European and European Union Studies

Mātai Uropi



With 27 member states and 500 million people, the European Union (EU) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant bilateral partner after Australia and China and is one of the world’s leading political and trading blocs. Europe provides an important reference point to Aotearoa and the global community in cultural, linguistic, and political aspects.

Study in European and European Union Studies will look into current events as well as history, language, and culture that have shaped Europe and the European Union.

Contact us

Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Phone +64 3 369 0390

Level 5, James Logie building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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