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Executive Director, UCL European Institute, UCL

Uta Staiger is Associate Professor of European Studies at UCL and directs the European Institute, the university’s hub for research on Europe and a European Commission designated Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She is also Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), a strategic position shaping UCL’s engagement with the European higher education sector. Fluent in five languages, her research sits at the intersection of modern European thought, culture, and politics. Her open-access co-edited volume, Brexit and Beyond. Rethinking the Futures of Europe, came out with UCL Press in 2018, and has since been downloaded over 150,000 times. Uta is a member of the Russell Group EU Advisory Group and the Advisory Board of the Scottish Council on European Relations, a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Britain and Europe at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.


  • 2010–present
    Executive Director, UCL European Institute


  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, PhD