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Institute of Political Science and Sociology


On this page you will find information regarding ongoing and completed research projects as well as our main areas of research.

Main Areas of Research

We focus on the vast array of foreign, security, and developmental policies, as well as the numerous questions related to Europe. In particular they do research in the following fields:

  • European Studies: Specifically European Foreign, Security, and Defence Policy, reform processes as well as media representation of the European Union.
  • International Organizations: UN and EU as well as interorganizational cooperation. 
  • International Crisis and Conflict Management
  • German, French, and British Foreign and European Policies
  • The rise of new powers: Especially Indian Foreign Policy
  • African International Relations: Particularly Chinese, Indian, European, and US Policies towards Africa
  • Theories of International Relations: Notably Constructivism and Role Theory

Ongoing Projects

ICAS:MP Centre of Advanced Studies

The Chair is participating in ICAS:MP Centre of Advanced Studies which has been established in New Delhi and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Development of Online Courses

The Bavarian Virtual University (BVU / vhb) has granted more than EUR 125,000 for the development of three online courses in the realm of European Studies and International Relations.


Doctoral and Postdoctoral (Habilitation) Projects

Here you'll find an overview of doctoral and postdoctoral (Habilitation) projects at the Chair of International Relations and European Studies:


Completed Projects

Jean Monnet Chair

In summer 2017, the Professorship has been awarded the prestigious title "Jean Monnet Chair" by the European Union which comes with a three-year funding by the European Commission for related projects.


Foundations of the Indo-European Strategic Partnership

In the context of the DAAD funded project “Foundations of the Europe-India Strategic Partnership: Comparative Perspectives on European and Indian Political Ideas, Policy and International Cooperation”, the Professorship has been cooperating with Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi.


A New Passage to India

The Professorship is participating in the program A New Passage to India which has facilitated mobility to and from India for several years with financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

With support from the Jean Monnet Program, the Professorship organized a conference about the The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and published a volume on the subject.


The European Union’s Policy towards Africa

With support from the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, the Professorship conducted the research project “The European Union’s Policy towards Africa. New Approaches and Perspective”.


Franco-German Touring Exhibition

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, the Professorship organized a touring exhibition designed by students of the Institute of Political Science and Sociology. The exhibition has since been travelling through Germany and has been displayed in many schools and universities.