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EUI celebrates its 3000th thesis

Posted on 27 November 2019

The European University Institute has celebrated its 3000th thesis in CADMUS, counting both Ph.Ds and LLMs. It is roughly 40 years after the first doctoral thesis was defended at the institution.

To mark the occasion, the EUI Library bestowed a special gold edition thesis upon the author, Lewis Gordon Miller, who received his doctorate in Political and Social Sciences on 26 November. Dr. Miller’s copy also included a message written by EUI Library Director Pep Torn.

Miller's Examining Board was composed of EUI political scientists Professor Philipp Genschel and Professor Adrienne Héritier, Professor Uwe Puetter of the Central European University and Professor Michael E. Smith from the University of Aberdeen.


Pictured from left: Michael Smith, Adrienne Héritier, Lewis Miller, Lotta Svantesson, Uwe Puetter and Philipp Genschel

During the ceremony following Miller’s defence, Lotta Svantesson, the EUI repository manager, congratulated Dr. Miller and reminded the audience of another important milestone of the Institute. Forty years ago, Jesper Jespersen became the first researcher to defend his thesis at the European University Institute, becoming a doctor of Economics on the 26th of September 1979. Dr. Jespersen is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University in Denmark.

Information about Dr. Miller’s thesis, Communitarism: From Intergovernmental to Community Policy-Making in Core State Powers, can be found on CADMUS. The gold bound version has also been added to the Library's collections, and may be consulted there.

Dr. Miller called the gold bound edition of his dissertation ‘incredibly special’ and ‘a lovely surprise’ and praised the EUI library for its ongoing support throughout his Ph.D.

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