The Center for European Studies (CES) housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida (UF) is a Title VI National Resource Center. The CES is funded by the US Department of Education, with substantial additional support from the Commission of the European Union as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Division of Research and Graduate Programs and the Office of the Provost of the University of Florida.
The CES was created in August 2003 and is currently one of just ten Europe/West Europe Title VI National Resource Centers in the country. In August 2006 the Title VI status of the CES was renewed and it was granted "comprehensive" status including significant Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) resources for graduate student funding through the FLAS fellowship program.
As a Title VI Center, the primary goal of the CES is to assist in the development of area and language skills among the country's best students through fostering rich academic and cultural environments including broad language and areas studies courses, degree options and study abroad opportunities. To accomplish this goal the CES also provides a wide array of development opportunities to faculty members from across the university. These opportunities insure that faculty members have the resources and skills necessary to provide students with the highest quality education possible while at the same time help to support the realization of their own research agendas. As a Title VI center, the CES also plays a critical role in fostering greater international awareness in the broader community through educational and education programs for state and local government, business organizations, K-12 students and teachers, the media and the general public.