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EU Star Image EU Center of Excellence Newsletter
Summer 2014

EU Center Logo ImageUC Berkeley's Summer 2014 EU Center of Excellence Newsletter is now available online. Meet our visiting scholars, read synopses of our major events in 2013-14, and learn about our sponsored research on the European Union. Go to the Newsletter here.

EU Star Image Fellowships in European Studies

The European Studies Center (a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence), in cooperation with the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce a call for applicants to the

2016 JMEUCE Summer Research Scholars Program

EU Star Image Upcoming DAAD-Sponsored Conference in European Studies

Dear Graduate and PhD Students at Centers for German and European Studies. We are happy to announce the 2015 DAAD-funded“Doktorandenkonferenz” for Junior Scholars at the Centers for German and European Studies.  This year’s summer school willbe planned and hosted by DIA Amsterdam and will take place in Amsterdam from 8th-13th December 2015.  The application is open to all PhD-students as well as advanced MA-students at currently or formerly DAAD-funded Centers for German and European Studies. Successful applicants will be awarded a travel reimbursement in accordance with the terms set out in attached call as well as accommodation and board for the duration of the school as outlined in the call. Proposals are being accepted in German or English. Please note, though, that the school will be conducted predominantly in German. A good understanding of German is therefore essential. Applicants should send their proposal along with a CV and a short outline of their current research project (i.e. their Master’s or Ph.D. thesis) to Dr. Krijn Thijs ( 31st August at the latest. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter.

EU Star Image The Eu and the Ukraine Crisis: The End of the 'European Model'

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EU Star Image New Study Abroad Options in the EU

We are pleased to send you the new brochure for our interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) at the University of Leuven in Belgium, as well as information on the Summer School 'Europe Inside Out' and on the new publications of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. MAES' four specialised modules - ‘European History, Diversity and Culture‘, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘Globalising Europe’ and ‘Europe-Asia’  - allow our students to understand the increasingly complex European and global dynamics.

We already attract students from 40 countries, including an increasing number of students from Asia and the US, and would be pleased to welcome even more students from the US, Canada and Latin America. For this reason we would be grateful if you could pass on the information about our programme to your students and post the brochure on relevant websites or newsletters in your university or country.

Your students may be interested to learn that KU Leuven was very well placed in the Times Higher Education Ranking of 2015/2016, ranked 35th worldwide and 5th on the European continent. During the Master of European Studies in Leuven,  students follow courses offered by renowned scholars as well as high-ranking practitioners, including the President of the Court of Justice of the EU, the chief-negotiator of the European Commission in the recent Paris Climate negotiations, and an advisor to one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Commission. Your students will furthermore benefit from guest lectures by European politicians, diplomats and officials such as former European Council President Van Rompuy; visits to European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; and cultural excursions to World War I battlefields and the historical medieval cities of Flanders.

More information on the programme can be found on our website: We thank you in advance for bringing our Master of European Studies to the attention of your students.

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