Central European University (CEU)

The Central European University (CEU) is an institution devoted to advanced study in the fields of human and social sciences, law and management, with a particular attention to the study of public policies. It runs doctoral and master programmes in English, which are also recognized also in the United States. It is based in Budapest.

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is a public institution devoted to advanced university study in the social sciences at a doctoral and post-doctoral level. Its mission is to provide training through research. It runs doctoral and master programmes in history, sociology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, law and mathematics. The École's main base is in Paris, with other centres in Lyons, Marseilles and Toulouse.

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)

The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) is a public institution devoted to advanced university studies at a doctoral and post-doctoral level. Its mission is to provide training through research. It runs highly specialized degree courses, doctorates, post-doctoral and master programmes. It is organized into three sections: Life and Earth Sciences, Historic and Philological Sciences, Religious Sciences. The École is based in Paris.

Istituto italiano di scienze umane (SUM)

The Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) is a public university devoted to advanced study and research in the human and social sciences. It runs doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. Based in Florence and Naples, it has a network structure made up of the Doctoral Schools in human and social sciences of Bologna, Florence, Rome "La Sapienza", Milan-Bicocca, Naples "Federico II", Naples "L'Orientale", Naples "Suor Orsola Benincasa" and Siena.

Humboldt Universität (HU)

The Humboldt-Universität is one of Germany's most prestigious public universities. Its research and teaching activities cover all the main disciplinary fields. The humanist disciplines are organized into four faculties (Fakultäten).