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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Postgraduate Study and Research at UCL

UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. Today it is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities.

UCL is consistently ranked in the top range of international university league tables - placed fourth in the 2010 QS World University rankings. Its academic community includes many fellows of the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences; 21 Nobel prize winners have come from the UCL community.

UCL has an exceptional range of research-based teaching and postgraduate supervision on Europe and the European Union across faculties, disciplines and methodologies. Whether you are interested in European public policy; EU law; European history; European languages, literatures and thought; security and integration studies or comparative business economics in Europe, UCL offers outstanding postgraduate programmes and a lively intellectual environment in which to study and research.

The wide spectrum of taught postgraduate programmes, based on the scholarship and research expertise of UCL staff, are designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge across disciplines, to offer them rigorous training in academic analysis and equip them with transferable skills.

Much of the energy of UCL life comes from its students, of whom 34% come from outside the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe. We provide opportunity and leadership in teaching and research, entrepreneurship, volunteering and overseas study. We admit only excellent students and work with them to develop and excel.

This section of the website offers you an overview of postgraduate programmes, as well as of the many facilities and services available for the study of Europe at UCL.