EUI President Renaud Dehousse rounded out his first day on the job last week with an official welcome to the 120 new Ph.D. and LL.M. researchers and the 69 fellows who have matriculated for the 2016/17 academic year. In an address to the new group of young academics on 1 September, Dehousse expressed his happiness to be present on the occasion of their transition into a new and important phase in their intellectual careers.
This year’s entering cohorts of researchers and post-doctoral fellows hail from nearly 50 countries world-wide. Economics welcomes 25 new Ph.D. students; History has enrolled 30 newcomers, LAW is joined by 26 Ph.D. researchers and 9 LL.M. students, and 30 researchers have registered in SPS’ first-year cohort. 59 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellows are registered for that programme, while the RSCAS has been joined by 10 Jean-Monnet Post-doctoral Fellows.
With the new arrivals, the EUI’s community of registered researchers and post-doctoral fellows now stands at approximately 650 young scholars.
President Dehousse concluded his welcome by extending his sincere wish that, during their stay here, they experience the benefits of the EUI community.