Welcome (and welcome back) to the European Institute, otherwise referred to as the EI!
The European Institute exists to be a focus at LSE for the study of contemporary Europe and the European Union. We are a multidisciplinary institute, with interests covering politics, economics, international relations, philosophy and law. As such, we are one of a small number of centres in Europe. As you will see from this Handbook, we concentrate on postgraduate teaching and have particular strengths in European political economy and public policy. We are proud of our research which is conducted both by individual staff members and via particular research groups, such as the Hellenic Observatory, LSEE Research on South East Europe and the Forum for European Philosophy. High quality research and teaching feed off each other in an effective academic community. Do join in the public seminars and lectures organised by the European Institute: you can obtain information about them from the notice-boards and our webpages.
You are about to study at an internationally renowned academic institution. There are excellent facilities: the Library is the biggest social science library in the world, for example. Your time at the School should be both rewarding and exciting. Do look out for the many public lectures given at the School by distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture. The EI’s events are an impressive set of opportunities to widen your knowledge and horizons.
For any questions relating to your MPhil/PhD studies, please contact the MPhil/PhD Programme Manager at Euroinst.Phd.Admin@lse.ac.uk.