Academic Chairs

College of Europe Google Chair in Digital Innovation

Digital innovation is permeating a growing number of sectors of the economy, reshaping the way we live, work, interact. On the one hand, many markets are being disrupted and re-intermediated as a result of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Internet of Things, distributed ledgers such as blockchain, sensors and robotics. On the other hand, policymakers find it increasingly difficult to keep track of this evolution given the breath-taking pace of innovation, and the challenge of dealing with algorithms, collective intelligence, and often a patchy and uncertain set of legal rules. The College of Europe Chair in Digital Innovation will explore the impact of technological development on policymaking, with emphasis on the EU in a global context.

College of Europe European Energy Policy Chair

The College of Europe responded to the high and ever-growing relevance of energy policy for the European and global agendas through the creation of the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy Policy. The activities of the Chair make the College a European hub for teaching, researching and discussing strategic energy policy. » more information

European Civilization Chair

Thanks to the support of the European Union, and in particular the European Parliament, the Natolin campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw created the European Civilization Chair in memory of Professor Bronisław Geremek †. The mission of the Chair is to teach and encourage reflection on recent European history within the wider context of European Civilization, in the conviction that understanding Europe's past helps us to imagine and shape Europe's future. In particular, there is a focus on twentieth-century Europe's division and reunification. This is in keeping both with Professor Geremek's achievements as a medieval historian and the role he played in Poland and in Europe both before and after the fall of Communism.  » more information

European Neighbourhood Policy Chair

Rooted in an initiative by the European Parliament, the Natolin campus of the College of Europe created the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair which became operational on 1 July 2012. The mission of the Chair is to teach and encourage reflection on EU and EU member states' foreign policies towards the EU’s eastern and southern neighbourhood and to familiarize students with the multi-facetted security-related, political and socio-economic developments and structures in both neighbourhoods.   » more information

Jan Tinbergen Chair for European Economics

Chair held by Béatrice DUMONT, Director of Studies of the European Economic Studies Programme.

Fulbright-NATO Security Studies Chair

The Fulbright-NATO Security Studies award allows the grantee to spend a semester at the College of Europe, teaching courses in the European Political and Governance Studies programme and in the International Relations and Diplomacy programme as well as advise students for their thesis.  » more information

Fulbright-Schuman Chair in US-EU Relations

The Fulbright Schuman Programme funds the Chair in US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges. This ten-month fellowship allows the grantee to pursue independent research in one semester. In the other semester, he/she will lead a course in the framework of a Master's programme to a very select and international group of postgraduate students. This course will help promote the students' understanding of relations between the US and the EU.  » more information