An Introduction to the Institute of European Studies

The Institute of European Studies (IES) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) was founded in May 1981 as the Institute of Western European Studies. It is a national institution of academic researches on European political, economic, legal, social, cultural, external affairs and science and technology policy.

IES has forty research fellows and ten supporting staffs.  There are six research departments, i.e., Department of Economic Studies, Department of Politics Studies. Department of EU Legal Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Studies, Department of International Relations Studies and Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies.

IES publishes a bimonthly in Chinese,"Ouzhou Yanjiu" (Chinese Journal of European Studies).

Affiliated with IES, the Chinese Association for European Studies (CAES) is a national, non-governmental academic organization that aims to promote European studies in China.

The Department of European Studies at the CASS Graduate School is also affiliated with IES. It has a M.A. program and a Ph.D. program in European studies.

IES has established extensive connections with foreign universities, think-tanks, foundations and NGOs. It maintains close working relations with the European embassies and missions in Beijing. IES acted as the implementing institution for the China-EU European Study Centers Program in 2005-2008.

Contact information:

Address: 5 Jian Guo Men Nai Da Jie, CASS Building (14th Floor), Beijing 100732, China


Phone: (86 10) 8519 5736

Fax: (86 10) 6512 5818