Dr. Yoan Vilain is the new acting Head of the International Department

Image Yoan VilainDr. Yoan Vilain has taken over as acting Head of the International Department on June 15, 2020. Mr. Vilain is a French and German lawyer and has many years of experience in setting up and managing international master's and doctoral programmes. Since 2012 he was academic director of the European Law School and since 2018 of the Graduate Center of the Faculty of Law. He researches and teaches mainly in the field of public law and comparative law. He completed his law studies in Lyon, Paris and Berlin and subsequently obtained his doctorate at the Sorbonne. He has received several awards for his academic work, including the Parliament Prize of the German Bundestag and the French Assemblée Nationale (2017).

After eight years at Humboldt University, Mr. Vilain is now taking over his new role: "Due to my biography, my research interests and my previous work at this university, internationalization is very close to my heart. I am pleased to be able to tackle this together with the team of the department. In doing so, the lively dialogue and service-oriented cooperation with the faculties is particularly important to me, and I will certainly benefit from my previous experience as a researcher at out university. In the coming period, I would like to continue the proven international programmes of our department and further expand the research-oriented internationalization."