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Welcome to the European Politics Research Group

The group is headed by Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig and based at ETH Zürich and the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS).

CIS News


ETH Zurich’s Energy Politics Group joins CIS as a new member

The Energy Politics Group (EPG), led by Prof. Tobias Schmidt, will join CIS as of August 1, 2015. The group was established in February 2015 and investigates the interaction of public policy and its underlying politics with technological change in the energy sector. EPG’s research, which has a global focus, contributes to the two CIS research themes Markets and Politics as well as Sustainable Development. Read more 


Tina Freyburg now full professor of Comparative Politics at University of St. Gallen

Former CIS PhD student Tina Freyburg will start her new position as full professor of Comparative Politics at the University of St Gallen in August 2015. Prior to her move back to Switzerland, she has worked as assistant, then associate professor at the University of Warwick and spent a Max Weber year at the European Union Institute (EUI) in Florence. Read more 

EUP News


EUP group member Dr. Thomas Winzen currently Visiting Scholar at Harvard University

EUP Group member Dr. Thomas Winzen has been appointed Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (01.09.2015- 29.02.2016). During his stay he will be working on a project on the engagement of parliamentarians and parties with the politics and policy-making of the European Union. On behalf of the EUP Group, we'd like to congratulate Thomas on this milestone! Read more 


New EUP website has gone live!

The newly migrated website is now online. We hope to bring you interesting articles, features, news and events from the world of the EUP group. We're also interested in your comments and feedback! Read more 

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