Established through its Convention in 1972, the EUI is an international organisation that operates in higher education and research in the field of social sciences. The Institute has twenty-three Member States, and hosts an international community of more than 1,100 members, between Masters’ students, Ph.D. and early-stage researchers, professors and administrative staff. The EUI has a three-fold mandate, as follows: (i) providing doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with advanced academic training, respectively through the EUI PhD Programme and the Max Weber Programme; (ii) fostering research and analysis related to the European integration process and shifts in politics in Europe and globally, through its four Departments (Economy, History and Civilisation, Law, Social and Political Sciences) and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSC); (iii) providing current and future leaders as well as public and private policy-makers with training by RSC and the School of Transnational Governance (STG), as well as delivering the Master-of-Arts in Transnational Governance. The STG was founded in 2017 as part of the EUI, to train and inspire current and next-generation global leaders to improve governance beyond the state. The EUI is home to the Historical Archives of the European Union, which provide unparalleled insight into the EU integration process.