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Global Europe centre

Pioneering research on Europe and the world

The Global Europe Centre (GEC) is the University of Kent’s research centre dealing with Europe and the challenges it faces in a rapidly changing world. It is a centre of interdisciplinary research focusing both on the EU and its member states and on Europe as a whole.

The GEC combines internationally significant research with a high level of engagement with international policy communities in Brussels, London and other European capitals. Through the dissemination of its research, consultancy and professional development programmes, it informs decision-making and makes a major contribution to knowledge transfer.

The GEC was established in 2013 and is embedded in the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR). It operates across two university campuses, Brussels (Brussels School of International Studies) and Canterbury.