Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding

Short bio

Since 2012 I am Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and hold an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair. Currently, I am also Vice-Dean for Reseach and Young Academics of the Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Carl Schurz Visiting Professor at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

Furthermore, I am a Visiting Fellow at the  European Institute of Public Administration  (EIPA) in Maastricht and Member of the Flying Faculty of the College of Europe and and the German-Turkish University in Istanbul. I am Honorary Board Member of TEPSA (Trans European Policy Accosiation, previous Chairman from 2016-2019), Member of the executive board of "Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration" and Member of the Scientific Directorate of the Institute of European Politics (IEP) in Berlin. 

From 2017 to 2020, Katrin Böttger (IEP Berlin) and I lead the „H2020 SEnECA project“ focusing on the strenghtening and energizing of the EU-Central Asia relations. Between 2018 and 2020, Stefan Haußner and I lead the AG "Europa politisch denken" of the "Kolleg Europa" of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes", the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service. Between 2018-2019 I managed „NEW:NRW“ – the Advisory Board of EU experts for the Minister of Federal and European Affairs of Nordrhein-Westphalia.

Moreover, I initiated in 2015 the state-wide debating competition "NRW debattiert Europa" which provides both BA- and MA-students the possibility to debate the future of the EU. „NRW debattiert Europa“ won the PADEMIA Teaching Award in 2016.

For the last years, I was co-editor of the Journal of European Integration. Since spring 2018, I am Advisory Board Member of Research & Politics. Between 2018-2020 I am also head of the working group „Europa politisch denken“ in the "Kolleg Europa" of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V., the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

My aim is to contribute to a better understanding – both critical and constructive – of the process of European integration, EU policy-making and its impact on Member States.