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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6839

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About the European Institute

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The LSE European Institute was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

Multidisciplinary academic staff

The European Institute's disciplinary range is unrivalled: we currently have 25 permanent members of academic staff and many distinguished visiting scholars drawn from the fields of politics, economics, geography, history, political economy, law, philosophy, sociology and international relations. The European Institute was made a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in 2009.

World-leading centre for 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:

Governance and Democracy in the European Union

Political Economy in Europe

European Society

Europe beyond the EU

We are home to several specialist research centres: the Hellenic Observatory, LSEE – Research on South East Europe, the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, the Catalan Observatory, Contemporary Turkish Studies and the Forum for European Philosophy.  

Unrivalled Masters & Doctoral programmes

The European Institute offers a range of Masters programmes and an extensive doctoral programme. We currently have one of the largest cohorts of European Studies students anywhere in the world with around 160 Masters students and 25 doctoral students from all regions of the globe.

The Executive Masters degree in the Political Economy of Europe offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an LSE Masters degree while pursuing a full-time career. The programme is aimed at candidates with strong academic credentials and substantial work experience.

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. 

Leading public debate

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.

The European Institute maintains a high media profile both through social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram) and the monthly newsletter, the EI Digest.