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The University of Luxembourg becomes a member of the Europaeum

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Publié le mardi, 21 novembre 2017

The University of Luxembourg has recently become a member of the Europaeum, an association of  a dozen of Europe’s leading universities, designed to serve as an ‘international university without walls’, in which future scholars and leaders of our new Europe will have an opportunity to share common learning and confront common concerns together.

The Europaeum, founded in 1992 by Oxford University, brings together students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences with a focus on contemporary European issues. It promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners by facilitating research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more. The Europaeum marked the 25th anniversary of its foundation in 2017, having worked with coming on to 5,000 Europaeum university students and more than 1,000 academics over the past 25 years in various workshops, summer schools, conferences, research and teaching projects. Its current members are Oxford University, the University of Leiden, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Charles University in Prague, Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Helsinki, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, the University of St Andrews and the University of Luxembourg.

During the last year, it has restructured and refocused and all member universities have agreed that the Europaeum should launch a new two-year Europaeum Scholars Programme and, growing out from this, a new alumni network of Europaeum Scholars. Applications are currently open for this innovative new doctoral training programme, which will start in January 2018.

Applicants must be doctoral students at a university that is a member of the Europaeum and must be studying for a doctorate that lies either in the humanities or the social sciences and whose work interacts with European Studies, broadly understood. They must also receive the support of their home University. The application deadline for University of Luxembourg candidates is 26th November 2017. An information session about the Europaeum Scholars Programme was held on Belval Campus yesterday and gave interested doctoral candidates the opportunity to learn more about this new programme from two of its architects, Dr Harmut Mayer and Dr Tracey Sowerby.