Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Funded under the EU Erasmus Plus Program, the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence in Trade and Global Affairs develop and deliver research projects, outreach and curricular activities integrating knowledge on the EU.


In particular, the Centre will create synergies, promote trans-disciplinary dialogue and leverage expertise and networks to engage audiences across and beyond campus to.

We will do this through research, educational programs and resources, and fostering the development and dissemination of new research methodologies, curricula and teaching pedagogy across the University and throughout its extensive local, national and international networks.




Fellow of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

Richard Pomfret has been appointed an external Fellow of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw for 2019-21 
CASE has been ranked the number one think tank in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the Global Think Tank Report of the University of Pennsylvania   (April 2019, p. 94).



Launch - World in a Box -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

On 22 October IIT staff and students and Centre of Excellence Director Richard Pomfret participated in the launch of World in a Box by by Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham at the University of Adelaide.  The short film commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first international container ship in Australian ports.  The Minister was welcomed by Executive Dean of the Faculty of Professions, Professor John Williams.  The audience contained DFAT officials and representatives from Australian ports and exporters as well as from Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line.