koehler_jimDirector A. James McAdams greeting Horst Koehler, the former president of Germany

“The idea of a program that could grow, evolve, and have an impact on the lives of students appealed to me.”
- Bob Nanovic

The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe today.

To pursue its mission, the Institute works to promote European studies at Notre Dame, transform its undergraduates, professionalize its graduate students, foster its interdisciplinary faculty research, and build its international network.

The Institute is led by a Directorstaff, a faculty committee, and an Advisory Board. Over 150 faculty from across the university affiliate with the Institute as Faculty Fellows, along with a growing list of visiting scholars. TThe Institute collaborates frequently with other centers, institutes, and schools at Notre Dame, and serves to connect Notre Dame to other European universities, such as those in our Catholic University Partnership.

Playing a key role over the course of its history in the internationalization of Notre Dame, the Institute sponsors the scholarly and professional work of over one hundred undergraduates and graduate students every year. See our annual reports for more information.

Alumni, friends, and colleagues of the Institute can be found in every corner of Europe.

The Institute welcomes your support