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€8 million Award for Global study at University of Warwick

global.jpgThe University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, has just been awarded €7.97 million in the European Commission FP7 competition to lead a research team on ‘Europe in a Multi-polar World’. It will fund a project entitled Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN), which will exploring questions of how Europe matters and indeed if and how it can continue to matter in an increasingly multi-polar world.

The project will see Warwick lead a prestigious large-scale collaborative consortium  of university research institutes from the Free University of Brussels, the University of Amsterdam, the United Nations University in Bruges, the Central European University in Budapest, the Copenhagen Business School and think tanks in Oslo, Madrid and Milan.  The European researchers are teamed up with leading institutes from all points of the compass   including : Beijing University, Waseda University in Tokyo, Boston University, the Latin American Academy of Social Sciences in Buenos Aires, the Cape Town Business School, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (NTU) in Singapore  and the University of Western Australia all acting as regional research hubs for the project.

This  is the second major European success for the University’s Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) in five years having secured €5.4 million in the 2006 FP6 competition to establish a network of excellence on global governance, regionalism and regulation (GARNET). 

Professor Richard Higgott, the director of GR:EEN, said he was “… very excited to be involved in a research project of this scale with outstanding scholars from Europe and the other key regions of the world at this time of dramatic change in the global balance of economic and political power.”

For further information please contact:

Peter Dunn, Head of Communications, University of Warwick 
Tel: 024 76 523708  Mobile 07767 655860

PR11  PJD 2nd February 2011