School of Transnational Governance

School of Transnational Governance

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! The School of Transnational Governance (STG) delivers teaching and high-level training in the methods, knowledge, skills and practice of governance beyond the State. It is part of the European University Institute in Florence, a leading hub of research in the social sciences.

Top reasons to study here

  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice and learn key professional skills to design effective and innovative policies.
  • Specialise in a policy area of your choice, supported by world-leading professors and practitioners.
  • Take part in internships and study abroad opportunities around the world, thanks to the STG's extensive network of prestigious partners.



Founded in 2017 as part of the European University Institute, the School of Transnational Governance brings the worlds of academia and policy-making together in an effort to navigate a context, both inside and outside Europe, where policy-making increasingly transcends national borders.


The STG offers Executive Training Seminars for experienced professionals and a Policy Leaders Fellowship for early- and mid-career innovators. The School has recently launched its Young African Leaders Programme, design to allow policy experts from Africa to further their skill set among experts. The STG also host expert Policy Dialogues and is conducting an Oral History project to record the experiences of European Institution presidents.


The STG's focus on developing key professional skills through specific training sessions and internships, prepares students for a number of careers working across borders, cultures and national interests.

Our graduates are trained to take on a variety of leadership positions in the global sector, such as multinational firms (i.e.: public communication and corporate responsibility units), NGOs,  and national administrations and organisations. Some examples include business associations, the lower-level government and administration and trade unions and lobbying groups increasingly affected by international issues. 

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Student services

The EUI, of which the STG is part, has a number of services to support members of its community.

The EUI4U is the inter-service, comprehensive Single Point of Contact service of the EUI, offering assistance on all types of issues related to members' experience at the EUI and in the city of Florence. The EUI also offers Wellbeing and Counselling Service, which is free for members of its community.

Housing services

The EUI4U Housing Office is in charge of allocating EUI residential apartments. Furthermore, the Florence Housing Service assists members of the EUI Community in finding long and short term accommodation on the private market in and around Florence. 

Library services

The EUI Library has 600,000 paper volumes and more than half a million eBooks on law, economics, history and civilization, and political and social sciences. In addition, the EUI Library provides access to an extensive collection of databases, newspapers and eJournals and has a dedicated team of Library Information Specialists to assist researchers and students.

Student Life

Campus life

The EUI School of Transnational Governance is located in Villa Buontalenti, a historic building in the centre of Florence. Recently renovated, the premises offer a unique blend of tradition and state-of-the-art technology. 

The STG has a base in Villa Malafrasca, part of the European University Institute's campus in Fiesole. Located in the hills overlooking Florence, the EUI campus is home to the Institute's academic departments, the EUI Library, the Historical Archives of the European Union and a number of research and recreational activities.

Sports facilities

The EUI community has access to small, yet well-equipped, gym and a number of sports facilities. EUI members also have access to discounted prices at partner gyms and swimming pools.

Student clubs

The Body and Brain Boosting Board (commonly known as 4B) offers support to a number of recreational associations, such as sports teams, a student-led radio, a gardening club, dance classes, civil society engagement groups and much more.

Florence, Tuscany, Italy


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