Professor Piet Eeckhout announced as UCL European Institute’s Academic Director
7 October 2016
Professor Piet Eeckhout, Professor of EU Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, has been announced as the new Academic Director of the UCL European Institute
The role will involve Professor Eeckhout providing academic leadership for the Institute for the duration of his three-year tenure in the post, and representing the Institute both internally and externally to the UCL community.
Set up in August 2010, the European Institute is UCL’s hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union. The Institute promotes academic research on Europe in all disciplines and facilitates collaboration across them. In addition, it acts as the one-stop access to UCL expertise on Europe, and serves as a liaison to UK and European policy-makers, think tanks, cultural organisations, civil society and the media.
Professor Eeckhout said: “It’s at once a sad and exciting time to take on the European Institute’s directorship, with Brexit on the horizon. UCL and the Institute are nevertheless most keen to maintain and strengthen our links with the European continent. The Institute is a great hub for the enormous range of Europe-focused research which takes place at UCL, and I will work to support and expand that function”.