About the Institute

The Europainstitut / Institute for European Global Studies, founded in 1993, is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Basel directly subordinated to the Rectorate. In its research and teaching, the Institute focuses on the relationship between Switzerland and Europe in a global context, thereby addressing a key issue of the 21st century.

With staff members from three different faculties of the University of Basel, representing four academic disciplines, the Institute for European Global Studies offers a timely and innovative academic education with an interdisciplinary focus and a commitment to collaborative forms of research and learning. The Institute for European Global Studies unites expertise in the fields of politics, economics, philosophy, history and law in order to analyze Europe’s challenges, problems and opportunities in the context of a globally interconnected world. Research and teaching are closely interlinked in interdisciplinary master and doctoral degree courses. Students benefit from the lively exchange of ideas on groundbreaking topics discussed in dialogue with academics, teaching staff and the public.

In its research and teaching, the Institute for European Global Studies is part of the focal area European and Global Studies of the University of Basel.

The Institute: Bringing Together Three Faculties

Professoren der drei Fakultäten

Professors from three faculties teach and conduct research at the Institute for European Global Studies. The photo of the "Dies Academicus 2023" shows the colors of the faculties: Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder's yellow sash stands for the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The red on Prof. Dr. Christa Tobler's robe represents the Faculty of Law. Prof. Dr. Corey Ross wears the blue sash of the Faculty of Humanities.