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Collateral damage: The EUI, Brexit and institutional logics

Let me put my hands up on this one right at the start: I’m writing about this because it’s a more familiar case to me than many others. I know and work with several people at the European University Institute, even though I’ve not had any formal link with the place. For those unfamiliar with […]

The Idea of Europe: Out of print in the United Kingdom?

Last month a group of thirty European thinkers published a manifesto in several British newspapers calling for the urgent need to defend “the idea of Europe” against the rising populism sweeping the continent. Clicking through from the Guardian article to the manifesto itself, it struck me forcibly how little it will resonate with a British […]

How to Publish and Promote Your Research | Insights fr [...]

The 2018 edition of the UACES Doctoral Training Academy gathered fifty postgraduate students and Early-Career Researchers (ECRs) from all over the world at Aston University, Birmingham, on the 24th of November 2018. Olga Litvyak reports on the mix of roundtable discussions, talks and workshops devoted to navigating the world of academic publishing. After a welcome […]

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Why do so many British Politicians get the EU so wrong?

Christoph Meyer |

So here we are. In little more than one month, Britain is due to crash out of the EU without an agreement as the single outcome a strong majority MPs abhor because of the damage it would do to jobs, tax receipts and relations to European and international partners. The agreement actually negotiated by the […]

Communicating Europe: Who Speaks, and Why?

communicatingeurope |

What is Communicating Europe? Communicating Europe really started as an idea, or rather a reflection, after watching the BBC Great Debate in June 2016 between representatives of different UK-based political parties regarding whether to leave the EU, or to stay inside and make it stronger.  The reflection I had at the time was that, for […]

Paths of Baltic States’ public research funding 1989–2010: Between institutional heritage and internationalization

Europe of Knowledge |

Teele Tõnismann In my paper “Paths of Baltic States’ public research funding 1989–2010: Between institutional heritage and internationalization” (Tõnismann, 2018) I analyse transformations in public research funding of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The paper is part of my PhD thesis where the topic is further explored with the example of research funding […]

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Climate change: European countries must work together

Jon Danzig |

Britain may be an island, but we are part of a continent and a planet. And it’s only by countries working closely together that urgent issues such as climate change can be effectively tackled. What’s the alternative? That Britain retreats into an island mentality, thinking we can go it alone as if we were the […]

Collateral damage: The EUI, Brexit and institutional logics

PoliticsatSurrey, Simon Usherwood |

Let me put my hands up on this one right at the start: I’m writing about this because it’s a more familiar case to me than many others. I know and work with several people at the European University Institute, even though I’ve not had any formal link with the place. For those unfamiliar with […]

Aspect Consulting leaving EU is embarrassing !!

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I get politico.EU in my inbox, their claim to be the best source of political news isn’t exaggerated. One of the news shared was that the Aspect Consulting that has been working for EU has changed course and will now work for countries like Congo, Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt etc. One of the goals of the […]

The Idea of Europe: Out of print in the United Kingdom?

Alex Klaushofer | | 1 comment

Last month a group of thirty European thinkers published a manifesto in several British newspapers calling for the urgent need to defend “the idea of Europe” against the rising populism sweeping the continent. Clicking through from the Guardian article to the manifesto itself, it struck me forcibly how little it will resonate with a British […]

How to Publish and Promote Your Research | Insights from the #UACESdta

Crossroads Europe |

The 2018 edition of the UACES Doctoral Training Academy gathered fifty postgraduate students and Early-Career Researchers (ECRs) from all over the world at Aston University, Birmingham, on the 24th of November 2018. Olga Litvyak reports on the mix of roundtable discussions, talks and workshops devoted to navigating the world of academic publishing. After a welcome […]

Breaking points

PoliticsatSurrey, Simon Usherwood |

I’ll freely admit that one of the most perplexing aspects of Brexit has been the amount of time spent sitting around, waiting for someone to do something, even though there’s been severe time pressure from the start. Of course, when it does kick off, I also grumble about not having any breathing space, so maybe […]

Brexit makes us look stupid

Jon Danzig |

Across Europe, across the world, they’re getting mightily fed up and cheesed-off with Britain. Nobody knows what we want. Almost three years after the referendum, nobody has a clue what Brexit really means. They used to look up to Britain. They used to regard us as a stabilising influence. We provided balance, maturity, rationality. No […]

Exploring the relationship between institutional and professional autonomy: a comparative study between Portugal and Finland

Europe of Knowledge |

Teresa Carvalho and Sara Diogo Autonomy has been at the core of the University since its creation, in the Middle Ages, and it has always been greatly cherished by academics. Nevertheless, autonomy has been constantly redefined over time, contextually and politically, as the influence of the State (and even the Church) in higher education systems […]

Reform und Finanzierung der Vereinten Nationen – Zum 80. Geburtstag von Klaus Hüfner

Ronny Patz |

Am vergangenen Dienstag (22. Januar 2019) war ich in Berlin, auf der DGVN-Veranstaltung “UNbezahlbar! Reform und Finanzierung der Vereinten Nationen in bewegten Zeiten” zu Ehren des 80. Geburtstags von Klaus Hüfner. Klaus Hüfner ist seit Jahrzehnten mit Abstand der wichtigste Experte zum Thema UN-Finanzen in Deutschland, und die Veranstaltung war – dieser Expertise angemessen – […]

Brexit: A valid comment on BBC Question Time

Jon Danzig |

On BBC Question Time, a member of the audience in Winchester made a particularly pertinent point: The 52%-48% referendum result wouldn’t even be sufficient to change the constitution of your local golf club. (Article continues after 30-second video) And it’s true. In most democratic clubs and institutions, a result of 52% to 48% wouldn’t be enough […]

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