This site, a product of research from both the European Union Center at Illinois and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, is dedicated to the study and research of the European Union and its institutions. We consist of Global Studies Librarian Lynne Rudasill and Graduate Assistant Webmaster Rachel Johannigmeier.
Our sponsored projects, affiliated faculty, academic programs, and outreach and public engagement activities foreground interdisciplinary, inclusivity, and international perspectives on Europe and Transatlantic Relations. The EU Center is proud to offer a Master of Arts in EU Studies, the first such degree program in the US.
Founded in 1998, the European Union Center serves as the focal point for teaching, research, and outreach on the European Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2003, the US Department of Education designated the EUC as a Title VI National Resource Center. In 2011-15, the European Union recognized the EUC as a European Union Center of Excellence, and in 2015-18 as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.