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The Europaeum
Formation 1992
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Dr Paul Flather
Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

The Europaeum is an organisation of ten leading European universities. It was conceived of in 1990–1991 by Lord Weidenfeld and Sir Ronnie Grierson to support the ‘advancement of education through the encouragement of European studies in the University of Oxford and other European institutions of higher education having links with Oxford’; for ‘the movement of academic staff and students between these institutions’; and for ‘the study of the languages, history, cultures and professions of the people of Europe’. Europaeum programmes include research projects, annual conferences and graduate summer schools, lectures, joint teaching programmes, public debates, staff mobility schemes, linked scholarship schemes, and a developing knowledge platform.

Joint MA Programmes[edit]

The Europaeum organises two Joint MA Programmes, the MA European History and Civilization and the Europaeum Václav Havel Masters Programme (EMAP). Partner universities of the one-year degree MA European History and Civilisation are the Leiden University, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Oxford. Participating students will visit each of these universities for one trimester.

The Europaeum Václav Havel Masters Programme, named after Václav Havel, the late Czech dissident and President, is a two-years Masters Programme in European Society and Politics. This programme is organized by the Leiden University, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Charles University in Prague.

Scholarship Schemes[edit]

Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

The Jenkins Scholarship Scheme honours the lifelong achievements of Roy Jenkins, the former President of the European Commission (1976-1981) and Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1987-2003). The Roy Jenkins Memorial Fund was set up in 2003-4, to create scholarships to bring students from the countries of the European Union to study at the University of Oxford, and to support Oxford students going onto further study in Europe. Awards are c £13,600 per annum, usually for one year. Jenkins Scholars will be eligible to study at Oxford for a Masters degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, the disciplines closest to Lord Jenkins’ own political and literary interests. Applicants may be submitted from the University partners within the Europaeum.

Oxford-Geneva Bursary

The Europaeum organises study bursaries - one to support an Oxford graduate to pursue a short study programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and one to support a Graduate Institute student to study at Oxford. Appropriate programmes of study can include periods of specialist library or archive work; supervisions with desired tutors; taught programmes including specialist summer schools, or field work, including work with organisations based in and around Geneva or Oxford.


Member universities
Country University
 Italy University of Bologna
 Czech Republic Charles University in Prague
 Finland University of Helsinki
 France University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
 Netherlands Leiden University
 Poland Jagiellonian University
 Spain Complutense University of Madrid
 Spain Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
  Switzerland Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
 United Kingdom University of Oxford
 Portugal Associate member: Institute of Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon

See also[edit]

  • Anne Dreydel, who initially twinned the Universities of Oxford and Bonn

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