As part of both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, our mission is to facilitate the interdisciplinary study of Europe in a global, transnational framework by linking the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. We also serve as a vehicle for enhancing professional fields of study such as Business, Law, Public Policy, and Informatics.
The Institute pursues this mission through a variety of curricular, programming, and outreach activities. Drawing on courses from across the university, we offer an undergraduate minor and a certificate in European Studies, as well as an undergraduate minor in European Union Studies. At the graduate level, we offer an M.A. degree in European Studies, as well as dual degree programs with the Schools of Business, Public and Environmental Affairs, Law, Informatics, and Public Health, and a Ph.D. minor in European Studies. The great advantage of our degrees is their flexibility, allowing students to tailor a program of study to meet their individual needs.
EURO also benefits from the exceptional breadth and quality of foreign-language instruction offered at Indiana University. Students have the opportunity to study over two dozen European languages at IU as part of their degree.
We offer a wide variety of programming, which takes the form of round tables, lectures, film series, symposia, and workshops. Our programming strives to bring together students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners from IU and beyond to engage in dialogue about the past, present, and future of Europe and its institutions.
Highlights of our recent programming include: a series of lectures focused on Islam in Europe, presented in collaboration with the Islamic Studies Center; a series of roundtables exploring the political, legal, and economic complexities of Brexit; and a wide variety of lectures throughout the year exploring different aspects of European history, politics and culture that are all free and open to the public. We also annually play host to the Midwest Model European Union, an EU simulation held on campus each spring that draws undergraduate participants from universities across the country.