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The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that focuses on the role of the European Union in international affairs. The Institute advances academic education and research in various disciplines, and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public. Academic work at the IES currently concentrates on the following clusters: environment and sustainable development; EU foreign and security policy; migration, asylum and diversity; information society; economics; training and e-learning.
The IES constitutes the focal point for teaching European Studies at the VUB and coordinates relevant advanced MA programmes, including the renowned Programme on International Legal Cooperation (PILC–Master in International and European Law) and the Master in European Integration and Development.