Counselling service offers de-stress sessions and library

As it enters its eight year, the EUI Counselling and Wellbeing Service is expanding to offer de-stress labs and a library. The team began running the labs for researchers last year, in two three-hour sessions, which in January were extended to staff. “We wanted to explain how to handle stress in different ways,” says counsellor […]

Coming up: Workshop on Religious Pluralism in State Institutions

The ReligioWest research program at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies will offer a workshop on ‘The Formatting of Religions: Religious Accommodation in Prisons and the Military’ on 11 & 12 February. This event explores the topic of religious pluralism in prisons and the military, with a particular focus on Islam as a newcomer religion to […]

Recent highlight: ECB governance and accountability conference

On 28 January the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies hosted a conference which examined voting, supervision and transparency at the European Central Bank. Participant Ignazio Angeloni, advisor to the bank’s Executive Board, spoke to the EUI about the publication of meeting minutes and argued that immediate publication would be a source of problems. Read the […]

Alumni round-up

Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year. 1978 Edward Chaney (HEC 1978-1982), Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University, is a contributing author to the catalogue produced by the Jewish Museum Berlin for its retrospective ‘R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007): Obsessions’.  Chaney’s […]

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’.

RSCAS research assistant wins best paper award

The French Association for Energy Economics has awarded Arthur Henriot, research assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), first prize for Best Student Article in Energy Economics. Henriot received the award on 10 December, for his paper ‘Market design with centralised wind power management: handling low-predictability in intraday markets’. At the EUI, […]

In Memoriam – Albert Hirschman

Albert Hirschman, a celebrated economist who also spent time as a soldier, an interpreter and an insurgent, died on 10 December at the age of 97. He was presented with a EUI degree honoris causa in 2002. Hirschman’s early interest in economics took him from Berlin, where he was born on 7 April 1915, to […]