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October 2016 - 4 Opening sessions

The Academic Year 2016/17 has started at CIFE IE-EI on October 2016 with one premiere: 4 classes have started the academic year in Nice

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Call for applications: 6-months internship in Project Management for the new Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance in Nice. Start mid...

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International, interdisciplinary and itinerant: The Institut européen-European Institute offers four graduate programmes at the crossroads of theory and practice

 Master in Advanced European and International Studies - MAEIS

One programme - three branches

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world.
The programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master's courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester.

   Nice - Canterbury - Berlin (for the trilingual branch) Four terms + Internship (120 ECTS)
   Nice - Tunis - Istanbul (for the Mediterranean branch) Three terms (60 ECTS) - Due to the situation in Turkey, the third term of the programme may be transferred, if needed. It would then take place in Rome with our long-term partners, the University EuroSapienza and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).
   Istanbul - Berlin - Nice (for the Anglophone branch) Three terms (60 ECTS) - Due to security concerns in Turkey following the recent events, CIFE has decided to change the organization of the MAEIS anglophone programme for the coming academic year.

 Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance

The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance
is targeted at students and young professionals with a bachelor degree and is open to all academic disciplines. It aims to give a deep understanding of the complexity of the current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide. The programme offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in the field of energy studies: It analyses the links between the different levels of energy governance, from an international to a local level, offering problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice.

  Nice -  Berlin - Nice  One year (4 terms) 90 ECTS


  • ... are quintessentially international
    The student body constitutes a small international community: each year, around 15 to 20 different nationalities are represented among the students. Lectures are delivered by speakers coming from different countries. During the academic year, the participants study in two or three different countries.
    ... are interdisciplinary
  • We receive students who have studied Economics, Political Science, History, Languages, but also graduates from other subjects as diverse as Natural Sciences, Engineering or the Arts. This diversity of academic background of our students makes the in-class discussions and group work during the year particularly interesting and engaging. The teachers also come from various differing disciplines and include political scientists, lawyers, economists, historians, and sociologists.
  • ... prepare the students for professional life
    We are in close contact with international organisations, European institutions and other actors of the European political environment. High-ranking civil servants, diplomats and experts contribute to our teaching and acquaint the students with their daily work patterns in these organisations. We put students in contact with organisations which may be able to offer them an internship after the end of the academic year. Simulation games which replicate negotiations in international and European institutions help prepare the students in a concrete way for their future work.
  • ...put a lot of emphasis on the students’ individual research
    The thesis which each student has to prepare during the academic year offers the possibility to gain expertise in a specific field and helps them to prepare for life in the real world of work. We help our students contact experts who can be of help in their research. Our study visits provide the students with the opportunity to access specialised libraries and to discuss findings with competent personalities.
  • ... allow close and regular contact between students and teaching staff
    Each class consists of a maximum of approximately 30 students. The same teaching staff accompanies them to the different locations where the programme takes place. Hence, there is continual evaluation of the students’ work which guarantees the programme’s coherence.
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