The THESEUS Visiting Professorship was founded in 2007 at the University of Cologne. The objective of the professorship is to reinforce cooperation in the field of European integration research. It addresses each year scholars with a focus on European integration. He or she is supposed to analyse and assess academic, political, social, economic or cultural dimensions of European integration.


Each year the visiting professor teaches one Master seminar (in English, French or German) at the University of Cologne. The inaugural lecture aims at disseminating the transnational research discourse beyond the academic community to the interested public. The visiting scholar will be closely involved in the cultural and political life of the university and the city of Cologne.



Spring semester 2008:

Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec

Winter semester 2008/09:

Prof. Dr. François Bafoil

Spring semester 2009:

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Jabko

Winter semester 2009/10:

Prof. Dr. Christian Lequesne

Spring semester 2010:

Prof. Dr. Yves Surel

Winter semester 2010/11:

Prof. Dr. Jean Paul Jacqué

Spring semester 2011:

Prof. Dr. Renaud Dehousse

Winter semester 2011/12:

Prof. Dr. Olivier Costa

Spring semester 2012:

Prof. Dr. Sabine Saurugger

Winter semester 2013/14:

Dr. Olivier Rozenberg

Winter semester 2014/15:

Dr. Céline Belot

Spring semester 2015:

Prof. Dr. Emiliano Grossman

Winter semester 2015/16:

Prof. Dr. Fabien Terpan