The European Research Institute (ERI) isthe hub for the University’s staff and students engaged in teaching, learning and research in the fields of European politics, economics, history, law, culture and society.
Described at its launch in 2001 by the then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as a ‘tribute to lateral thinking’ which ‘reaches out across different disciplines and beyond the academic study of just European Union institutions’.
The University is a designated Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence in recognition of its extensive interdisciplinary and truly pan-European expertise, including EU institutions, old and new member states, Russia, the Balkans and the Wider Mediterranean.
Research - the research agenda of the European Research Institute (ERI) is truly pan-European and multidisciplinary. We are at the centre of research and postgraduate study in European Studies across the University.
Study Here - undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs covering all aspects of Europe and European Studies, catering to linguists, social and cultural theorists, geographers, historians, economists and political scientists.
An integral part of the ERI, The Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) is a postgraduate-led, cross-disciplinary entity. Founded in 2005, GCfE is an integral part of the European Research institute (ERI) and was established as a focus for graduate students working on Europe across the University.