Creating Artisans of a New Humanity
Since 1992, the Nanovic Institute has led Notre Dame to Europe, and Europe to Notre Dame.
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, histories, and institutions that shape Europe. To pursue this mission, Nanovic 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.
By turning hearts and minds toward Europe, the Nanovic Institute seeks to create artisans of a new humanity.
Keough School of Global Affairs
The Nanovic Institute is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, advancing integral human development through research, policy, and practice.
Students Get Involved
Contributing to an emerging undergraduate curriculum in Global Affairs, the Nanovic Institute offers a Minor in European Studies (MES) and a new program of specialized courses within “Transnational European Studies.” Through Nanovic, students can also explore Europe outside the classroom, by learning its languages, pursuing independent research projects, and connecting to European communities of work and service.
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Laura Shannon Prize
One of the preeminent prizes in European studies, the Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.
Supporting Research and Scholarship
Through practical support and the fellowship of community, the Nanovic Institute provides an intellectual home for scholars across academic and career stages, and with deep expertise in history, theology, philosophy, political science, the fine arts, and many of the European languages and cultures.