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Research and Impact


European Institute awarded highest possible (4 star) grade for ‘Impact’

The European Institute is a world-leading centre for multidisciplinary research on Europe. We are ranked first in Area Studies (including European Studies) in the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) as well as in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008. Read about the European Institute's REF 2014 performance.

The Institute brings together diverse disciplinary perspectives to study European integration and disintegration, drawing on politics, law, economics, international relations, anthropology, geography, philosophy and social policy. 

Research Themes

Research in the European Institute is focused around four interdisciplinary research themes and 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
European Society
Political Economy in Europe
Europe beyond the EU

Alongside academic excellence, the European Institute strives to produce research that makes a difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.

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