University of Konstanz
Department of Politics and Public Administration
University of Konstanz is an institution of higher education characterised by a strong focus on interdisciplinary research, flat hierarchies and efficient administrative structures. The University of Konstanz ranks amongst the strongest research Universities in Germany. Equally, the Department of Politics and Public Administration is ranked among the top German political science departments and specialises in empirical analytical research and education on questions of European and international politics, conflict, policy-making, public administration as well as political methodology.
Professor of Political Science and International Politics
Head of WP4 Public opinions, debates and reforms
Dirk Leuffen is Professor of Political Science and Vice-rector for research and academic staff development at the University of Konstanz. Leuffen is a leading scholar in the field of (differentiated) European integration and his book on differentiated integration (co-authored with F. Schimmelfennig and B. Rittberger) is considered a standard introduction to differentiated integration. In addition, Leuffen has published widely on EU decision-making, comparative regional integration and the interlinkages between domestic and international politics in leading journals of the discipline such as European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies or the European Journal of Political Research.