The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the European Union (EU) on Saturday inaugurated the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India (CEEUSI) at the JNU here.

This Centre of Excellence is supported by the EU through its Erasmus+ cooperation in higher education.

The CEEUSI at the JNU will provide greater visibility to EU studies in India and South Asia.

The Ambassador of the EU to India, Tomasz Kozlowski, said, “We are delighted to support the Centre of Excellence at JNU. EU-India relations are moving to an exciting new phase with the launch of the new EU Strategy for India in November 2018. One of the focus areas in the new strategy is on more people-to-people exchanges and cooperation on education and skills. The new Centre of Excellence at JNU will provide additional opportunities to students and researchers to work on EU studies in India.”

JNU Vice-Chancellor Prof M Jagadesh Kumar said that the Centre will help expand the range of options available to students and researchers.