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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Language Learning

UCL European Institute

UCL offers a wide range of foreign language courses to UCL students, staff and London’s wider academic and professional community.

UCL Language Centre

The UCL Language Centre offers academic reading classes in several European languages, evening courses and summer intensive courses. It also offers full and part-time English for Academic Purposes and foundation courses for international students.

Foreign Language Courses at the UCL Language Centre
Arabic Icelandic Norwegian
Dutch Italian Portuguese
French Japanese Spanish
German Kazakh Swedish
Hebrew     Mandarin     Welsh

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SSEES

Furthermore, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), one of the world's leading specialist institutions, offers an unparalleled range of evening courses in Central and East European Languages - some of which are not available for part-time study anywhere else in the UK.

SSEES currently offers evening courses in the following languages at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels:

Foreign Language Courses at SSEES
Albanian    
Finnish    
Romanian
Belarusian    
Hungarian    
Russian
Bulgarian    
Latvian    
Serbian
Croatian    
Lithuanian    
Slovak
Czech    
Macedonian    
Slovene
Estonian    
Polish    
Ukrainian

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