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 

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, the Institute of European and German Studies (IGES) and the Europe Direct Information Centre in Birmingham.