The Europaeum is an organisation of ten leading Europeanuniversities. 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’. The Europaeum runs one joint MA Programme in European History and Civilization. Partner universities in this programme are the University of Leiden, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Oxford. The Europaeum also organises summerschools and conferences. Europaeum Visiting Professors teach at partner institutions.