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Wolfgang Wessels | Academic Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels is the director of CETEUS since 2016. He holds a Jean Monnet Chair since 1994 and an “ad personam” Jean Monnet Chair since 2011.

He is vice-president of the consortium for the foundation of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul and academic leader of the MA programme “European and International Affairs”. He coordinates the research projects VIADUCT and “Turkey as an Energy Hub” (Stiftung Mercator).

He has long-standing teaching and training experience, e.g. at the College of Europe and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna and has published articles in several A-journals. His teaching and research is focused on the European Council.

He is the former chairman of the EU-wide network TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association) and chairman of the Institut für Europäische Politik.

As the academic coordinator, Wolfgang Wessels is responsible for the overall coherence of the project as well as the general conception and topical orientation.


Harun Suratlı | Project Manager

Harun Suratlı is Executive Manager and Research Associate at CETEUS, University of Cologne. He is Programme Manager for the establishment of the Bachelor Politics and International Affairs at the Turkish German University in Istanbul, which is funded by the DAAD. Additionally, he is managing the EU funded project TRACK and PROTEUS, which is funded by Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds. He has been working for CETEUS since 2020.

In the TRACK project, Harun Suratlı is the project manager and responsible for the overall coordination of the project as well as for the creation of TRACK deliverables and organisation of TRACK events.