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Meet the prof: Juho Härkönen (SPS)

Professor Juho Härkönen is among the newest professors at the EUI, yet he is no stranger to its unique charm. Härkönen first came to the Institute in 2003 to undertake his PhD, which he defended in 2007. Now, after spending time in Yale and Stockholm, he has returned to the EUI to take up a […]

New faculty arrivals in January

The EUI is delighted to welcome a number of new professors on a full-time basis this month. Professor Martin Ruhs joins the EUI to become Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the Robert Schuman Centre. Professor Ruhs’ research focuses on the economics and politics of international migration, with […]

Alumnus Michaël Tatham wins 2017 UACES Best Book Prize

Professor Michaël Tatham (SPS 2006-2010) has been awarded the 2017 Best Book Prize from the academic association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) for his work With, Without, or Against the State? How European regions play the Brussels game. The award, which Professor Tatham accepted in Krakow earlier this month, is awarded each year to the […]

Four full-time professors added to EUI faculty

The EUI is delighted to welcome a number of professors joining the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Law and SPS departments on a full-time basis this autumn. Professor Ellen Immergut joins the Department of Political and Social Sciences, building on the faculty’s proficiency in qualitative methods, social policy and health politics. Amongst her most […]

MENA region needs international cooperation, say experts

A high-level conference on the challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region paved the way for an innovative EUI summer school last week. The Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) conference, ‘Beyond Borders and States’, examined who pulls the strings of power in the globalised Middle East. Over three days, experts and scholars took […]

The Academy of European Law Summer schools welcome worldwide guests

The Academy of European Law (AEL) summer schools have become ‘a real drawcard,’ for legal scholars and practitioners said Professor Nehal Bhuta. ‘Every year, the summer school here attracts a multinational, well-qualified group with a diverse range of perspectives,’ he told EUI Life. This year, participants in the summer schools on human rights law and European […]

Professor Hanspeter Kriesi wins major prize in political sociology

Professor Kriesi, Stein Rokkan chair in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, has won the Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in European Political Sociology. The Foundation awards the $3,000 prize every two years. It is usually givent to an individual or group who have made ‘a major contribution to the advancement of political sociology.’ The jury […]

Onwards and upwards: the EUI celebrates its graduates

The European University Institute celebrated the achievements of this year’s PhD and LLM graduates at the annual conferring ceremony on Friday. Sixty-five PhD, two LLM and two Honoris Causa degrees were conferred during the two-hour ceremony. Four EUI Alumni also received prizes for their exceptional research. ‘Getting here is no small feat, but this time […]

Doctor Honoris Causa: EUI Bestows Honorary Degrees

The European University Institute will award two honorary degrees during the 2017 Conferring Ceremony. This year the degrees are awarded to two outstanding academics from Economics and Law who have made exceptional contributions to their fields. Claudia Goldin is an economic historian and a labour economist best known for her historical work on women in the […]

The Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law

Vera Pavlou has won The Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law, for her thesis on ‘Migrant domestic workers in the European Union: the role of law in constructing vulnerability’. The Law Department has awarded the prize every year since 2005 when an alumnus established the award to honour former EUI Professor Mauro […]