Ingolf Pernice | Professor of European and International Law | Executive Master in EU Studies
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Prof. Ingolf Pernice


Prof. Pernice Ingolf European Law Berlin Nice

Ingolf Pernice teaches the courses European Law I - Basics of European (constitutional) Law and European Law II - Internal Market in the first year of the Executive Master in EU Studies.

Ingolf Pernice was born July 6, 1950 in Marburg/ Lahn. After studies in Marburg, Geneva, Bruges and Friburg he served as research assistant at the University of Augsburg, where he finished his doctorate. He was appointed and worked as administrator at the European Commission at the DG Competition (1980-83) and later as a Member of the Legal Service (1983-1992). He got his PhD at Bayreuth University in 1987, prepared during a special leave for research 1985-87.

He was appointed as Professor for Public, European and International Law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt in 1993. Since 1999 he is the editor of Schriftenreihe Europäisches Verfassungsrecht (Nomos, Baden-Baden), and member of the Advisory Board des Columbia Journal of European Law. In 1996 he was appointed as Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he got the chair for public law, international and European law. From 1997 to 2001 he served as a member of the "European Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development".

He founded the Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law of the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1997 where he is managing director since its foundation. Since 1998 he is the Dean for international relations of the Humboldt University Law Faculty. He was guest professor at Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales in 1998.

In 1999 he became a Member of the Europa-Kommission of the Bertelsmann-Foundation, and a member of the Scientific Directorate of the Institut für Internationale Politik, IEP, Berlin. As the coordinator of the European Constitutional Law Network ( he is also the editor of the series in which the results of the annual symposia of this network are published: ECLN-series (Nomos, Baden-Baden).

He has been also director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society until 2016.

He has published a great number of articles dealing with European competition law, European environmental law and, above all, with the constitutional process of the European Union, with focus on fundamental rights, competencies and institutions based on his concept of "multilevel constitutionalism".