About the RSCAS
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI), directed by Brigid Laffan from September 2013, was set up in 1992 as a complementary initiative to develop inter-disciplinary and comparative research and to promote work on the major issues facing the process of integration and European society.
Our main objectives are:
To produce high quality research
To collaborate with centres of research excellence
To provide opportunities for young scholars working in our core areas
To promote dialogue with the world of practice
The Centre hosts research programmes and projects, and a range of working groups and ad hoc initiatives. The research agenda is organized around a set of core themes and is continuously evolving, reflecting the changing agenda of European integration and the expanding membership of the European Union.
The Centre is home to a large post-doctoral programme including Jean Monnet and Marie Curie fellows as well as other publicly and privately funded fellows, and hosts academic and non-academic visitors.
The academic staff include: joint chair holders who are also professors in the teaching departments of the Institute (Economics, History and Civilization, Law, Political and Social Sciences), programme directors, part-time professors, research fellows and assistants working on the projects and programmes at the Centre, post-doctoral fellows and visiting fellows.
The Centre operates with a core administrative staff and is funded from a variety of sources, including EU programmes, national agencies, foundations and the business community.