Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) is an English-speaking joint doctoral programme of the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).

FU Berlin is a research university with particular focus on the humanities and social sciences, and is one of Germany's most recognized universities. The Hertie School is Germany’s leading public policy school with a strong emphasis on the link between research and practice. The WZB is one of Europe’s largest and most reputed social science research institutions. All three institutions have a particularly strong competence in teaching and research on European and international institutions. BTS doctoral students and postdocs are tightly integrated into the research infrastructure of the three institutions.




PLATO PhD candidates

Julien Bois

ESR4 (interface mechanisms)

PhD project: Endangered judicial legitimacy in times of political turmoil: the European Court of Justice between law and politics during the great recession of Europe

Gil Thompson

ESR1 (core state powers)

PhD project: Learning Europe at its borders: how deployments to migration hotspots affect Europeans’ understandings of themselves and society


Markus Jachtenfuchs

Professor of European and Global Governance, HSoG

Markus Jachtenfuchs' research includes European Integration, institutional and state power in the EU, global governance and EU multilevel governance. He has received several awards and fellowships for his academic work, including the Excellence Award in Teaching and Citizenship (2013/14) and the Dean Prize for excellence in teaching (2011), both at Hertie School of Governance.

Among his recent publications are The end of the eurocrats’ dream: adjusting to European diversity, co-edited with Damian Chalmers and Christian Joerges (Cambridge University Press, 2016), ‘Federal challenges and challenges to federalism' special issue co-edited with John Erik Fossum (Journal of European Public Policy, 2017) and ‘More integration, less federation: the European integration of core state powers’ with Philipp Genschel (Journal of European Public Policy, 2016).

Mark Dawson

Professor of European Law and Governance, HSoG

Mark Dawson is currently researching the relationship between law and policy-making in the EU, and his expertise covers EU governance and regulation, EU institutional law and social law, and economic governance in the EU.

His recent publications include The governance of EU fundamental rights (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Beyond the crisis: the governance of Europe’s economic, political, and legal transformation, co-edited with Christian Joerges and Henrik Enderlein (Oxford University Press, 2015) and ‘The legal and political accountability structure of post-crisis EU economic governance’ (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2015).

Henrik Enderlein

Professor of Political Economy, HSoG

Henrik Enderlein is also Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin. During the current academic year 2017-2018 he is a Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research focuses on economic policy-making in the EU, in particular the European Central Bank (ECB), the EU budget, and the financial crises. Enderlein has worked as an economist in the ECB and (from 2013-2017) been a member of the advisory board to Germany’s Fiscal Stability Council.

His key publications include The Governance Report 2015, co-edited with Mark Dawson and Christian Joerges (Oxford University Press), Handbook of multi-level governance, co-edited with Sinja Wälti and Michael Zürn (Edward Elgar, 2010), and ‘What explains sovereign debt litigation?’, with Julian Schumacher and Cristoph Trebesch (Journal of Law and Economics, 2015).

Twitter: @henrikenderlein

Published Oct. 2, 2017 3:53 PM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2018 10:32 AM