About us

The University of Birmingham Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE), launched in 2005, is a major interdisciplinary initiative involving students and staff from three Colleges in the University

The GCfE has been established to

  • Enable exchanges of ideas on Europe among graduate students
  • Bring together expertise that is currently spread across a wide range of academic disciplines
  • Facilitate collaborative research activities 
  • Promote the acquisition of research skills 
  • Publish the Birmingham Journal for Europe

The GCfE is directed by a steering committee of postgraduates, who represent a range of disciplines. We engage the wider postgraduate community in our work through a range of activities. These include seminars, workshops, and the annual conference.

The GCfE collaborates with the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Europe Direct Information Centre in Birmingham.