useful content The University of Leuven is organising the interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES), as well as the Summer School ‘Europe Inside Out’. MAES’ four specialised modules – ‘European History, Diversity and Culture‘, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘Globalising Europe’ and ‘Europe-Asia’ – allow the students to understand the increasingly complex European and global dynamics.
The MAES program already attract students from 40 countries, including an increasing number of students from Asia and the US, and would be pleased to welcome even more international students. Students may be interested to learn that KU Leuven was very well placed in the Times Higher Education Ranking of 2015/2016, ranked 35th worldwide and 5th on the European continent. During the Master of European Studies in Leuven, students follow courses offered by renowned scholars as well as high-ranking practitioners, including the President of the Court of Justice of the EU, the chief-negotiator of the European Commission in the recent Paris Climate negotiations, and an advisor to one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Commission. Students will furthermore benefit from guest lectures by European politicians, diplomats and officials such as former European Council President Van Rompuy; visits to European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; and cultural excursions to World War I battlefields and the historical medieval cities of Flanders.
More information on the programme can be found on the website: http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ces.