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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 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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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

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