guild produced a few reference and positioning documents on the FP9, the next Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.[4]

Its current president is Vincent Blondel, rector of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), in Belgium.


In 2021, the group is made up of the following universities:[5]


  1. ^ "New European university group unveiled". Times Higher Education (THE). 1 June 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ Rabesandratana, Tania (3 June 2016). "European research universities form a new lobby organization—but did they need it?". Science. AAAS. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ "About - The Guild". Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Guild of research universities drafts list of 'moonshot' missions for FP9". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Members". The Guild. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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