Students

Our students are English-speaking young professionals from all over the world who plan to enter positions in EU institutions, international organizations, national adminstrations, NGOs or national/multinational companies. Every year ZEI welcomes participants from many different countries. The small class allows for comprehensive individual support as well as for a close student network.

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Class size

14

Nationalities

31

Average age

Meet the Class of 2023

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Nationality: German

Languages: German, English, French, Chinese

Education:

  • B.A. in Politics, Administration, International Relations, Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen, Germany
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Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Languages: Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, English and German

Education: Bachelor of Laws

Work experience:

  • Outreach Consultant, Facilitator and Assistant to the Lead Monitor – Project: “Reducing harmful social media discourse in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
  • Research Assistant – Research Project: “Toleration”, University of Harvard
  • Project Associate and Facilitator – Project: “Citizens Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Intern, European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Nationality: Chilean

Languages: Spanish, English, German, Italian and French

Education:

  • Lawyer (Minors: Human Rights, Law and Institutions of the EU; Diplomas: International Studies, Natural Resources Law, Minor in Energy and Public Assets), accredited at Chilecompra (acquisition of public assets certification in state administration)

Work experience

  • Commission Lawyer at CMS Abogados
  • Advisor Lawyer at Ministry of Energy
  • Advisor lawyer at Ministry of Education
  • advisor lawyer at Subsecretary of Social Socurity (Ministry of Labour and Social Security), Regional Ministerial Secretary of Labour and Social Security of metropolitan Region of Santiago ((Ministry of Labour and Social Security))

International Experience:

  • Exchange in New York at EF
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Nationality: Chinese

Languages: Chinese, English

Education:

  • B.A. Violin Performance, Pedagogy
  • Master of Music of Violin Performance
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Cincinnati, USA
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Nationality: Azerbaijan

Languages: Azerbaijan, English, Russian, Turkish, currently learning German

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree at Khazar University

Work experience

  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Azerbaijan
  • Financial Studies Center at Ministry of Economy of Republic of Azerbaijan
  • City Art Project Region Marketing and PR at Baku Farma LLC

International Experience:

  • Participation at Model United Nations in Italy
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Nationality: Australian, German

Languages: English, German, Italian

Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Languages (Hons), Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, the College of Law

Work experience:

  • Legal and Policy Officer, Australian Public Service
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Nationality: German

Languages: German, English, Spanish, French

Education:

  • Bachelor in International Management, Fachhochschule für Ökonomiue und Management Nuess, Neuss, Germany

Work experience:

  • Over 20 years of working experience, latest as Brand Executive OTP at BAT Germany GmbH
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Nationality: Indian

Languages: English, Hindi

Education:

  • BIS at University of Delhi, India
  • MBA at IPAG Business School Paris, France

Work experience

  • Technology and Business Development Professional
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Nationality: Nigerian

Languages: Yoruba

Education:

  • International Relations

Work experience

  • SAP DE (UA communication)

International Experience:

  • UNICEF Health education
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Nationality: Spanish

Languages: Spanish, Valencian, English, German

Education:

  • Bachelor in Sociology and Political Science at the Universitat de Valéncia

Work experience

  • Political Aide in Teruel Existe, Spain
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Nationality: Spanish

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, German

Education:

  • Double Master in MBA & Coaching and Leadership, ISEB (European Higher Institute of Barcelona)
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of Barcelona (with an ERASMUS at Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany)

Work experience

  • IT / Blockchain Consultant at RSM, Spain

International Experience:

  • Staff at Bodytech Fitness in Shropshire, England
  • Shop Assistant at the AGE UK Story, Market Draytonin Shropshire, England
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Nationality: Chilean

Languages: Spanish, English, German

Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws and State-approved Lawyer of University San Sebastián Chile
  • Diploma on Migration and Refugees Protection and Environmental Law of University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Work experience

  • Internship in Human Rights Department of Chilean Public Legal Assistance Office
  • Independent Lawyer for Migration and Refugee
  • Administrative Assistant at Laws School of University San Sebastián, Santiago, Chile

International Experience:

  • Foreign Studies in Law School at University of Bayreuth, Germany
Avinash Singh
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Nationality: Indian

Languages: English, Hindi

Education:

  • BBA.LLB (Public Law)
  • LLM (Commercial Law)

Work experience:

  • Partner, Triumphus Law Offices LLP (Lucknow) India
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Symbiosis International University, Pune (India)
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar (India)
  • Research Assistant, IIM Lucknow

International Experience:

  • Presented research papers at several international conferences (Europe, Malaysia, India)
  • Founding Editor, Global Sports and Policy Review (www.g-spr.com)
  • Certificate Courses from various International Organizations (UN, World Bank Group, WIPO)

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avinashsngh/

Aydan Soltanli
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Nationality: Azerbaijan

Languages: Azerbaijan, English, Russian, Turkish, currently learning German

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree at Khazar University

Work experience

  • Waitress at Restaurant
  • Manager Assistant at Clinic
  • Voluntary Work: City Arts, Azerbaijan Youth Foundation

International Experience:

  • Participation at Model United Nations in Italy
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Nationality: Croatian

Languages: Croatian, English, German, French

Education:

  • Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
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Nationality: Canadian

Languages: English (Native), French (B1), German (B1)

Education:

  • BA (Honours) in History, Brandon University
  • MA in History, McGill University

Work experience:

  • Sessional Instructor in History at Brandon University
  • Legal Intern at Burch Law
  • Project Manager at the City of Brandon
  • Research Assistant at Brandon University
  • Heritage Presenter at Parks Canada Agency

International Experience:

  • Language Study Semester in France,
  • Work Abroad Year in Germany
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Nationality: Bulgarian

Languages: Bulgarian, Greek, English

Education:

  • Degree in History and archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Work experience

  • Historical work experience
  • Private lessons
  • Preparing students from the secondary level of education for PanHellenic Exams
  • Sales Representative in telecommunications company in Greece
  • Customer service as receptionist in Chalkidiki, Greece
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Nationality: South African

Languages: English, Afrikaans, German (Basic), Dutch (Basic), Spanish (Basic)

Education:

  • MBA in CSR & NGO Management at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Science, Germany
  • Postgraduate Program in Accelerated Managerial Leadership at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Degree of Baccalaureus Technologiae (Environmental Health) and National Diploma in Environmental Health at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Work experience

  • currently working as independent consultant on sustainability and international development cooperation projects

International Experience:

  • co-creator of “The Sustainability Corner” in the Business and Financial Times (BFT) in Ghana
  • non-executive Board member on two Boards of Directors, Institute for Sustainable Education and Development (Germany) and The Corporate Awards (Cameroon)
  • working for various global/transnational companies in different sectors in different locations, i.e., BHP Billiton (Australia, DRC) - Mining, Vale (Brazil, Mozambique) - Mining, JCDecaux (France, 6 African countries) – Advertising/Media, ESRI (America, RSA) – GIS, Emthenjani-Kalstadt Kommun (Sweden) – Local Government & Development Cooperations
Laura Vasile
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Nationality:  USA

Languages: English, German

Education:

  • BA in Political Science (major) and Philosophy (minor) from The College of New Jersey, USA
  • Master’s Degree in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism, and Multiculturalism from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

Work experience: 

  • Interned at a nonprofit organization in New York City, USA
  • assisted in research and translation for a satellite image/big data/agricultural company in Germany
  • worked as a copywriter for a German internet provider
  • worked as a client communications copy editor at an international management consultancy

International Experience:

  • studied in the US, Italy, and Spain
  • worked in the US and Germany
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