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About the EUI

We are a uniquely international research university

We are the European University Institute (EUI), the leading institute in Europe dedicated to social sciences and humanities. Founded in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a transnational hub of research and higher learning;

Set up by the founding members of the European Communities

1972

Academic units

6

Scholars

1000+

Countries of provenance

85+

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Strategy 2020/24
    Prepare early-stage researchers through excellent research
    Do policy-relevant research
    Train current and future policy-makers

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OUR VISION

A Social Sciences and Humanities hub connecting academic excellence and research capabilities across Europe and to the world of policy and practice, for the betterment of society.

OUR MISSION

We contribute to the cultural and scientific development of Europe, through teaching at the highest university level, interdisciplinary research on salient societal challenges and robust intellectual discourse and debate.

OUR AMBITION

We aspire to cultivate high-level contributors to academics and policy-making who will shape social progress and the advancement of the European spirit.

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Our values

    We are united in pluralism
    We are grounded in academic freedom and rigour 
    We are driven by intellectual curiosity and challenge
    We are enriched through open-minded, multidisiplinary thinking

Our Educational Offer

Tailor-made doctoral, postdoctoral, master and executive education programmes in vibrant community of scholars from over 60 countries,

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Master in Transnational Governance: real connections, real change

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