The European Union Center of Excellence
Founded in 2012, the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is housed in the Center for European Studies (CES) in the College of Liberal Arts, and it partners closely with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Communication, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law.
Through CES, the EU Center of Excellence at UT promotes the study of Europe and the EU through research, teaching, and outreach. It also serves civic, nonprofit, and business associations with activities in the EU; academic leaders and institutions from the EU with collaborative agreements with UT; governmental and multilateral agencies dedicated to social and economic betterment in the EU; and the general public in Texas and the US whose world outlook includes the EU.
As part of the largest university in the state of Texas, the EU Center of Excellence at UT has a special responsibility to support continued international development and to educate students that can play a fundamental role in an international community in which the European Union is a critical player.