European University Centre
The European University Centre is a historical institute for European Studies part of Nancy 2 University. It was created in 1950 and it celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2000. For its 60th Anniversary in 2010, it also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Alumni CEU (French: Association des anciens du CEU, Spanish: Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del CEU), which has become the main engine of this institute.
Nancy is very well served by the high-speed train line "TGV East Europe", which connects the city to Paris in 1.5 hours and to Strasbourg in 1 hour. In addition, since the city and its area have 40,000 university students from over 260,000 people, Nancy is the 5th largest university town in France.
The European Centre was established in 1950 with a clear objective by leading academics and with the support of politicians. To receive students throughout the continent, but especially those of Europe on the other side of the Curtain Steel, in the heart of Europe was aimed. Later, the European Communities became what we call today as the European Union, and the European Centre became an institution of high reputation. Nowadays, the institute offers specialised education on European issues: European Union law, Financial Management, Strategic Communication, Local Communities and Law of European Union Jurisdictions.
Courses and seminars are offered by professors from both French and foreign universities, senior officials of the European Union and the Council of Europe, and professionals with expertise in law, management, economics and communications. In addition to this, the European Centre has an official European Information Office called Centre for European Documentation (French: Centre de documentation europeénne (CDE), Spanish: Centro de documentación europea).
Since its inception, the European Centre has welcomed around 3,500 students from more than 100 different nationalities. Each year, half of them are from France and the other half come from other countries both from Europe and the world beyond. This international mission has allowed the institute to hold commissioners, ministers, economists, communicators, lawyers, administrators and professors from all of Europe.
References or sources
- "The European University Centre celebrated its 10 years of history" (in French). www.persee.fr. 26 August 2010.
- "Education at the European University Centre." (in French). nancy université. 26 August 2010.