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About us

A centre of excellence for the study of Europe

The European Institute is a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. With multidisciplinary academic staff, a world-leading centre for research, exceptional postgraduate programmes and a strong platform for events, there has never been a better time to study Europe.

With multi-disciplinary academic staff, a world-leading centre for research, exceptional postgraduate programmes and a strong platform for events, there has never been a better time to study Europe.

Our disciplinary range is unrivalled: we currently haveacademic staff and distinguished visiting scholars drawn from the fields of politics, economics, geography, history, political economy, law, philosophy, sociology and international relations. 

Study

We offer a range of Masters Programmes and an extensive PhD Programme. We currently have one of the largest cohorts of European Studies students anywhere in the world with around 170 Masters students and 30 doctoral students from all regions of the globe.

We are outward looking and have a number of international partners, including Sciences Po (Paris) with whom we have a Double Masters programme. We have strong links with other LSE departments, notably the Government and International Relations departments. 

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Research

Research in the European Institute is focused around four interdisciplinary research themes. Our doctoral community, which is one of the largest in European Studies in the world, spans all four research areas. Our faculty’s research focuses on:

  • Political Economy in Europe

  • Governance and Democracy in the European Union

  • European Society

  • Europe beyond the EU

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Events

A hallmark of the European Institute is our strong public profile, making LSE one of the leading platforms in the European Union for informed public discussion about the identity of Europe and the many policy challenges confronting the EU and its member states.

We host over 100 events a year, with an outstanding cast list of high-level speakers from politics, public administration and EU institutions, including presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, finance ministers, distinguished scholars and influential commentators.

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