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Patrick Bijsmans, Dr

Maastricht University, Political Science

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Patrick Bijsmans has appeared in national and international media, including Deutsche Welle, Il Sole 24 Ore, Rzeczpospolita, Süddeutsche Zeitung and To Vima.

Language Skills

  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch (native speaker)
  • German (basic)


Patrick Bijsmans is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University. His research interests include the European public sphere, media coverage of EU affairs, Euroscepticism, EU information and communication policies and EU transparency, and EU democracy, but also issues related to students' transition from high school to university. In 2015 he spent a few months as visiting researches at the University of Surrey. Patrick teaches courses in the field of European Studies at BA and MA level, including academic research and writing skills. He also coordinates the University Teaching Qualification trajectory for faculty teaching staff.