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STINT awards funding to start double degree with TAM:

In late May 2017 STINT – The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education – awarded the Center for European Studies at the University of Gothenburg a grant for double-degree program development. This two-year award will render it possible for our colleagues at Gothenburg to start a new double degree collaboration with TAM. STINT’s international board of reviewers ranked the funding application very highly, and Gothenburg’s Faculty of Social Sciences will provide matching funds. This double degree will be a part of TAM’s European Governance track. To start the participation in our transatlantic network Professors Jonathan Polk and Urban Strandberg attended the annual TAM partner meeting in Bremen on May 28-29, 2017. We plan to have this new double-degree offering up and running in time for autumn semester 2018.


Professors Jonathan Polk and Urban Strandberg pictured above in Bremen – May 29, 2017


Professor John D Stephens as keynote at the two-day research workshop in Gothenburg on November 16-17, 2017
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host The Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg on November 17. A research workshop will take place in conjunction with the summit under the overall theme Welfare, Inequality and the Social Dimension in Europe. This event will be organized by CERGU, with Brännpunkt Europa, Centre for European Studies (CES), and Department of Sociology and Work Science as co-organizers. A keynote will be given by Professor John D Stephens, who is the director of our new double degree-partner Center for European Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John is globally renowned among economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others, for his welfare state research, many of his distinguished publications are co-authored with Evelyne Huber. John’s keynote address will be entitled ‘Top income shares: Political and Economic Determinants’.
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