Iyiola Solanke’s success with IECL’s MoU agreement

Iyiola Solanke, Jacques Delors Professor of European Union Law, led on the recent success of the Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL) signing for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European University Institute (EUI). The EUI also signed a MoU with the University of Warwick.  

IECL provides a focus for research and teaching in the fields of comparative law as well as European Union law (both broadly defined) and is at the helm of the Law Faculty's Comparative and European Law Research Group. As an associated specialist unit, the Institute includes within it the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, devoted to research and teaching of competition law and policy at Oxford. 

The University of Warwick remains to be one of the UK’s leading universities, with an established reputation for teaching and research. The University is renowned for its entrepreneurialism and boundary-breaking research. 

The purpose of this exciting agreement is to enhance academic collaboration between the fields of humanities and social sciences. The five-year MoUs will aim to strengthen such collaborations between EUI and the two UK institutions through a diverse range of opportunities, for instance, the introduction of a new exchange programme for doctoral and postgraduate researchers and visiting programmes for professors, fellows, and staff members. For the University of Warick, it also cements the possibility of an international mobility scheme for master students.  

By being committed to joining academic activities with both IECL and the University of Warick, the partnership will focus on the field of European Union Law. The EUI plans to work closely with both institutions for the planning of joint executive training, workshops, conferences, summer schools, and research projects, together with the exchanging of publications and teaching material.  

The union of these institutes illustrates a significant step towards the EUI’s internationalisation endeavours, with a particular focus on the UK academic environment helping to ensure its commitment to fostering global education and collaborative opportunities.