The Nanovic Institute promotes and supports research on a broad range of issues relating to the social, cultural, political, economic, and religious dynamics of Europe. The Institute is particularly interested in research that has implications for contemporary debates about European unification and division, though the concept of unification is not restricted to any particular period. The Institute promotes interdisciplinary projects that transcend a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about Europe as a whole.
As part of Notre Dame's new Keough School of Global Affairs, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies now offers a rich set of opportunities (and coursework) for undergraduate students interested in Europe in a global context.
Undergraduate Concentration in "Transnational European Studies"
Contributing to an emerging undergraduate curriculum in Global Affairs (scheduled to begin in fall 2019), the Nanovic Institute and its faculty fellows are developing a new curriculum of specialized courses focused on Europe in a global perspective. Students can find these courses in Class Search under the Subject "European Studies" (EURO).
Minor in European Studies
The Nanovic Institute continues to offer a Minor in European Studies (MES) which comprises four courses and a required capstone essay. The MES program at Nanovic is a great way for you to interact with the best faculty in European Studies and develop an international perspective.
Learning is not just for the classroom. Through the Nanovic Institute, you can explore Europe, learn its languages, pursue your own research projects, and connect to European communities of work and service. We have competitive grant opportunities for every stage of your undergraduate career.
An Intellectual Community
Located in Nanovic Hall, the Nanovic Institute prides itself in bringing the best of Europe to campus. Gain access to visiting politicians, learn from a diverse group of visiting scholars, be inspired by European artists, and immerse yourself in European cultural activities. Most of all, connect to faculty passionate about European affairs!
We are easy to find. Come visit us! For questions about any of our academic or curricular offerings, please feel free to reach out to:
Heather Stanfiel, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Office: 1060 Nanovic Hall