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Holiday Festivities on 8 December

The Annual EUI Christmas Event will be held on 8 December 2015, with activities throughout the day. A Christmas Fair will be held in the Badia cloister from 10:00 to 20:00, where hand-made crafts and jewelry, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, and other gift ideas will be for sale.  Hot chocolate and mulled wine will be […]

Introducing… Cities Working Group

From the novels of Elena Ferrante and Charles Dickens, to policy debates on ‘green cities’, the urban environment increasingly dominates our collective consciousness. Feeding into all academic disciplines, the urban space is often considered a lens through which wider processes and struggles can be analysed.  Perennially a site of contestation, the city represents a unique […]

Max Weber Fellow Aitana Guia wins Sangalli Institute scholarship

Max Weber Fellow Aitana Guia has secured a prestigious Cities and Religion scholarship from Florence’s Sangalli Institute. Her winning project was entitled Cities and the peaceful coexistence of the faiths: best practices, past and present. Speaking to EUI Life, Guia explains ‘’my project explores the policy strategies for dealing with religious pluralism and cultural diversity […]

A message from Srey Pi

Srey Pi, the young fourth-grade girl whose education is supported by the EUI, has sent the Institute a photo and letter reporting on her progress at school. She has passed her classes, and last year took an English class, thanks to extra financial support from the EUI Community last year. Srey Pi attends the Russey […]

Martin Wortmann President of Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne

Congratulations to EUI SPS alumnus Martin Wortmann, who was appointed President of the Rheinische Fachhochschule (RFH) in Cologne, this September. Also known as the University of Applied Sciences – Cologne, the RFH has around 5600 enrolled students and offers undergraduate degrees and masters courses. Since defending his thesis on political marketing at the EUI in […]

Introducing… Neoliberalism

Of all political terms (mis)used by academics and journalists today, perhaps one of the worst offenders is ‘neoliberalism’. Used commonly (and sometimes lazily) in both academia and the media, the term’s precise meaning is ambiguous. Aiming to probe this problem is the EUI’s new interdisciplinary working group on Neoliberalism, organised by PhD researchers Ola Innset […]

Autumn Concert at the EUI

The EUI Music Society is putting on an Autumn Concert on Tuesday, 27 October, at 19:30 in the Villa Schifanoia. The concert will feature a short programme of jazz and classical music, with performances by the following EUI community members: Lady Swing and the Clever Bandits Daniela Alaattinoglu, Mateus Alves, Lisa Goffi and Jirka Vankat […]

A digital future for the EUI Library

The EUI is delighted to welcome Pep Torn as new Director of the EUI Library. Torn has joined the EUI from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona where he was Library Director. A fiercely proud Catalan, the pan-European ethos of the EUI nonetheless captured Torn’s imagination – ”for my parents’ generation Europe was […]

Introducing… EUI Rowing club

Often considered the preserve of Olympic titans and elite Oxbridge colleges, rowing is rarely viewed as a sport for the faint-hearted or non-committal. But for the EUI’s Rowing club, it is ‘’first and foremost…about pleasure and team spirit’’, its captains Matilda Greig, Raphaele Xenidis and Jonas Brendebach breezily assure EUI Life. Those who can brave the […]

Aoibhinn and Odhran

John Jeremiah Cronin (HEC 2001 – 2007) and Evelyn Flanagan (intern, EUI Library, 2004-05) would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Aoibhinn Cronin, and their son, Odhran Cronin, on 30 July 2015