Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? How does Europe protect its minorities? and how should the European Union position itself in a rapidly changing global landscape?
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Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's programme is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration. Euroculture has been recognized as a Master of Excellence by the European Commission.
Why study this programme in Groningen?
Euroculture in Groningen is proud of being a founding member of the programme (1999), and of its achievements as a Programme of Excellence. Since 2010 we have been selected as (one of the) best European Studies Programme(s) in the Netherlands (source: Master Keuzegids). Furthermore, the University of Groningen belongs to the global top 100 on the three most important ranking lists ('Shanghai, THE and QS World University Rankings).
The international staff of Euroculture hold doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines, such as history, cultural studies, political science, European law, European studies and international relations. The academic and research focus in Groningen is the notion of cultural identity and its relation to European integration in all its dimensions. Concepts such as “Europeanisation” and “Citizenship” are important elements in seminars. Trans-Atlantic relations and East Asia feature prominently in Groningen too.
Groningen is also an excellent choice of residence because this university town is lively and pleasant, with about 1 out 5 inhabitants being a student. For students, there are excellent facilities not only for studying (ICT, library, Placement Office, International Office), but also for sports, entertainment and leisure.