Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
The Aston Centre for Europe acts as a ‘hub’ for a range of Europe and EU-related research projects and stakeholder activities across the University. Reflecting the European strengths of Aston’s research culture including specialisms in individual states, ACE has since 2009 become a major centre for research in European politics and society and ensured the real-world applicability of that research through practitioner engagement. ACE promotes research on Europe and its constituent states and role in the world, and interfaces with stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, the public) and gives support to ACE’s researchers and students. One of its aims is to increase research income and the number of ACE-related projects; and to increase the number of high quality publications, with an emphasis on journal articles and monographs.
Aston Centre for Europe's aims: