Promoting EU Studies at the University of Southampton
Dr Kamil Zwolski has created and maintains this website with the support of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme.
Its main purpose is to offer practical and user-friendly resources for higher education teachers in EU studies, specifically focusing on research-based teaching.
The website also serves as a communication hub for Dr Zwolski’s Jean Monnet Chair award, which he implements at the University of Southampton.
Dr Kamil Zwolski is Associate Professor in International Politics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Security Governance. He is also Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Zwolski’s latest book, European Security in Integration Theory (2018), shows how international integration theories developed after World War I (federalism and functionalism) should be revisited today, particularly in the context of the troubled European-Russian relations and the conflict in Ukraine.
Dr Zwolski is also leading the Department’s efforts in the area of teaching and learning innovation. He received the 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for introducing on-line simulation to the teaching and assessment of his International Relations Theory module.
In 2019, Dr Zwolski received the Southampton Students’ Union Academic Award for his innovative staff-students partnership initiative, allowing students to work with staff on assessment and feedback. For this initiative, Dr Zwolski was also announced the Finalist of the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards.
Teaching European security
The award allows to develop Southampton's Politics and International Relations (PAIR) Department as a world-leading hub for the study of European security governance
Researching European security
The award allows its holder, Dr Zwolski, conduct research on European security governance, with the main intended outcome being a new book to be published after the completion of the project.
The award allows Dr Zwolski to explore research-based teaching as a student-centred, active approach to teaching and learning in higher education.
In addition to European security, the award allows to promote the broader field of EU studies at the University of Southampton, most notably through the research-based module Imagining European Futures.