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The Institute for European Studies (IES) advances scholarship and teaching by placing Europe in a global context and contributing to the training of a new generation of global citizens. IES is part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Art shop in Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art shop in Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Migration Paths

We pursue an understanding of multifaceted Europe’s contemporary relevance, as well as its historical trajectory in shaping, disseminating, and translating languages, ideas, images, policies, technologies, objects, information, food, and music.

IES was among the first major university institutes to combine Eastern and Western European studies. Today we update this perspective by examining European countries as places of arrival and departure in multiple migration paths. This perspective critically acknowledges Europe’s role in the history of both modernization and colonization of countries around the world, as well as its character as an immigrant continent.

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