The task of the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES) is to promote and support research on modern Europe in an increasingly globalized world. The centre aims to explore the last centuries’ political, cultural and intellectual transformation of Europe as well Europe’s relations with other regions in the world.

CEMES will actively coordinate and develop research and education on European issues based on a broad interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to the area. CEMES provides platforms for researchers to develop and discuss their research on European matters, including history, culture, media, politics, international relations, religions, philosophy, arts, and literature.

CEMES spans the three Öresund universities. It is steered by researchers from the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology (Lund University) and the Faculty of Culture and Society (Malmö University) and the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology (University of Copenhagen). The CEMES Secretariat is located at the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen.


Research groups

Read about former CEMES research groups.

Research networks

CEMES engages in interdisciplinary and international networks with other research centres in the field of European studies.