NCRE

National Centre for Research on Europe

 

Welcome to the National Centre for Research on Europe

The National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) is New Zealand's only research centre devoted to the study of Europe and the European Union (EU). It fosters research on the EU that is regionally relevant, such as EU development policy in the Pacific, the EU's identity in the Asia-Pacific region and the external consequences of EU enlargement. The NCRE is firmly established as the focal point for the study of Europe in New Zealand, attracting visiting academics from all over the world.


NCRE European Union Studies Courses 2013 (234kb)
  Asia Pacific Perceptions Project
EU Perceptions in Asia-Pacific
  Scholarships
Scholarships and Internships

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Affiliated Networks

NZ European Union Centres Network Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence Asia-Pacific European Union Studies Association - New Zealand
ISET London Metropolitan University

News and Features

Update March 2014

NCRE Stafff and Alumni interviewed about situation in the Ukraine Associate Professor Natalia Chaban and NCRE graduate Nicholas Smith have both been interviewed by NZ national television channels about the escalating crisis in the Ukraine. Click here>>> for Dr Chaban's interview with Seven Sharp and here>>> for TV3's News story featuring Nicholas Smith.

National Centre for Research on Europe Relocated to Logie Building The NCRE has now relocated to our new permament home on Level Four of the Logie Building. Our postgraduate offices are on Level Three. Feel free to drop past and see us!

Communist Legacies Examined in New Book A new book by NCRE's Dr Milenko Petrovic challenges the dominant view that all communist systems were the same. Dr Petrovic said The Democratic Transition of Post-Communist Europe focused on the transition from communist to capitalist systems in East Central Europe and
the Balkans. Read More >>>

Jean Monnet Grant for NCRE Research NCRE researchers looking at the rights of vulnerable groups in Pacific disaster risk management have been awarded a grant of $47,000 by the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Programme.
“Mainstreaming, Methodology and Human Rights in Disaster Risk Management: EU and the Pacific” is a pilot project and is part of a larger umbrella
research programme on human rights in
the sphere of disasters and development. It
is headed by Dr Katharine Vadura and PhD
candidate Genevieve Taylor from the
NCRE. Read More >>>

EUCN Postgraduate Scholarships and Research Awards - Applications now open! The New Zealand European Union Centres Network invites applications for their scholarship round for the 2014 Academic year. Scholarships are open to post-graduate students at one of the EUCN Partner Universities and whose study focuses on the European Union. Read more and apply >>>

Annual NCRE Postgraduate Mini-Conference on Friday, 02 August at the UC Staff Club. Come along and support the hard work of our young researchers. Who is going to present? See our seminar section!

British MEP Mr Derek Vaughan visited the NCRE on Thursday, 25 July 2013 for a Special Roundtable Seminar.
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Welcome back on campus for Semester 2! Packed with fascinating courses, special events, and high-profile visitors we guarantee you that it won't be boring. Just have a look at our upcoming seminars. Or if you have questions on any courses that we offer just contact us.

What can Primary and Secondary Schools in NZ learn from Europe? How can the EU help kiwi kids understand issues in a NZ context? On June 13 the first of a series of Teacher Development Workshops was held by the NCRE...read more here

Are you interested in current research on gender equality? Have a read of what Assoc Prof Annick Masselot thinks - Read more here

Come along to the last exciting seminars for this term! On Friday 24 May Jean-Francois Kaufeler from the Euroean Space Agency (ESA) will be talking about the ESA and the EU - for more information see out Seminar section

A new research project, Integration of Entitlements in Disaster-Development has recently been formed by NCRE academics Dr. Katharine Vadura and PhD. Candidate Genevieve Taylor. The project surrounds an interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk management (DRM) and development assistance, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. The project aims to build effective partnerships between stakeholders involved in DRM and Development.
>>More Info

Fancy going to Germany on exchange? The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest scholarship provider in the world - come and listen to Yannick's presentation on Wed 08 May 2013 in Kirkwood KA04, 11am
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Contact


+64 3 364 2348
ncre@canterbury.ac.nz
National Centre for Research on Europe

University of Canterbury
National Centre for Research on Europe
Logie Building - Level Four, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
ph: +64 3 3642348 extension 6348
fax: +64 3 364 2634
yvonne.grosch@canterbury.ac.nz
www.europe.canterbury.ac.nz


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