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Centre for European & International Studies Research

Organisational unit: Research Centre

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An interdisciplinary centre for research in humanities and social sciences across the globe.


Bringing together more than 60 researchers and 20 postgraduates from across the University, the Centre offers a vibrant, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment within which to pursue research. In REF2014 the Centre for European and International Studies Research submitted to UoA27 Area Studies. 25% of its research was rated 4* (world leading) and 43% 3* (internationally excellent), placing it in the top 10 institutions nationally for impact (THE, 18 December 2014) and for research intensity in Area Studies (THE, 1 January 2015). Our activities have been funded by major UK and European research councils, including the AHRC, ESF, ESRC, EU, UNESCO, the British Academy and various NGOs.

REF 2014 results: Area Studies


We welcome linguists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and specialists in area studies, as they undertake interdisciplinary research in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences and arts. Under the CEISR umbrella, researchers are grouped into research clusters. A regular programme of events helps to promote research interests within the Centre and nurtures a vibrant research culture. CEISR also hosts a number of strategic research projects, on topics such as EU language policy, Transnational European Union, the History of the Jewish Press in Central Europe, Port Towns and Francophone Africa in a comparative and transnational context.



We are affiliated with a number of external stakeholders and research organisations on issues of mutual interest, including SELP and Chatham House.

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Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Since 2013, the University has held Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence status, one of only some 150 universities across the globe. We also have two Jean Monnet professors and a Jean Monnet European Studies module.

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of a Transnational Europe

Contact information

King Henry 1 Street
Park Building
United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)23 846033

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