Victor Ginsburgh, Juan Moreno-Ternero, Shlomo Weber, 26 August 2018

After Brexit, English can no longer retain its status as one of the EU's official or working languages. This column uses data on languages spoken in the EU to show that post-Brexit, German and French would become dominant. Efforts to preserve English as an official language of EU institutions, which would require a unanimous vote among members, are unlikely to succeed. This may be problematic for certain European countries in which English is a more widely spoken second language than German or French.

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The Summer School broadly addresses the theme of ‘Europe and the World’, which builds upon the academic strengths of the Brussels School of International Studies.

This programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the EU. Over a period of two weeks, students participate in a series of guest lectures, seminars and debates delivered by academics, policy-makers, diplomats and European civil servants. The summer school allows students to discover how the European Union functions with a particular focus on how it acts as a global organisation and the challenges it faces in today’s world.

The accommodation, tuition, entrance fees on trips, lunches throughout the 2 weeks, a 2 week travel card around Brussels and a celebratory final dinner to mark the end of the course are all included in the cost of the Summer School.

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The University of Kent is proud to offer a selection of eight two-week summer schools delivered from our Canterbury campus. The selection of courses is as follows:

Global Business in a Dynamic Environment
Sustainable Architecture and Landscape design
Psychology - Investigating the Social Mind
European Security and Foreign Policy
Hidden Histories of World War II
Molecular Biology & IVF
Quantitative Methods
Plantagenet to Tudor – Late Medieval England

Each of these courses is taught over a period of two-weeks and by a range of academic lecturers and industry professionals and comes with the opportunity for scholarships. The final deadline for payment to secure your place on this course is Fri 28 May 2018.

Victor Ginsburgh, 08 February 2012

English is the dominant language of the Internet, business, and world trade. Do we need another? This column applies an economist’s rationale to the question.

Nishith Prakash, Aimee Chin, Mehtabul Azam, 26 May 2010

Does it pay to speak English? This column presents evidence from India that being fluent in English increases the hourly wages of men by 34% and of women by 22%. But the effects vary. Returns are higher for older and more educated workers and lower for less educated, younger workers, suggesting that English is becoming a complement to education.

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