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Organisation, councils and co-operation

Centre for European Studies (CES) has a long experience of working with interdisciplinary European Studies. The teachers represents no less than nine different academic disciplines that together form the basis for the subject of European Studies.

Organisation

Within CES nine different academic disciplines from three Faculties at the University of Gothenburg are working together. The centre is hosted by the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Science. This is where the Management Team and the Study administration belong. The co-director of studies is always representing another Faculty.

Director of Studies
Linda Berg, Department of Political Science.
Read more about Linda Berg here.

Co-Director of Studies
Mats Andrén, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion.
Read more about Mats Andrén here.

 

Co-operation

  • Economic History – Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business Economics and Law.
  • Business Administration – Department of Business Administration the School of Business Economics and Law.
  • History – Department of Historical Studies at at the Faculty of Humanities.
  • History of Ideas – Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Law – Department of Law at the School of Business Economics and Law.
  • Human Geography – Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business Economics and Law.
  • Economics – Department of Economics at the School of Business Economics and Law.
  • Sociology– Department of Sociology and Work Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Political Science– Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Councils to assure educational quality

Centre for European Research (CERGU)

CES cooperates closely with the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU). The teaching is therefore always connected to current international research within the field. CES and CERGU together make up a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, which is awarded to complete academic environments with excellence in both teaching and research in the field of European Studies.

Europakunskapskollegiet

The ”Europakunskapskollegiet” was created in 2014. This group consists of one teacher from each of the disciplines, and is tasked with, among other things, continuing an on-going discussion on the meaning and content of European Studies as a discipline. The group also makes up the core of the group of teachers who assess bachelor and master level theses.

Council members 2021:

  • Lisbeth Aggestam, Political Science.
  • Heather C. Fors, Economics.
  • Christoph Haug, Sociology.
  • Lars Nyström, History.
  • Ann Ighe, Economic History.
  • Anders Larsson, Human Geography.
  • Roman Martin, Business Administration.
  • Andreas Moberg, Law.
  • Cecilia Rosengren, History of Ideas.

The Council for European Studies at the University of Gothenburg (REGU)

CES has its own working life council, REGU, which plays a very important role in providing strategic advice on the long-term development of education, and in strengthening the links between CES and the surrounding society. The council meets twice a year. The members hold senior positions in culture, business and the public sector, at local, regional, national and European level. The Executive Master's Program in European Studies and the course Europe in the World are two examples of strategic development work that REGU has contributed.

Council members 2020-2022

  • Cecilia Malmström, former EU Commissioner, Honorary Member.
  • Gunnar Bolin, journalist and producer at Kulturradion Special, Sveriges Radio.
  • Ulf Hammarström, Director General of Swedac.
  • Karin Knutsson, Manager at Ernest & Young (alumni).
  • Lotta Lekvall, Managing Director of Folkteatern, boardmember of the Swedish Royal Opera House.
  • Charlotta Lundström, Manager, External relations, Region Västra Götaland (VGR).
  • Sebastian Marx, Independent EU-consultant with 20 years Brussels experience.
  • Catrine Norrgård, Managing Director of the Gothenburg Representation Office in Brussels.
  • Pierre Schellekens, European Commission, Brussels.
  • Linda Berg, Director of Studies.
  • Mats Andrén, Co-Director of studies.
  • Chairperson Studentgroup Europa.