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Alina Thieme, M.A.

Alina Thieme is a research associate at CETEUS, University of Cologne. She was holding the position as Executive Manager of CETEUS from 2018 until late 2019. In this time she was active as programme manager for the establishment of the Master European and International Affairs at the Turkish German University in Istanbul, which is funded by the DAAD. Moreover, she was the programme manager for EUCOPAS, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and for PROTEUS, an interdisciplinary teaching programme for MA students. In addition, Alina was the project manager of MONTEUS, a Jean Monnet Chair for Turkey and European Union Studies.

Alina graduated from the University of Cologne in 2017 with a MA in Political Science and spent a semester abroad at the University of Southern Denmark. Further, she is holding a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science (Major) and Economics (Minor) from the University of Cologne.

Her research interests include European integration, European asylum policy, and compliance with EU law.

Alina had been working for CETEUS/ Prof Wessels’ Jean Monnet Chair since 2015. As a student assistant, she conducted research, edited scientific publications for Prof Wessels, and supported the team in applying for the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network VIADUCT.


  • Turkish-German University (since September 2017)
  • EUCOPAS - Debating the European Union in Cologne and Paris, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (since January 2018)
  • PROTEUS - Programm für einen Orientierungskurs in Recht und Politik des EU-Systems (since January 2018)
  • MONTEUS - Jean Monnet Chair for Turkey and European Union Studies (since January 2018)


  • Summer Term 2018: Masterseminar Basismodul Seminar Politikwissenschaft V: The post-2020 EU budget and democratic norm violations –  a European Council simulation game (Sommerschule im Rahmen von PROTEUS und EUCOPAS)
  • Winter Term 2017/2018: Bachelorseminar 14335.207 Schwerpunktmodul Seminar Politikwissenschaft I: Verhandlungssimulation EU-Türkei-Gipfel (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels, Linda Dieke und Alina Thieme)
  • Winter Term 2017/2018: Die Zukunft der EU: Differenzierte Integration als Weg aus der Krise? (Seminar für Senioren- und Gashörerstudierende der Universität zu Köln)