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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
  • 21 st Century world politics and Europe


Key Figures

(end of the academic year 2012/2013) 

  • 40 externally funded projects (through bilateral agreements, tenders and competitive grant applications to a variety of public and private organisations)
  • 2 ERC projects
  • 2 Chairs
  • 32 Fellows (Jean Monnet and Marie Curie Fellows)
  • 18 Visiting Scholars
  • 528 Publications (144 - Books, Contributions to Books and Articles; 384 - Working Papers, Policy Papers, Research Reports) 

Page last updated on 31 October 2014