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The Centre at a Glance


Our research disentangles the web of challenges and opportunities for Europe and the world

Brigid Laffan,
Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced  Studies


The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the heart of the European University Institute. 



To develop high quality interdisciplinary and policy-oriented research on the dynamics of European integration and Europe’s global role.



To contribute to understanding patterns of continuity, change and transformation within the Union, its members, the neighbourhood, and the global level.

The research agenda of the Centre focuses on three core themes:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy
  • Regulating markets and governing money
  • 21st Century world politics and Europe

Annual Report 2014





2014 Key Figures

  • 66 projects (including 43 externally funded projects for a total of 7,654,140 euros)

  • Hosted 3 ERC advanced grants and 1 ERC starting grant

  • 16 full-time professors and 3 externally funded Chair holders

  • Hosted 57 fellows comprising Jean Monnet Fellows, Marie Curie Fellows, EU Fellows and Robert Schuman Fellows

  • 164 events including conferences, workshops, seminars and lectures

  • 446 publications and counting (195 Books, Contributions to Books and Articles; 251 Working Papers, Policy Papers, Technical Reports)

  • Over 200 appearances in the media world-wide 

(as of end of 2014)

Page last updated on 04 December 2015