Bruges and Warsaw are multifaceted cities. Both have earned their fame in Europe through their impressive art, historical significance and cultural heritage. Both are also home to a College of Europe campus.
Bruges, with its maze of medieval streets, meandering canals and green city ramparts enthralls millions of visitors every year. Warsaw is an historic capital at the forefront of the changes taking place in Central Europe today.
Over the past 60 years the College of Europe has built an extensive reputation in the field of European studies, and is thus the leading place for those wishing to study, understand and literally ‘live’ Europe.
The College of Europe was the world’s first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs, and remains unique and innovative to this day. Its origins date back to the 1948 Hague Congress, when Spanish statesman, thinker and writer in exile, Salvador de Madariaga, proposed the establishment of a College where university graduates from many different countries could study and live together.
A group of Bruges citizens led by the Reverend Karel Verleye were successful in attracting the College to Bruges, and Professor Hendrik Brugmans, one of the intellectual leaders of the European Movement of the time, became its first Rector (1950-1972).
After the fall of communism, and in the wake of the changes in Central and Eastern Europe, the College of Europe campus at Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) was founded. This was in 1993, and was made possible with the support of the European Commission and the Polish government. The College now operates as “one College – two campuses”.
College of Europe – Natolin Campus
ul. Nowoursynowska 84
Tel: +48 22 54 59 500 / 401
Fax: +48 22 54 59 352
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