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The application opening date will be published in due course.
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Teaching skills are considered a core skill by many Higher Education institutions when hiring early career academics and are therefore an asset for pursuing an academic career. The European University Institute (EUI) offers professional teacher training in line with its distinct European and intercultural identity. This Summer School is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, who are looking for an introduction to teaching in Higher Education.

How this course works

This 4-day workshop introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in Higher Education. By the end of this course participants will have gained an insight into the theoretical knowledge underpinning today’s teaching in Higher Education and also learned some practical teaching skills. Furthermore, participants will meet other early career scholars from across Europe.

What you will learn

Find out more on the Learning Contents.


Upon completion of all the course requirements, participants will receive a Teacher Training Certificate.

Moreover, participants will be awarded with a digital badge that can be shared on social networks (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter…). 
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Training Location

The training will take place in one of the villas hosting the European University Institute, on the Florentine hills.

The European University Institute 

The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.

Since its establishment 40 years ago by the six founding members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus. The four departments – Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences – host scholars from more than 60 countries, studying for the Institution’s doctorate or the one-year master in law.

Furthermore, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) focuses on inter-disciplinary, comparative and policy research on the major issues affecting European societies, while the Max Weber Programme for Post-doctoral Studies prepares fellows for a career in academia. The School of Transnational Governance, established in 2017, aims to deliver teaching and high level training on the concepts, methods and techniques of transnational governance.

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