14 March 2018

Partnership with the European University Institute

The Graduate Institute has signed a strategic collaboration with the European University Institute (EUI), an international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research established by European states in Florence.

As part of the agreement, workshops and conferences on topics such as governance and migration will be organised in Geneva and Florence, and professors will be encouraged to elaborate joint research projects. The partners will also fund a two-year postdoctoral fellowship programme aimed at post-doctoral candidates who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, but who do not hold a tenured or a tenure-track position in a university, to strengthen their academic portfolio. Candidates must apply to the Max Weber Fellowship Programme at the EUI. They will spend their first year in Florence and the selected candidate will then spend one year at the Graduate Institute.

The collaboration reflects the two institutions’ many common features (disciplines, research thematics, etc) and long history of informal links. A distinctly international institution, the EUI hosts a community of more than 1000 scholars (doctoral school) from over 60 countries, based in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.