University of Bonn

Introduction

ZEI Mission Statement

The Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) provides future oriented research on unresolved issues of European integration and the global role of Europe. The work of ZEI - basically in the fields of political science and law - is applied and linked with innovative knowledge transfer. Currently, ZEI research covers two research areas:

  • European Governance and Regulation
  • Comparative Regional Integration.

ZEI offers postgraduate students an English-speaking Master in European Studies with a focus on governance and regulation. An international faculty guarantees highest scholarly standards, diverse methods and perspectives on politics, law and economics. Practical experts and excursions to the decision-making centers of European politics add to the international atmosphere at ZEI in Bonn. A ZEI degree supports an excellent entrance into the European job market.

ZEI was founded in 1995 on the basis of the Bonn-Berlin-law and by a decision of the Senate of Bonn University.

The University of Bonn is a research based University that operates internationally, actively seeks cooperation and sets clear subject priorities. Our academic profile is continually shaped by internationally recognised strengths. And over the forthcoming years, the University of Bonn is committed to further consolidating and enhancing this profile. We intend to achieve this by selectively redefining professorships as they become vacant, pursuing a consistent policy of appointments and further building upon the existing incentives relating to research activity.

Boasting almost 200 years of tradition, over 32,500 students and an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad, Bonn is without question one of Germany's leading universities. Our University is situated in a wonderful city where people are able to live that little bit better...

The tradition and direction of the University of Bonn is naturally determined by all those who make up the institution - i.e. those who teach, learn and research here. All such people benefit greatly from our carefully developed institutional profile:

  • Bonn is a research university that operates on an international level but in doing so we continually maintain our long standing traditions
  • We cooperate with a number of different universities and research establishments across the globe
  • We have developed unique teaching and research methods that have received worldwide recognition and acclaim
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Bonn

ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European graduates to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the EU's relations with other parts of the world. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies. The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEIĀ“s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European graduates to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the EU's relations with other parts of the world. Admission Requirements - An above-average and completed, career-qualifying higher education degree (minimum Bachelor) from a German or foreign academic higher education institution, preferably in law, economics, or political science, with at least 180 credit points (CPs) according to the ECTS system - Proof of very good verbal and written English skills (for details see below) - Proof of at least one year of practical work experience (also internships) - Commitment to EU affairs - In light of the thematic EU focus of the program, knowledge of another official EU language is beneficial Faculty The program's faculty comprises renowned academics and practitioners with strong international experience from different European countries. Leading experts in European integration studies and the international scientific community prepare students for a career in European institutions, the business sector or politics. ZEI Fellows are provided with teaching standards of the highest quality and benefit from an enriching diversity of methodological approaches. Every year, up to 32 ZEI Fellows start an exciting international career based on the profound and interdisciplinary knowledge which ZEI's Master program provides. [-]

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Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI)
Walter-Flex-Str. 3

Bonn, 53113 DE
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Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI)
Walter-Flex-Strasse 3

Bonn, North Rhine Westphalia, 53113 DE