The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union (EU).  Operationally, the center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University.

All Boston University faculty involved in the study of Europe through research or teaching, regardless of the school or college in which their appointments are based, are welcome to affiliate with the Center for the Study of Europe.

Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and the Council for European Studies.

News, Events & Opportunities

  • Yale Undergraduate Policy Competition – October 13th and 14th

    The Yale Undergraduate International Policy Competition (IPC) is a brand-new competition model combining the realism of a case-competition, the team-driven style of a Hackathon, and the international affairs content of Model United Nations. For undergraduate students excited for a chance to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions and have their... [ More ]

  • Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe’s Dublin Office – Programmes

    Strategically based, The Leuven Institute draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and the wider European Union to produce bespoke residential programmes and events, at its campus in the historic Irish College in Leuven, for higher education authorities, business organisations, commercial entities, the public sector and the voluntary community on... [ More ]

  • Call for Initiative on Cities Doctoral Research Fellowship Applicants

    The Initiative on Cities is seeking a talented BU doctoral student to assist with research activities in our office. You will be working directly with our staff and affiliated faculty to produce nontechnical reports and white papers for publication by the Initiative, support survey work with public officials, conduct literature... [ More ]

  • Call for Applications for Université de Genève PhD Summer School in Switzerland.

    This second edition of the Summer School will see the GEM-STONES Doctoral fellows, along with selected external PhD students, gather at the Global Studies Insitute of Université de Geneva for a week of lectures and PhD workshops focusing on "Institutional Proliferation and EU External Action" between 2nd - 6th July 2018. Please also... [ More ]