The Institute for European Global Studies is a research institution subordinated to the rector’s office at the University of Basel. As an interdisciplinary institute, it combines research and teaching in an area that was defined as one of the university’s strategic foci for the upcoming performance periods.

On 1 April 2013, Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch resumed the management of the Institute for European Global Studies. The scientific profile of the institution follows an interdisciplinary approach and is shaped by four professorships from the faculties of law, economics and the humanities. 

  • As a research platform, the Institute for European Global Studies is open to visiting fellows and visiting professors looking for project hosting opportunities or being invited to the institute due to their research interests. Fellowships are open to researchers at the University of Basel as well as scholars and researchers from other universities.
  • The institute is committed to the support of young scholars on all levels of qualification. The Institute for European Global Studies offers sponsored- and assistant professorships, postdoc positions, positions as research assistants, as well as a doctoral program.
  • Numerous lecturers from Switzerland and abroad, coming from different disciplines and institutions, are teaching particularly in the postgraduate program (Master of Advanced Studies in European Integration). In addition to that, they bring their research competencies to the institution, participate in the debates of the institute and are involved in the conceptualization of collaborative research.
  • The administration at the Institute for European Global Studies ensures the coordination of the different functions of the institution. The administrative team coordinates curricula, advises students, supports lecturers and visiting fellows and organizes events.
  • The foundation board and the friends of the institute (Förderverein) support the various activities of the Institute for European Global Studies. They do so in particular by regularly providing scholarships to support students as well as research contributions.