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European Studies

  1. 1. Welcome to: European Studies30/03/12 1
  2. 2. European Studies: is about Europe 50 countries 30/03/12 2
  3. 3. European Studies is about the European Union 1957: 6 founding states 2011: 27 member states 30/03/12 3
  4. 4. What is the focus of European Studies? Not only about  Institutions, bureaucracy and treaties But as well about  Changes, transformations and challenges in the 21st century And  Ways to cope with these challenges 30/03/12 4
  5. 5. The Actual Challenge: the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis 30/03/12 5
  6. 6. European Challenges (the Lisboncouncil – Thinktank for the 21st century) How to combine competition and  How to integrate 27 different a Social Market Economy? member states, histories and How to organize Social cultures? Inclusion?  How to govern a European How to cope with globalization? society with different national How to stimulate and apply and regional backgrounds and cultures? technological innovation? How to increase political  How to cope with modern cross border themes like population participation and active ageing, migration and climate citizenship? change? 30/03/12 6
  7. 7. Globalisation 30/03/12 7
  8. 8. Climate Change 30/03/12 8
  9. 9. Demographic Shifts EU: Population Growth 30/03/12 9
  10. 10. Demographic Shifts  Changing Age Pyramids Changing Age Pyramids 30/03/12 10
  11. 11. Demographic Shifts Europe is a continent of ongoing migration 30/03/12 11
  12. 12. Cultural Diversity 30/03/12 12
  13. 13. What is European Studies? Conclusion All those changes and transformations within Europe are a challenge for both  European Policy Professionals, and  European Scientific Researchers European Studies in Twente offers a program that enables students to become a European professional or researcher 30/03/12 13
  14. 14. How should we study Europe? Multi-disciplinary approach European Studies 30/03/12 14
  15. 15. European Studies in Twente Multi-disciplinary Approach:  A look at complex issues from the perspectives of Law, Political Science, Economics and Sociology Strong international orientation:  English-speaking education, cooperating with foreign students and opportunities in foreign countries, international staff, international networks and researchprograms Applied: theory in practice 30/03/12 15
  16. 16. Structure of European Studies 30/03/12 16
  17. 17. Three Central Themes The Governance of Europe European Integration Europe and the World: Globalisation 30/03/12 17
  18. 18. 1st year: Introduction The disciplines  Law  Economics  Political Science  Sociology Europe and the EU  the European Union Institutions  European Integration: four windows  EU policy analysis Research methods and skills 30/03/12 18
  19. 19. 1st year: Overview coursesQuarter 1: Quarter 2: The institutional development of the EU  European economic integration Introduction to economics  Introduction to sociology Introduction to research methodology  Introduction to political scienceQuarter 3: Quarter 4: Introduction to law  Project 1: Introduction to policy analysis European social integration  European political integration Quantitative research skills  European legal integration 30/03/12 19
  20. 20. 2nd year: Governance in Context Governance of Europe: four windows  Democracy (political science)  Social policies (sociology)  Regulation (law)  European market (economy) Governance in Context  History,Technology,Science  Relations between EU and the world  Roles of international organizations?  (UN, WTO, NATO)  Global Problems 30/03/12 20
  21. 21. 2nd year: Overview Courses Quarter 1 and 2:• A History of Europe: Science and Technology• Democratic Dilemmas of European Governance• European Economic Governance• European Legal Governance• Governance of European Social Policies• Project 2: International Negotiations Quarter 3 and 4:• EU External Economic Relations• EU External Political Relations• EU External Legal Relations• Global Social Problems• Methodology of Evaluation & Design• Project 3: Policy Design in the EU context 30/03/12 21
  22. 22. 3rd year: SpecializationQuarter 1 and 2:•Project 4: Regional innovation in Europe•Methodology and research design•Minor / Programme at a foreign universityQuarter 3 and 4:•Two optional courses (Higher Education policy, Safety policy orImmigrant Integration policy)•Research proposal Bachelor Thesis•Bachelor Thesis - graduation 30/03/12 22
  23. 23. MinorValue of 20 EC (or 25 EC) Broader: Deeper: • History • Business administration • Psychology • Sustainable development • Music • International management An individual minor: Study at a foreign university! 30/03/12 23
  24. 24. Bachelor Thesis Conclusion of bachelor European Studies Embedded research Under guidance of lecturers After conclusion: Bachelor diploma Examples: • “The external dimension of the EU’s immigration policy & Morocco’s capacity to manage migration.” • “Do Germany’s Global Players Liberalize? The European Works Councils of Volkswagen and Daimler. A case-study.” • “- Minority Protection in Europe – To what extent are Minority Rights in Europe protected by relevant international institutions?” 30/03/12 24
  25. 25. Master European Studies Deepening of bachelor’s programme Choice one-year or 1,5-year programme Study trip EU 1,5 year: partnership between UT and Westfälische Universität Münster 1,5 year: Dutch-German diploma 30/03/12 25
  26. 26. Master European Studies Governance Module or Regulation Module Common Courses / Tasks  European Institutions  European Law  European Economic Policy  Master Class ES Methodology  Master Thesis 30/03/12 26
  27. 27. Master European Studies Governance Module Courses  European Social Policies  International Relations  Multi-level Policy Process in the EU Regulation Module Courses  Theories of Regulation  European Regulatory Governance  Current Topics in Regulation (or elective)  2011-12: The Financial Crisis 30/03/12 27
  28. 28. Master European Studies Excursion to Paris/Brussels/Den Haag (1 week) Paris:  OECD, UNESCO, European Securities and Markets Authority, EU Institute for Strategic Studies Brussels:  Policy experts from European Commission, Parliament, EU Executive Agencies, think tanks Den Haag  International Criminal Tribunal on Former Yugoslavia, Europol 30/03/12 28
  29. 29. Your career with European Studies Professional career Government  European institutions (e.g. civil servant at the European Commission)  National ministries (e.g. desk officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)  Provinces or municipalities (e.g. head of department for European subsidies) Interest groups and civil society  (e.g. Greenpeace office Brussels, representation of BMW in Brussels) Private sector  Public affairs department of multinational companies  Consultancy 30/03/12 29
  30. 30. Your career with European Studies Research/scientific career Research departments in governmental or private organisations  (e.g. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin, Ireland) Universities  (e.g. The European University in Florence, Italy) 30/03/12 30
  31. 31. Study Environment Small-scale: working in small groups Current Research (even possible to contribute yourself) Modern learning methods New building and… unique Campus! 30/03/12 31
  32. 32. Types of Education 30/03/12 32
  33. 33. New forms of educationNotebooks New forms of education are possible  E.g. Search for information during a lecture  E.g. Switch between lecture, work group session and tutorial in one session Since 2009/2010 on all freshmen need a notebook 30/03/12 33
  34. 34. Notebook Service CentreThe UT selects two appropriate notebooks (low budgetand high end) •Interest-free loan •Quick repair and service via NSC •Great variety of software offers •Insurance, 5 years additional soft- and hardware •Take into account the technical requirements if you buy a notebook yourself! 30/03/12 34
  35. 35. Study Association Sirius European Studies, Public Administration, Health Sciences (700 members)Education: Leisure: Enrichment:- Booksale with discount - Monthly drinks - Excursions - Parties - Workshops- Support with complaints - Active Member Weekend - Debates- First Aid With Exams - Introduction camp - Study tour - Parentsday - Lectures - Sirius Sigths 30/03/12 35
  36. 36. ‘Seikatsu’ Study Tour 2012  Three week study tour to Japan (Tokyo/Kyoto) with ageing as the main research topic;  Easy opportunity to go abroad with a group of motivated fellow students;  Company visits to 22 organizations among which: Kyoto Prefecture, Yakult International, the Tokyo Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Mizuho National Bank.  Cultural visits to several temples, castles, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many more. 30/03/12 36
  37. 37. When can you study European studiesDutch students: Natuur en Techniek Natuur en Gezondheid Economie en Maatschappij Cultuur en Maatschappij 30/03/12 37
  38. 38. Binding Study Advice (BSA)  When you start in September 2012 with a Bachelor programme at the UT you have to deal with the Binding Study Advice (BSA)  The BSA’s primary objective is to get students quickly at the right place  A BSA means that at the end of the first year at least 45 EC of the 60 EC must be obtained.  An exception can be made when there are specific personal circumstances Read more about student counselling on
  39. 39. Want to know more? Apply for a special day on which you can accompany a European Studies student! Website: Extra info: Facebook:  look for: European Studies (University of Twente) E-mail: Appliance at Studielink: ‘Bestuurskunde’ (Course code 56627) 30/03/12 39
  40. 40. Bedankt!Veel plezier ensucces met je studiekeuze!
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