Year group: 2008
Degree: MPhil and PhD, International Relations
Home country: Germany
Current position: Adjunct Professor, Vesalius College and Senior Analyst at the Global Governance Institute
Hubertus received a Cambridge European Bursary in 2008 which enabled him to study for a MPhil and PhD in International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Previously he graduated with a degree in Politics and Management from the University of Konstanz.
Whilst in Cambridge, Hubertus served on the Darwin College Students Association, the Cambridge International Studies Association and worked in the European Commission-funded research project on Multilateralism and the EU in the contemporary global order for Professor Christopher Hill. He also found time to go sailing with the Cambridge University Yacht Club.
Talking about his time at Cambridge, Hubertus says "Cambridge allowed me to pursue my passion in research, focusing on European security and defence, conflict studies and cooperation between the European Union, NATO and the United Nations in post-conflict reconstruction, peacekeeping and peacebuilding". Hubertus’ PhD focused on the EU’s civilian crisis management operations in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo) and the DR Congo (EUPOL and EUSEC DR Congo).
Hubertus is very grateful to the University and his supervisor as he managed to combine his degree with research for a year at the University of Oxford and also the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He was encouraged and supported by the Faculty in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge to carry out extensive research in Kosovo and the Balkans as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo for his PhD.