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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



UCL Ranking

18 December 2014
UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published today, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted. More...

Published: Dec 18, 2014 12:44:54 PM

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

Transnational Monarchy: Rethinking the Habsburg Empire, 1804-1918

8 December 2014
Professor Axel Körner has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to work on his new project "Transnational Monarchy. Rethinking the Habsburg Empire, 1804-1918".  More...

Published: Dec 8, 2014 11:43:15 AM

UCL in the Press

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

Europe needs gas and Russia Needs cash 

15 October 2014
Dr Catalina Spataru and Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) look at whether Europe’s reliance on Russia for gas and Russia’s reliance on Europe for revenue could draw them back together despite the political rhetoric following the Ukraine crisis.

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

Featured Events 

Cameron and Juncker

Britain & Europe Series: Pathways to EU reform

21 January 2015
Our Policy Panel, organised in cooperation with the Centre for European Reform, launches a 2-year series on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. More...

Starts: Jan 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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

Featured Media


History & Nationalism: Spain & Catalonia in a Comparative context  

23 October 2015

Video, 1h20min.