Ph.D. Coursework

In Training Phase I EXACT implements a set of six Ph.D. courses for all EXACT fellows in order to teach key academic and scientific skills with a view to preparing the academic thesis and introducing the fellows into basic skills for the professional training. The courses are part of the Ph.D. studies at the University of Cologne, but are partly carried out at different places (Brussels, Berlin, Enschede). Thus, the local expertise at the University of Cologne is complemented by the inclusion of four Visiting Scientists top strengthen the inter-disciplinary and trans-national focus of the join training programme.

The six Ph.D. courses are:

Prof. W. Wessels „Extended analysis of research issues concerning European integration”
  • Current research on European integration
  • Discussion and presentation of PhD projects
  • Guest lectures
    • Jean Paul Jacqué (Trans European Policy Studies Association, Secretary General)
    • Ramses Wessel (University of Twente)
    • Hüseyin Bagci (Middle East Technical University Ankara)
    • Alfred Tovias (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    • Anne Faber (Europa-Universität Viadrina)

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Prof. W. Wessels „Theories, strategies and polity of European integration”
  • Theories and strategies of European integration
  • Institutional architecture of the EU system
  • ALIS (assumptions, logics, institutions, strategies)

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Dr. E. Regelsberger “Professional approaches to Foreign and Security Policy”
  • Legal framework and practical application of the CFSP
  • Designing and conducting an expert seminar
  • Work in a think-tank perspective

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Dr. A. Faber „ Methodological approaches to research”
  • Elaboration of research design
  • Research methods in the social sciences (case studies, comparing, expert interviews, observation, general principles of “good science”)

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Prof. A. Wessel „ EU institutional law”
  • EU legal institutional set-up since the Treaty of Lisbon
  • External competences under Lisbon
  • Legal personality and treatymaking competences
  • The legal position of the EU in other international organizations

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Prof. A. Tovias „ Economics of European integration”
  • Theories of international and European economics
  • Fiscal federalism
  • Economics within international organizations WTO, IMF, World Bank etc.

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EXACT - Marie Curie ITN on EU External Action
Technical contact:
Aline Bartenstein
Wulf Reiners
changed: 28. March 2011
created:  7. January 2011