Russia and the European Union have emerged as major global political and economic powers in the last decade. Both compete with the United States and China for influence in strategic and resource rich Eurasia. While the European Union (EU) is a path-breaker in inventing new forms of supranational integration, states of the former Soviet Union continue to struggle with establishing stable institutions, effective civil societies and clear bases of national identity.
EURUS has led the way in Canada in tracking and analyzing these developments. EURUS faculty members are world-recognized experts in the field, both through their scholarly publications and their active involvement in the region of study. By forging partnerships both in Canada and abroad with academic institutions, governmental organizations, and NGOS, EURUS provides opportunities for students to gain first-hand insights and practical experience in the field.
EURUS houses two research units (The Centre for European Studies, and the Jean Monnet Chair). EURUS faculty participate in other research centres at the university, as well as conducting their own research projects, described under faculty profiles.