Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
UCL European Institute
EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
New research suggests that economic policy
played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s
economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Research on Europe at UCL
UCL's has an outstanding breadth of research expertise on Europe and the European Union across its faculties and departments.
Consistently ranked among the world's top universities, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated UCL as the best research university in London, and third in the UK overall, for the number of its submissions which were considered of ‘world-leading quality’. Some of the key schools involved in the research on Europe and the European Union, such as UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the School of Public Policy or the Faculty of Laws, are recognised as among the leading centres for research and teaching in their field world-wide.
Over 250 academic UCL staff are engaged in research and scholarship on European and EU related subjects across faculties, disciplines and methodologies: from economics and political science to law; from language, culture and history to health; from climate change and the history of science to the built environment.
Much of this research is carried out in cooperation with other European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) – as of September 2010, over 2800 such research collaborations with over 330 HEIs, public organisations and commercial enterprises from 34 European countries have been established under the current European Framework Programmes FP7 and the previous FP 6 alone.
UCL is also dedicated to enhancing the academic, public and policy impact of its scholarship. UCL’s research strategy has identified four ‘Grand Challenges’ to address complex contemporary problems by bringing together different kinds of expertise and methodologies. The European Institute forms a part of this investment.
UCL is among others a member of the Russell Group, the European University Association, and the League of European Research Universities.