The annual award, presented every year by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), is given to academics who break the mold and advance the field of European Studies. This year, the Lifetime Achievement award has been presented to an Edinburgh LS Professor.
Apart from being a teacher at the Edinburgh Law School, Professor Drew Scott is also a distinguished academic expert. The UACES has commended versatility and quality of his writing and thinking about Europe, just as well as Scott’s teaching prowess and his impactful service to the Scottish Government.
Professor has humbly expressed his gratefulness to the UACES, noting that he owes a “considerable debt of gratitude [to] all those colleagues and students who have supported, inspired and – more realistically – stoically endured me throughout almost 40 years of researching and teaching EU issues”.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by UACES in this way”, Drew Scott said, sending a public thank you note to his colleagues and students from the School of Law and his peers from the Europa Institute, where he has worked for 25 years. Both institutions have congratulated him on the award.
The Lifetime Achievement award has been presented to Professor Drew Scott at the UACES Annual Conference dinner in Bath on September 4. Drew’s contributions range from establishing a leading European integration journal to his work on Cohesion Policy and long tenure at the Europa Institute.