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Interview: Prof Dr Michael Kaeding gives an interview on Europe Day at the UDE

On 7 May, Prof. Dr Michael Kaeding, Professor of European Integration and European Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, was interviewed by the...
Watch Party: Meeting with first-time voters in Duisburg

Last 29 April, an important meeting took place on the Duisburg campus of the University of Duisburg-Essen, which offered first-time voters a platform...
Job offer: SHK at the Chair of European Politics and European Integration

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New contribution by Dr Hoppe to the (European) Federalist

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Watch Together – top EU candidates Debate 2024

A Watch Together event is being organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen on the 29th April. The event will take...
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Upcoming events

Consultation hours SoSe 2024

08.04 | 15.04 | 06.05 | 13.05 | 03.06 | 10.06 | 17.06 | 24.06 | 01.07 | 08.07 | 15.07

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(No prior registration necessary)

Mondays 17-18:00
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Telephone: 0203-379 2050 / 2022
Fax: 0203-379 1910


Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding

I have been Professor of European Integration and European Policy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2012. Since 2016, I have also been Vice Dean for Research, Transfer and Early Career Researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

In addition to visiting fellowships at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht and the Centre of International Relations at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Turkish-German University in Istanbul, I am an honorary board member (from 2016-2019 chairman) of TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association), and a member of the Scientific Board of Directors of the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin.

I am currently coordinating two Horizon Europe projects, together with my colleagues Daniela Braun (ActEU, Saarland University) and Funda Tekin (InvigoratEU, IEP). The NRW-wide, cross-university debating format “NRW debattiert Europa“, which I initiated, is entering its 10th round in 2025. As co-editor of the “Future of Europe” book series, I am always happy to receive interesting suggestions.

My aim is to critically and constructively accompany and explain the process of European integration, the shaping of European policy and Europe’s influence on the member states.

Latest publications

New contribution by Dr Hoppe to the (European) Federalist
New APuZ article: How should the Union grow? On the current enlargement policy
New publication: Enlargement and the Future of Europe
New publication: European Election Guide
New Publication – Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals
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