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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


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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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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.


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.


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


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, multidisciplinary 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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