Prof. dr. Thomas Christiansen

Professor of European Institutional Politics

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science


Phone number: +31 43 388 2063

Location: B. 136, Grote Gracht 90-92


Thomas Christiansen is Jean Monnet Professor of European Institutional Politics and was Co-Director of the former Maastricht Centre for European Governance (MCEG) which has merged with CERiM. He is Executive Editor (with Simon Duke) of the Journal of European Integration, co-editor (with Sophie Vanhoonacker) of the ‘European Administration Governance’ book series at Palgrave Macmillan and member of the board of the Research Committee on European Unification of the International Political Science Association (IPSA-RC3).

He acts as academic coordinator of the Observatory of National Parliaments after Lisbon (OPAL, and of the Jean Monnet Research Group on EU-Asia Relations (GEAR, He has published widely on different aspects of European integration and is co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations (2013), jointly with Emil Kirchner and Philomena Murray.

Prof. dr. Ellen Vos

Professor of European Union Law

Faculty / Department
Law, International and European Law


Phone number: +31 43 3883124

Location: C 2.317-b – Bouillonstraat 1-3

Ellen Vos is Professor of European Union Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. She is co-director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law of Maastricht University. She is research coordinator of the research programme Integration, Differentiation and Flexibility: New Perspectives on EU Law and Policy under the umbrella of the Ius Commune Research school, in which scholars from Utrecht University, Amsterdam University and Leuven University participate.

Ellen Vos studied law at the Universities of Utrecht and Bologna. She was a trainee at the European Commission, the European Consumer Organisation and the European Court of Justice. She wrote and obtained her Ph.D. in Law at the European University Institute in Florence. She was a Jean Monnet fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (Florence). From September 2001 until September 2005 she served as the Director of the advanced master programme in comparative, European and International law, Magister Iuris Communis programme of the Law Faculty of the Maastricht University.