About Us

Founded in 1998, the UBC Institute for European Studies seeks to advance the study and understanding of European politics, economy, and societies. The Institute embodies the collective work of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and visiting scholars across the Social Sciences and Humanities. Through its speaker series, research colloquia, and conferences, the Institute provides a collegial and stimulating space for discussions of European current affairs and scholarship. The Institute is also home to the EU Study Tour which provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to visit Europe and meet with representatives of the major institutions of the European Union.

In 2021 the UBC Institute for European Studies became the UBC Centre for European Studies. We are currently in transition, but please feel free to contact me with any questions until we are up and running again.

Katherine Bowers, CES Director

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