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Former EUI professor among first inductees to prestigious Gender Justice Legacy Wall

Ruth Rubio Marín, a former Professor of Constitutional and Public Comparative Law at the EUI, has been chosen as one of the first inductees to the Gender Justice Legacy Wall at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The Gender Justice Legacy Wall was launched in December at the United Nations in New York. […]

Ana Franqueira

The EUI is sad to have learned of the death of former colleague Ana Franqueira Torres, who passed away on 8 November 2017 in Portugal at age 59. Ana Franqueira worked at the Historical Archives of the European Union from 1 October 1993 to 15 September 1998.  In 1998 she returned to Portugal after having […]

‘Los 3 Amigos’ at the United Nations

After a chance encounter in an elevator, Salvatore Zappalà, Ricardo García and Sergio Toro, once classmates at the EUI, have been reunited at the United Nations in New York.

Bar Fiasco at 40

As Bar Fiasco turns 40, EUI Life charts the history of the Institute’s most unique institution.

In memoriam: Tommaso Abbruzzese

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Tommaso Abbruzzese,  who passed away on 7 September 2017. Mr Tommaso Abbruzzese worked at the Institute as a permanent agent for the Real Estate and Facilities Service, known as Operational Service at that time, from  1 May 1976  to 30 June 1990. The Institute […]

Aoife Nolan elected to leading European rights committee

Professor Aoife Nolan (Law, 2001-2005) has been elected to the European Committee of Social Rights, the leading European monitoring mechanism on economic and social rights. ‘Given the recent challenges posed to human rights enjoyment in Europe, including the impact of the financial and economic crises, it’s a particularly interesting time to be on the Committee,’ […]

In memoriam: Alina Vlad

The EUI was terribly  saddened to lose a member of its community, Alina Vlad, who passed away on 13 June 2017 at the age of 32. Alina was an administrative assistant in the Department of Political and Social Sciences from January 2013 until January 2016, when she transferred to the Department of History. While in […]

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 […]

EUI Theatre Group – The Clothes They Stood Up In.

Just as the distant couple are learning to live without the possessions which bound their lives, the entire contents of their house are returned to them. ‘I felt as though I had been burgled twice,’ Mrs Ransome reflected, mourning the loss of her everyday adventures.