The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

‌‌The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities officially launched at an opening symposium in November 2016 in the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. The University of Glasgow is a founding member of this new group of nineteen of Europe’s leading universities from across thirteen countries and the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is the Guild’s vice-chair. 

Purpose of The Guild

The Guild is founded on four core pillars of engagement and activity:

  • Advocacy and Influencing
  • Policy Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Institutional Enhancement

Capacity building across Europe

The Guild will work closely with the European Commission, European and national parliamentarians, officials and others to secure outstanding strategic and practical outcomes that will benefit the myriad communities of Europe. The new network will provide a platform for

  • engaging with EU policy-makers,
  • promoting research collaboration and access to EU funding,
  • engaging with universities, and private and public institutions to continue the free flow of students, staff and ideas at the European level. 

Guild members

The Guild aims to be genuinely pan-European by extending membership to include a broader range of universities from across Europe. Member universities include:

  • Aarhus University
  • The University of Bern
  • The University of Bologna
  • Ghent University
  • The University of Glasgow
  • The University of Göttingen
  • The University of Groningen
  • Jagiellonian University (Krakow)
  • King's College London
  • University of Louvain
  • University of Ljubljana
  • The University of Oslo
  • University of Paris Diderot
  • Radboud University
  • University of Tartu
  • The University of Tübingen
  • Uppsala University
  • The University of Vienna
  • The University of Warwick.

4 July 2017


Funding for University of Glasgow staff

University of Glasgow staff can apply for the following funding opportunities if they are interesting in working with Guild members.

For both, members of the the Guild are classed as strategic partners.


Upcoming Guild Policy Labs and events

Composed of some of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities, The Guild is dedicated to enhancing the voice of universities in Europe for the benefit of research and teaching. It will engage politicians, officials, public and private companies through debate based on cutting-edge scholarship. The Guild’s members are committed to sharing their knowledge, experience and good practice, for the benefit of all members.

Throughout the year, The Guild organise a range of policy labs, workshops and events designed to engage leading researchers and policy-makers, discuss key challenges for European research policy, and explore how university research can help Europe’s economic, political and cultural challenges.

For more details of all recent and upcoming Guild events, please check: