Academic news


Miguel Maduro appointed to Portuguese council of ministers

Miguel Poiares Maduro was recently appointed as Portugal’s minister for regional development and minister adjunct to the prime minister. He will be responsible for media policies, regional development and local development, and will support the Prime Minister. Maduro took up his position on 13 April 2013, leaving his role as director of the Global Governance […]

Economics researcher awarded Ugo Foscolo Europe Research Fellowship

A fourth-year economics researcher has been awarded a two-year fellowship funded by UniCredit. The fellowship, announced on 25 February, will see Tommaso Oliviero move to the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance at the University of Naples Federico II. He takes up the post in October, which is renewable for a further two years.

Law researchers receive Fulbright Schuman grants

Two second-year researchers have been awarded Fulbright Schuman grants, which will see them move to New York in the autumn. Emmanuel De Groof, researching domestic transitional authorities, will spend one semester at New York University (NYU) School of Law within the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Anna Marhold, who works on international trade law, will […]

Washington College of Law awards EUI researcher

  An EUI researcher has won the 2013 International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition, awarded by the American University Washington College of Law. Antoine Perret, a third-year researcher who focuses on military companies and private security in Latin America, submitted a paper entitled ‘In the crosshairs: the spirit of international humanitarian law in the war […]

World Bank trade specialist joins Global Governance Programme

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) has hired a trade specialist from the World Bank to lead a new programme area at the EUI. Bernard Hoekman, former director of the World Bank’s international trade department, joined the RSCAS’s Global Governance Programme on 11 February to run the new ‘Global Economics’ research strand. While […]

LAW PhD wins Ius Commune Prize

Alexandre Saydé, who defended his thesis in the Law Department in 2012, has been awarded the Ius Commune Prize for his article ‘One Law, Two Competitions. An Enquiry into the Contradictions of Free Movement Law’, which was published last year in the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. The Ius Commune Prize has been awarded […]

European Consortium for Sociological Research elects EUI chair

Professor Fabrizio Bernardi has been elected chair of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). Bernardi took up the position in January and will coordinate the ECSR’s main activities such as awards, an annual conference and spring and summer schools. The professor will hold the position for three years. The ECSR, based at the University […]

LAW researcher wins essay prize

LAW researcher Katarzyna (Kasia) Gracz has been awarded an essay prize by the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. Gracz’s paper, entitled ‘Bridging the gaps between the social and legal norms concerning protection of intellectual and artistic creations: on the crisis of copyright law in the digital era’ will be published […]

ECO PhD wins excellence award

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) has awarded Andrei Sirchenko (ECO PhD 2012) the Zvi Grilliches Excellence Award for his EERC grant project paper ‘A model for ordinal responses with an application to policy interest rate‘. The EERC Network’s International Advisory Board stated in its evaluation of the project that the paper makes an […]

SPS prof becomes member of Academia Europaea

Professor Donatella della Porta has been elected to  Academia Europaea, a non-governmental European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, following a peer review selection process.  Its members aim collectively ‘to promote learning education and research’.