Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars at the College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin campus

Call for applications

The College of Europe encourages researchers interested in European studies to apply as visiting scholars. It offers a stimulating international academic environment and a Library which is highly specialized on European Union affairs.

Visiting scholars are typically professors who would like to spend their sabbatical leave at the College of Europe or senior researchers who wish to come to the College of Europe for a period of time with the objective of conducting research for a post-doctoral project. The stay at the College can be from one month up to an entire academic year.


The application letter in either English or French should be addressed to the Director of the Academic Service of the College of Europe (thierry.monforti [at] who will submit it to the Academic Council for consideration. The application should specify the motivation, research interest and preferred time of stay and be accompanied by a detailed CV. Each visiting scholar should preferably obtain an affiliation with one of the study programmes at the Bruges Campus, Belgium, or at the Natolin (Warsaw) Campus, Poland.


Normally visiting scholars come with their own external funding but the College of Europe may contribute in kind by allowing the use of its facilities such as:

  • library privileges
  • free internet access
  • free printing, scanning and photocopying
  • meals at staff prices in the College restaurant
  • office space in a College building, subject to availability
  • a College room or apartment at a reduced rate, subject to availability
  • attendance of College events.

Contribution to College life

Visiting scholars should contribute to the extent possible to the academic activities of the Department with which they will be associated. A bench fee of 250 € per month would be charged in case of no specific academic contribution. In agreement with the Director of Studies, their contribution may, for instance, take the form of offering a guest lecture, sharing their expertise with the students, or participating in conferences organised at the College. Visiting scholars are expected to note their academic affiliation with the College at any conference presentations they may undertake during their stay at the College of Europe and in any publications that may arise from it. At the end of their stay, they should submit a short report about their activities to the Rector.


Current Visiting Scholar(s)

Bin YE

Bin YE is Associate Professor  and Deputy Director of Department of EU Legal Studies at the Institute of European Studies, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He obtained his PhD in International Private Law from the Wuhan University in Wuhan, China. He was a visiting student in University of Paris II, France (2007-2008). He was a Jean Monnet postdoctoral fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre in the European University Institute (2014-2015).  He has been selected as Secretary-General of the Chinese Association for European Legal Studies of the Chinese Association of European Studies since November 2016.
He is currently visiting scholar at the EU-China Research Centre, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe until November 2017. He is doing researches on the EU’s investment law, specifically on the EU’s proposal on creating investment court system and recently proposed EU regulation on establishing FDI screening mechanism.
His articles have appeared, among others, on “EU’s Proposal on ISDS for TTIP Negotiation: Challenges and the Way Forward”, “EU’s New Trade Agreement Policy in Legal Perspective”, “EU-US Bilateral Agreements and Sino-EU Bilateral Agreements”, “Legal Developments in EU Economic Governance and Fiscal Integration in the Context of the European Debt Crisis”, “The Legal Status and Institutional Structure of the EEAS”, “Ten Years of China’s EU Law Studies”, “The New Development of EU Private International Law: Expansion of EU’s Competence and Its Europeanisation”. He published his monograph on the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court (China Social Sciences Press, 2013).  He translated Prof. Francis Snyder’s The European Union and China, 1949-2008: Basic Documents and Commentary into Chinese with his colleagues (Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2013). He also translated the EU’s Fiscal Compact into Chinese.

Professor Özlem TERZI

Özlem TERZI is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul University. She is, inter alia, the author of The Influence of the European Union on Turkish Foreign Policy (Ashgate, 2013). She obtained her PhD in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. She was a DAAD research scholar and junior fellow at the ‘Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung’ (ZEI), University of Bonn. She studied as a Jean Monnet scholarship holder at the London School of Economics, where she received her MSc in European Studies. She also holds an MSc in International Relations from METU and a BSc in International Relations from Ankara University. Her research interests include EU foreign policy and diplomacy, global governance, EU-Turkey relations and Turkish foreign policy. Professor TERZI as visiting scholar in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies for the academic year 2017-18.

Magnolia PARDO

Magnolia PARDO is a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional & Administrative Law at the University of Murcia´s Law School (Spain). Since 2014, Dr. Pardo serves as the Law School´s Vice-Dean for Administrative and Political Studies and currently leads the Spanish Unit within the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. She also serves as Deputy Director for the Chair of Social Economy at the University of Murcia. Previously, she acted as a Public Prosecutor.
Dr. Pardo´s research works have dealt with General Constitutional and Administrative Law; Judicial activity; judicial remedies; European Law; Fundamental Rights; religious freedom; Bioethics; e-Administration; Dat Protection; Big Data and healthcare; Public Sector Information; and Social and Collaborative Economy. She has provided consultancy services to several Spanish and European administrations, including the European Commission, by means of competitive research projects.  
Dr. PARDO has delivered lectures and conducted research abroad in France (Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne and Toulouse), United Kingdom (Cambridge, Oxford and Belfast), Belgium (Catholique de Louvain and Gent), The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Cyprus, Italy (Naples “L´Orientale”, Bergamo and Torino), Portugal (Porto), Croatia (Rijeka-Opatika), Israel (Jerusalem and Eilat) and the USA (Loma Linda).
She is currently visiting scholar at the College of Europe European Legal Studies department until December 2017.



Previous Visiting Fellow(s)

Anthony Luzzatto GARDNER

Former US Ambassador to the EU, Mr Anthony Luzzatto GARDNER, spent three months as a visiting fellow at the College of Europe Bruges campus. He participated in College events, writing, did public speaking and held regular office hours for students who were able to learn from his valuable experience and knowledge. 

It was a great opportunity for the College of Europe to have the ambassador in our midst, especially in light of the launching of a brand new Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs and during times of uncertainty regarding the transatlantic relationship.

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