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European University Institute (EUI)


Since its founding in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the European University Institute (EUI) has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus. 


The four departments – Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences – host scholars from more than 60 countries, studying for the Institution’s doctorate or the one-year master in law. 


  • EUI’s research programmes and projects produce cutting-edge work in a wide range of fields and disciplines. Research activities at the EUI cover projects, seminars, workshops, conferences and summer schools that enhance intellectual discourse and debate.
  • EUI members and their projects address many of the major challenges that face Europe and the world, and their objectives are to lead the international agenda across the EUI’s disciplinary spectrum and through interdisciplinary initiatives. 
  • EUI’s world-leading academics and researchers develop the Institute’s existing strengths and new lines of intellectual enquiry. The EUI encourages its academic community to reach their full potential in research, enhancing their career development with clear performance standards and high-quality support.


  • The European University Institute (EUI) is situated on the hills of Fiesole, overlooking Florence, Italy. It is a challenging and rewarding workplace for more than 1000 people, hailing from more than 60 countries across the globe. The Institute hosts around 550 Ph.D. researchers, more than 125 postdoctoral and senior fellows, around 80 professors, research staff of around 135 and administrative staff of almost 220 members.
  • The EUI’s distinctly international environment provides exceptional opportunities for academics and researchers across disciplines and borders.

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Student services

The EUI - European University Institute Counselling Service offers you a professional, secure and friendly space where you can talk about whatever is worrying you, with total respect for your values, choices and lifestyle.

Housing services

The EUI owns and manages 71 apartments located near the Institute. The EUI Housing Office organizes the allocation of the EUI residential apartments (PAB and PDM) and provides, through FHS (Florence Housing Service), selected following a call for expression of interest, assistance to all members of the EUI Community in finding long and short term accommodation on the private market in and around Florence. 

Library services

More than forty years of investment in collections, services and infrastructure, have resulted in an internationally recognised social science research library, valued for its multi-national character and the high quality of its collections with a special emphasis on Europe. 

ICT services

The primary aim of the Information and Communication Technology Service (ICT) is to support the European University Institute (EUI) and its community in pursuing teaching and research at the highest university level.

Campus life

  • The European University Institute is seated on the Tuscan hillside overlooking Florence and close to Fiesole.
  • Many of the villas date from the Renaissance period and have been restored along with their landscaped gardens. Newly-built residencies for researchers are a welcome addition to the EUI campus.

Sports facilities

  • The EUI Gym can be reached by following the road down the hill from the Badia car parks to Via Roccettini. It is a small white building on the left with an adjacent basketball court.
  • EUI members wishing to access the gym must attend a compulsory induction course. Everyone is welcome to register.

Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

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