The European Centre for Advanced Studies

…So on a day when newcomers appear
Let it be a homecoming and let us speak…
Move lips, move minds and make new meanings flare
Like ancient beacons signalling peak to peak,
From Middle sea to North sea, shining clear
As phoenix flame upon fionn uisce here.

Seamus Heaney


We are meant to know, or we are amoebae.

Isaac Asimov

Updated News

Leuphana Home Sessions

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year posed major challenges for all of us. The Leuphana University of Lüneburg reacted quickly and switched to digital teaching early on.
As a reaction to these changed circumstances, Leuphana’s Professional School launched a digital video series, in which researchers from different disciplines held lectures on current topics.
Six members of ECAS have also participated in this project with very interesting topics!

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Vacancy Notice

We are looking for a Student or Graduate Assistant (20-40 hours/month) at the earliest date possible. In this role, you will support the Academic Coordinators and the Management in organizational, administrative and academic tasks in order to build and shape ECAS as a successful research institution

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Conference “The Council of Europe in Challenging Times”

On 25 November 2019, the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe (CoE) together with the Ministry of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development (MB) and the Competition and Regulation Institute (CRI) of Leuphana University Lüneburg with a joint conference. Get some impressions of the event.

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ECAS Guest House plans

Villa Heyn in Lüneburg shall be refurbished and become a home and working place for research fellows visiting Lüneburg. Laura Sallier has shown ECAS Academic Director James Conroy the latest plans.

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