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Immigration deserves a proper, open debate.

In a letter to the Financial Times, UCL's Professor of EU Law Piet Eeckhout outlines his bemusement at the current discourse on immigration in the UK.
Prof Piet Eeckhout
3 December 2014


Published: Dec 9, 2014 12:39:40 PM

The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM


SSEES Centenary

15 Janurary 2015
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be celebrating its centenary in 2015. More...

Published: Jan 14, 2015 12:52:41 PM

Job Opportunity: Blog Manager

23 January 2015
We are looking to recruit a part-time Blog Manager to oversee the set-up, maintenance and coordination of our new "Britain & Europe" blog. More...

Published: Jan 14, 2015 11:21:36 AM

Policy Briefings on Britain & Europe

9 December 2014
Together with other partners, the European Institute has published seven policy briefings on Britain & Europe. The briefings form part of our larger Britain & Europe project which is funded by the European Commission.  More...

Published: Dec 9, 2014 1:29:03 PM

UCL in the Press

Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

19 December 2014
On almost every indicator worth measuring – from public health to educational attainment and social wellbeing – the Scandinavians seem to have got things sorted. But should we all be aiming to be Norway? Indeed, is that goal even desirable? More...

Published: Dec 19, 2014 2:43:40 PM

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O'Keefe concerned over immigration policy 

7 October 2014
Professor John O’Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) describes Britain’s visa system as one significant obstacle to Britain recruiting the best scientists from abroad. More...

Published: Sep 29, 2014 4:05:28 PM

Featured Events 

Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

19–20 February 2015
This two-day workshop focuses on the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Amongst the questions to be addressed are 1) How do public attitudes reflect, contradict and/or shape official geopolitical rhetoric and policy choices? And 2) How are geopolitical narratives sustained and/or challenged by domestic and transnational media, popular culture, government policies? More...

Starts: Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL Global Citizenship Lecture 2015: Shami Chakrabarti

24 Febuary 2015
In this public lecture, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the vital importance of civil liberties for citizenship, both local and global, and the way that these liberties are increasingly under threat in a post-9/11 world. More...

Starts: Feb 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


Prof. Sachs on 'A Troubled Past: Between the Personal and Professional'
19 December 2014
Video, 5:02mins