The board is responsible for the acitivities of the WWU Centre for Europe. The board prepares the meetings of members, implements its resolutions and coordinates the activities of the WWU Centre for Europe. There are 4 regular board meetings per year as well as additional meetings when necessary. The board is constantly informed by the Managing Director from Brussels as well as the Coordinator in Münster.



Current Board of Directors (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Stephan Ludwig, Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Dr. Roman Walega (Brussels Office), Dr. Katrin Bergener (Münster Office)

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker (Spokesman of the Board)

    Jörg Becker is full professor and head of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Münster, Germany. He is the Academic Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) since 2004 and was prorector for strategic planning and quality assurance at the University of Münster from2008 till 2016. Since 2011 Jörg is honorary professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia. He is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences. His research and teaching areas include conceptual modelling, semantic modeling of business processes, business process management, information modeling, reference modeling, management information systems, retail and service research, and e-government. He has published more than 400 articles at international conferences and in scientific journals. In addition, he is the author / editor of several books and editor of several internationally renowned conferences and journals.

  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Ludwig

    Research at the Institute of Molecular Virology (headed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Ludwig) focusses on intracellular signal transduction pathways and their impact on viral infection and inflammation.
    The virological research is mainly focussed on influenza viruses, which still represent a serious problem worldwide. Aim of the work is - via gathering knowledge about the cellular processes which control virus replication - to learn more about viral reproduction strategies and to eventually find new targets for an antiviral intervention on the basis of cellular components.
  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

    Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is Professor of Educational Science with a focus on International and Comparative Education at the Institute of Education at WWU Münster and Visiting Professor at the University of Turku, Finland. His research interests include International and Comparative Education, Comparative Higher Education, International Comparative Research on Educational Policy, Educational Governance (international, digital). More recently, his work has focused on the emergence and expansion of a global education industry (GEI) and how it transforms conceptualizations of 'good' education. His research on (new) providers and policy actors in education aims to analyze the potential consequences for educational research, policy, and practice.
    Parreira do Amaral has participated in and led several national and international research projects. Currently, Parreira do Amaral is coordinating the Horizon Europe project Constructing Learning Outcomes in Europe: A multi-level analysis of (under)achievement in the life course (CLEAR,, funded by the European Commission.  Between 2016 and 2019, he coordinated the European research project Policies Supporting Young People in their Life Course. A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG_ADULLLT,, which was funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program.

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib

    Oliver Treib is Professor of Comparative Policy Research and Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Münster. He studied and obtained his doctorate at the University of Cologne. His professional career began as a doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He then worked as a research assistant and later as head of the Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and as an assistant professor at the University of Salzburg. His research revolves around the logic of policy-making and the changing lines of political conflict in the European multi-level system. His most important publications include "Complying with Europe: EU Harmonisation and Soft Law in the Member States" (Cambridge University Press 2005, with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber), "Compliance in the Enlarged European Union: Living Rights or Dead Letters?" (Ashgate, 2008, with G. Falkner and E. Holzleithner), "Die EU und ihre Bürger" (UTB 2011, with G. Tiemann and A. Wimmel) as well as articles in journals such as European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy or West European Politics.