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The Academic Board ensures the academic quality of the postgraduate programme. It is composed of:

Dr Matthias Waechter CIFE Berlin Nizza EU Studies History


Dr Matthias Waechter, Director General, Centre international de formation européenne, Nice

Dr Helgard Fröhlich CIFE Berlin Vienna History


Dr Helgard Fröhlich, Programme Director, Centre international de formation européenne, Berlin

Prof Dr András Inotai Budapest CIFE Economics Hungary


Prof Dr András Inotai, Institute for World Economics, Budapest 

Prof Dr Dr h.c. Ingolf Pernice CIFE HIIG WHI


Prof Dr Dr h.c. Ingolf Pernice, Director, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin

Prof Dr Wolfgang Wessels CIFE IEP Cologne EU


Prof Dr Wolfgang Wessels, Jean-Monnet Chair, Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies, University of Cologne


The Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) organises the Executive Master in EU Studies under the supervision of its Academic Board.

CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.

Within the Erasmus+ Programme the European Commission  supports six European institutions of higher education, each contributes in a specific way to “promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide.”  One of these institutions is CIFE, the Centre international de formation européenne.

Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its programmes, which lead to a degree at Master level (EQF 7) recognised by the French state. The graduates of CIFE’s Master programmes work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, business managers, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, academic experts and many more.

Eramsus+ Programme CIFE Support

Erasmus+ Programme

The project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European CommissionThe project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.