European University Centre at Peking University
Since 2009 the Institute of International Relations has been a part of the European University Centre at Peking University, the highest ranked university in China. The Centre will have its office on the main campus. This is the first European university centre of this character that has been established in China.
Apart from our Institute and Peking University the following European universities are members of the Centre:
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
- Lund University,
- Paris Universitas (an alliance among Paris Dauphine – Paris 9, Panthéon-Assas – Paris 2, Paris Sorbonne – Paris 4, Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Pierre & Marie Curie – Paris 6),
- Universidad Autónoma Madrid,
- Università degli Studi di Milano,
- Université de Strasbourg,
- University College Dublin,
- University College London,
- University of Vienna
- Uppsala University
- Aarhus University
RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PROFILE
The Centre focuses on the following activities:
- Joint research projects, programmes and courses between the involved European universities and Peking University, within various disciplines and faculties;
- Exchange programmes;
- Cooperation between the participating European universities, Peking University and other research universities and research institutions in China such as CAS and CASS;
- Service for researchers, staff and students visiting Peking University.
- The European University Centre at Peking University, together with the School of Government and the Center for European Studies at Peking University has twice now organized a course in European Studies. The course is designed for Master’s and Ph.D. students at Peking University and focuses on different aspects of Europe from a political, economical, social and cultural perspective. The course includes teachers from several of the Member Universities part of the European University Centre at Peking University and also organizes study visits to European institutions/organizations in Beijing.
- In December 2012 Professor Edward Haliżak, director of the Institute of International Relations, held lectures for MA and PhD students. Topic. New Trilateralism: USA-EU-China.
- In 2012, December, dr Jakub Zajączkowski, held lecture for MA and PhD students about EU-Asia relations.
- In 2011, Paweł Sokala, MA from IIR took part in second Council meeting of network
- In 2010, December, Dr Jakub Zajaczkowski held lectures for Phd and MA student of Peking University. Topic of lecture: EU Policy towards Asia; Evolution of EU-China relations
COORDINATOR AT IIR
WEBSITE OF EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CENTRE AT PEKING UNIVERSITY
EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
In October 2011 the Institute of International Relations joined the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, which is a network bringing together foreign policy institutions and research centres from across the EU to encourage political and security-related dialogue and the long-term discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems.
The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, managed jointly by four institutes entrusted with the project, in close cooperation with the representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The four institutes are:
- the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique in Paris
- the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF)
- the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London
- the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Consortium began its work in January 2011 and forms the core of a wider network of European non-proliferation “think tanks” and research centres which will be closely associated with the activities of the Consortium.
The main aim of the network of independent non-proliferation think tanks is to:
- encourage discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
- their delivery systems within civil society, particularly among experts, researchers and academics
- the scope of activities shall also cover issues related to conventional weapons.
The fruits of the network discussions can be submitted in the form of reports and recommendations to the responsible officials within the European Union.
It is expected that this network will support EU action to counter proliferation. To that end, the network can also establish cooperation with specialized institutions and research centres in third countries, in particular in those with which the EU is conducting specific non-proliferation dialogues.
CURRENTLY FOUR RESEARCHERS FROM INSTITUTE ARE ENGAGED IN ITS WORK:
- Professor Roman Kuźniar
- Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala PhD
- Marcin Kaczmarski PhD
- Marek Madej PhD ( email@example.com ) – a contact person for cooperation in EU NPC framework
WEBSITE OF EU NON-PROLIFERATION NETWORK:
European Association of India Study Centres (EAISC)
On 21-22 November 2011 an international conference was held in New Delhi, organised by the EU-India Study Centres Programme and European Commission. During the conference, the European Association of India Study Centres (EAISC) was established. It comprises EU research centres focusing on contemporary Indian issues. One of the founding members of the Association is the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. Dr Jakub Zajączkowski was elected first president of EAISC.
The conference was attended by representatives of Indian and EU research centres, the European Commission, Indian government institutions responsible for higher education, the Polish Embassy in India, as well as other embassies. The University of Warsaw was represented by: Prof. Janusz Adamowski, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science and Dr Jakub Zajączkowski, Institute of International Relations.
The objectives of the EAISC are:
(1) the enhancement and promotion of Indo-European Academic Relations
(2) the establishment of a European academic network serving that purpose
(3) the achievement of synergy effects in research, teaching, administration, exchange of personnel, curricular planning and funding
(4) the representation of common interests vis-à-vis the European Union
(5) specifically the cooperation with Indian Institutions of Higher Education focussing on European Studies.
See: Status of EAISC
Partners from Europe:
- Leiden University (Netherlands)
- University of Milan (Italy)
- Reutlingen University (Germany)
- Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Partners from India:
- Banasthali University
- Bastar University
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Mangalore University
- Manipal University
- Manomaniam Sundaranar University
- Pondichery University
- Sambalpur University
- Symbiosis International University
- Universityof Caclutta
- University of Delhi
- Vinoba Bhave University
and two assotiations:
- Assotiation of European Studies in India (India)
- European Association of India Study Centres (Europe)
ACTIVITY AND RESULTS
First Board Meeting of European Association of India Study Centres
First Board Meeting of EAISC took place at University of Warsaw, March 22-25th 2012. In meeting took part:
- Dr Jakub Zajączkowski (Chairperson, Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Institute of International Relations university of Warsaw)
- Prof. Donatella Dolcini (Department of Contemporary languages and Cultures (Hindi Language and Indian Culture, University of Milan, Italy)
- Prof. Hans G. Jansen (Head of India Study Centre, Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
- Dr Uwe Skoda (Chairperson, Contemporary India Study Centre Arhus, Arhus University, Denmark).
During the meeting scholars discussed:
- activity plan of Centres
- MA in India Studies (Presentation of MA in India Studies by Centres)
- Joint Master Programme
- exchange of professors and students
- Mundus Action 2
During the meeting it was accepted Warsaw Declaration, in which partners underlined will to strengthen cooperation
See: Warsaw Declaration 2012
Second Board Meeting of European Association of India Study Centres
Second Board Meeting of European Association of India Study Centres took place in Banasthali (India),April 4th 2013. In the meeting took part:
– Dr Uwe Skoda (Chairperson, Contemporary India Study Centre Arhus, Arhus University, Denmark)
– Prof. Donatella Dolcini (Department of Contemporary languages and Cultures, Hindi Language and Indian Culture, University of Milan, Italy)
– Heike Trost (Hochschule Reutlingen, Reutlingen University, Germany)
– Prof. Beate Zimpelmann (Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
– Corinne Ghorbani (Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
– Aleksandra Jaskólska (Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Institute of International Relations university of Warsaw)
During the meeting scholars discussed: activity plan of Centres, Joint Master Programme, exchange of professors and students and MUNDUS ACTION 2.
ERASMUS MUNDUS PROJECT
EAISC was a part of consortium which successfully obtain Ersmus Mundus project. Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw won prestigious grant in Programme: Erasmus Mundus (Sub-Programme: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships in Action 2, Strand 1). Project title: Interdisciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies (UNIES). Coordinators of the project are: Aarhus University, Denmark and IIT Madras, India. Since spring 2013 scholars and students from consortium have visited Institute of International Relations University of Warsaw.
More about project please see: https://www.ism.uw.edu.pl/interdisciplinary-bridges-in-indo-european-studies-unies/
COORDINATOR AT IIR
European Research Consortium
The Institute is also a member of the European Research Consortium which consists of:
- University of Florence,
- Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities,
- South Stockholm University College (Södertörns Högskola),
- Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France.
- summer schools on European preventive diplomacy (2007 and 2009)
- research conferences (Europe – myth and reality, Florence, 2007; What ‘European-ness’ means today? Florence 2009).