Sector of Employment - European University Institute

The European University Institute
About the EUI
The European University Institute (EUI) is an international organisation
set up in 1972 to provide advanced academic training in the social sciences
and to promote research at the highest level. 20 EU states are also current
member states of the EUI.
With an academic community of more than 1000 members from Europe
and beyond, the Institute espouses an integrated, multidisciplinary
approach to both teaching and research and transcends national academic
EUI Community
Full-time Researchers
(doctoral students)
Fellows and
Research Staff
Administrative Staff
EUI Campus
The campus of the European
University Institute is spread
over numerous historic
buildings in the hills between
Fiesole and Florence.
Badia Fiesolana
The Badia Fiesolana has been home to the EUI
since 1976. It is the ‘heart’ of the Institute, home to:
 Library
 Office of the President
 Max Weber Programme
 Department of Political and Social Science
 Academic Service
EUI Campus
Villa Salviati
Villa Schifanoia
Villa Salviati hosts the:
 Historical Archives of the European Union
 Office of the Secretary General
 EUI Administration
Villa Schifanoia houses:
 Department of Law
 Department of History and Civilization
 Academy of European Law
EUI Campus
Villa La Fonte
Villa San Paolo
Villa La Fonte, in San Domenico, will be the main
building of the:
 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
( as of January 2014)
Villa San Paolo, near Piazza delle Cure, is home
to the:
 Department of Economics
Three Pillars of the EUI
Pillar 1
Pillar 2
Pillar 3
The EUI’s four
departments of
Economics, History
and Civilization, Law
and Political and Social
Sciences offer doctoral
and post-doctoral
training and summer
schools. In addition,
Law and Economics
offer LLM and MA
degrees, respectively.
The Robert Schuman
Centre for Advanced
Studies promotes interdisciplinary and
comparative research on
major issues facing the
European integration
process and society. It
hosts large research
projects and offers
advanced training at
every level.
The EUI hosts the Max
Weber Programme, the
largest postdoctoral
training programme in
the Social and Human
Sciences in the world.
The Programme is
designed for junior
post- docs who want
to advance their
research and academic
Department of Economics
The Department of Economics
performs theoretical and applied
research on a wide range of
topics of special relevance for
European policy makers and
It provides its researchers with
course-based training in the areas
of economics and econometrics.
Department of Economics
Current departmental research themes
 Analysis of Labour Markets
 Health Economics
 Behavioral Economics
 Inequality and Social Insurance
 Business Cycle Analysis
 Information and Contracts
 Economics of Education
 International Macro
 Evolution and Design of Institutions
 Law and Economics
 Experimental Economics
 Measuring and Modeling Financial
 Financial Crisis
 Fiscal and Monetary Policy
 Gender Economics
 Growth Policies
 Monetary Economics
 Political Economy
 Time Series Econometrics and
Department of
History and Civilization
The Department of History and Civilization focuses primarily on
the history of Europe from the early modern period to the present.
The Department encourages comparative and transnational
approaches and promotes methodological diversity.
The HEC faculty is comprised of social historians, cultural and
intellectual historians, economic historians, and political
Department of
History and Civilization
Current departmental research themes
 The shaping of Modern Europe
 Intellectual History and the History of Science
 Power, Society, Ideology
 Imperial, Colonial and Global History
Department of Law
With a core focus on European Law, the Department is especially
interested in the impact of globalisation on European and national
legal systems and constitutional structures, and the interaction
between these legal systems. The Department’s work in areas such
as labour law, economic law, private law and administrative law
reveals both the mutual interdependence of national legal systems
and the emergence of transnational structures of governance.
The department has also long specialized in international law, with
research strands addressing human-rights protection, international
economic and environmental law, as well as competition, regulation
and governance at national, European and international levels.
Department of Law
Current departmental research themes
 The Europeanisation of law (especially private and economic law)
 The impact of constitutionalisation, enlargement and diversity on the law of the
European Union
 The impact of globalisation on international law, Human Rights and global
 Social, linguistic and cognitive theories of law
 Theories, processes and structures of interaction between legal systems
 Competition law
Department of
Political and Social Sciences
Rather than making rigid distinctions between
political science, sociology, international relations
and social and political theory, the Department of
SPS focuses on research themes, some of which
intersect the main social science disciplines.
There is, however, a concentration on politics and
society in Europe in its widest sense, including the
external relations of Europe and comparative
studies of European and non-European countries.
Department of
Political and Social Sciences
Current departmental research themes
 Transformation of Government and Democracy
 Social Change in Europe and its Implications for Society,
Politics & Public Policy
 Comparative Study of Public Policy
 Political and Social Structures and Behaviour
 International Relations and Security
 Social and Political Theory
Robert Schuman Centre
for Advanced Studies
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced
Studies (RSCAS) is devoted to inter-disciplinary,
comparative, and policy research on the major
issues regarding the European integration process.
Research at the RSCAS is organised around core
themes, each with its own research programmes
and projects.
Robert Schuman Centre
for Advanced Studies
Current research themes
 European Institutions, Governance and Democracy
 Migration
 Economic and Monetary Policy
 Global Governance
 Energy Policy and Climate Policy
 Competition Policy and Market Regulation
 International and Transnational Relations of the EU
Max Weber Programme
for Postdoctoral Studies
The Max Weber Programme (MWP) is a
postdoctoral training programme in the Social
and Human Sciences.
Max Weber Fellows are affiliated with one of the
four EUI departments and are offered training and
mentorship in developing professional skills such
as teaching, academic writing and publishing and
job market presentation.
Max Weber Programme
for Postdoctoral Studies
Principle activities include
 Multidisciplinary Research Workshops
 Academic Practice Activities
 Academic Communications Skills
 Lectures and Conferences
EUI Library
Research at the Institute is supported by a
first class Library in the Social Sciences, and
a team of experienced librarians and
information specialists.
The collections include journals, monographs,
electronic resources, databases, microforms,
CD-ROMs in law, economics, history and
civilization, and political and social sciences,
with a special focus on Europe. Most of the
Library’s holdings are on open shelving.
The Library has the status of European
Documentation Centre, an official depository
of EU publications and documents.
 2,000 printed journals
 More than 13,000 full
text e-journals
 Over 500,000 volumes;
over 435,000 e-books
 Numerous databases
and networked
Historical Archives
of the European Union
The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU)
is a research centre dedicated to the archival preservation
and study of European integration.
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The HAEU is the official archives for the historical
documents of the Institutions of the European Union,
and is home to more than 150 private archival deposits
from eminent European politicians, movements and
associations as well as a collection of documents relating
to European integration from National Archives and
Ministries of Foreign Affairs Archives.
Why Choose the EUI
A proven record of excellence with 40 years of experience focusing
exclusively on doctoral and post-doctoral studies and research.
A welcoming, small, selective and supportive intellectual community
where you become part of the academic life the moment you arrive.
Home to a world-class research library, the Historical Archives
of the European Union and many other facilities.
Why Choose the EUI
One of the world’s largest doctoral and postdoctoral programmes
in the social sciences, with an international research community of
over 1,000 scholars from more than 60 countries.
Fully-funded PhD research programmes (145 grant offers for 201314) with first-rate faculty supervision.
High completion and placement rates, with graduates enjoying
excellent career prospects in academia, international organizations,
the public and private sectors and NGOs.
Why Choose the EUI
A vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment at the hub of
numerous global research networks.
Joint exchange programmes with major European and
North American universities and funding opportunities
for research missions abroad.
Setting the global standard for doctoral studies.
Doctoral Programmes
The EUI offers a highly-structured doctoral programme in its four departments
 Doctoral education at the EUI is not limited to writing a dissertation. It focuses on
developing comprehensive academic literacy and skills.
 While each department determines its specific programme, the early part of one’s studies
generally are focused on course work, methodological training, and research design.
 Second and third year researchers concentrate on developing their dissertations, which
may include fieldwork, data collection, statistical analysis, time away on departmentallyfunded research missions and writing.
 The last year is dedicated to finishing and defending the thesis; some researchers take
advantage of professional or university internships and teaching opportunities.
 Each programme is structured in a way that researchers have many opportunities to
present their work to faculty and peers for feed-back over the course of their degree.
PhD Supervision
 The EUI prides itself on its high-quality
PhD supervision.
 Faculty/researcher ratios are kept low,
with professors supervising on average
around 8 researchers at a time.
 Regular supervisions assessment surveys
report very high satisfaction, and in
2012-2013, 89% of respondents*
declared EUI thesis supervision to be
good or very good.
*The latest supervision assessment survey on the year 2012-2013 conducted on 548 researchers had a return
rate of 85 %.
EUI Alumni
EUI Alumni are
prepared for careers not
only in academia, but
also in national and
European governments
and institutions, and in
 EUI alumni occupy distinguished positions in top
European and American universities and research centres
including, among others, Sciences Po, the University of
Cambridge, Oxford University, and Princeton University.
 Other EUI graduates lead important careers in institutions
such as the European Central Bank, the European
Commission, the European Parliament, and the
International Monetary Fund.
 Finally, the EUI is honoured to have alumni who hold or
have held high positions in national governments across
Career Placement of EUI Doctors
Sector of Employment
Academic Institution
Private Organisation
Government Institution
EU Institution
International Organisation
Non-Governmental Organisation
Think Tank
*Results are based on the feedback received from 888 respondents of the 2013 EUI Alumni survey.
Application Schedule
for the Doctoral Programme
30 October
31 January
First week
of April
Opening of
Deadline for
Processing of
Decisions about
End of
Introduction and
opening of
academic year
Admission and
Language Requirements
EUI candidates must meet the minimum degree requirements set
by the national grant authorities by the beginning of the academic
year for which they are applying.
Further information at:
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European
Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Candidates must submit an English international language certificate (e.g. TOEFL,
IELTS, Cambridge Proficiency, Cambridge Advanced)
English native speakers, or those with a degree from a university programme taught
in English who have written a thesis in English in that programme, are exempt from
submitting a certificate of English proficiency.
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