Association of European University Presses Launches

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Association of European University Presses

By Hannah Johnson

During the Frankfurt Book Fair, the formation of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP) was announced. “Despite the great variety amounts European university presses,” said Marike Schipper of Leuven University Press in her keynote presentation during the launch, the goal of the AEUP is to address issues specific to Europe “with the help of a shared platform, a network of presses.”

Although many European university presses have joined the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) as foreign members, Schipper said that “there still is quite a difference between the tradition of university press publishing in the US and in Europe.”

The mission statement of the AEUP stresses the need for presses to work closely with their parent organization and to uphold their “commitment to peer review and the assessment of new manuscripts.”

You can find more information about the AEUP online, and you can download Marike Schipper’s keynote (Word document).

The eight founding members of the AEUP are:

  • Amsterdam University Press, the Netherlands
  • ENS Editions, France
  • KIT Scientific Publishers, Germany
  • Leuven University Press, Belgium
  • Northumbria University Press, United Kingdom
  • Nottingham University Press, United Kingdom
  • Fondation Maison Sciences de l’Homme, France
  • Leiden University Press, the Netherlands

Contact Information:
Association of European University Presses (AEUP)
Emmanuelle Corne
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
54 bd Raspail
75006 Paris, France

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.