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Back to the Alma Mater: Appointed Visiting Professor at the College of Europe!

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College of Europe

Following Alfonso’s cliffhanger, I guess it is my turn to share the good news with you: I have been appointed Visiting Professor at the College of Europe! I will be in charge of the seminar on Network Industries, which has been taught this year by Pierre Larouche and was run in the past by Damien Geradin. In practice, it means that I will be in Bruges a few times every year, and, of course, that I will get to see Alfonso and his family more often

As you may imagine, I am delighted about it. Bruges is a very special place for me. It is where I realised that I wanted to do a PhD (or rather, that the only thing I wanted to do is a PhD) and where I discovered a field that I loved and that came naturally to me (I chose not to study economics as an undergraduate, but I did not know that the most economic of legal disciplines would choose me).

You will hear alumni of the College say that it is a great experience for students (like Alfonso did here). And they are right. But I would say that it is even better as a first stop for aspiring academics. During my time as an assistant there, I had complete freedom to read, think and write. On the other hand, being in contact with top academics and practitioners helped me develop a good understanding of the legal system and an instinct for meaningful research questions. The prospect of being closer to (and part of) that unique atmosphere is very exciting.

Have a very good weekend!

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

20 May 2016 at 2:46 pm

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  1. Congratulations and well deserved!! Was a pleasure to attend the first Chilling Competition conference last year!


    22 May 2016 at 2:53 pm

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