On September 16, the opening ceremony of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence was held in the meeting room of European Studies Center of Sichuan University. European Studies Centre at Sichuan University was selected as a‘Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence' by European Union in August this year. Only 13 universities in the none-EU countries received such honor. Sichuan University also became the third university honored this title in mainland China after Renmin University of China and Shanghai Fudan University. European Union awards the honor to research centers that have made outstanding contributions to the studies of Europe and EU and supports their construction by offering program fund. With the fund support from EU, European Studies Center of Sichuan University will further promote and strengthen teaching, research, and education of postgraduates on Europe and EU studies.