Schindler Junior Scholars


The Institute for International and Comparative Constitutional Law has launched a programme for the promotion of excellent doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the fields of international, European and comparative constitutional law. The core of the programme consists of two workshops per semester that are devoted to the discussion of the Junior Scholars’ research projects as well as academic publications. The workshops will be directed by the respective Dietrich Schindler Lecturer and a member of the Institute. The programme lasts one year and is meant to foster the academic exchange with internationally renowned experts in the field.


Please send your application for the academic year 2022/2023:

by 31 July 2022 to: (including one pdf-file with a motivation letter, a CV and university transcripts).

The Junior Scholars Programme is also open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from other Swiss universities.





We are delighted that Prof. Bernhard Schlink (Berlin) and Prof. Oona Hathaway (Yale) have agreed to be Schindler Lecturers for the academic year 2021/22.

This year's Junior Scholars are Julia Meier, Monika Plozza, Daniel Quiroga-Villamarín and Nils Reimann. Congratulations!


Julia Meier

Julia Meier

Studies at the University of Zurich, the University of Lausanne and at the Hong Kong University (LL.M.); research stay at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg; Doc.CH-dissertation project on the function of the concept of 'mandatory provisions of international law' in the Federal Constitution

Monika Plozza

Monika Plozza

Studies at the University of Lucerne and the University of Edinburgh; dissertation project on "The Human Right to Science"; currently working as teaching and research assistant at the University of Lucerne in the fields of public law and international law

Daniel Quiroga-Villamarín

Daniel Quiroga-Villamarín

Studies at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID); Doc.CH-dissertation project on "Architects of the Better World’: The Birth of the International Conference Complex (1918-1998)"

Nils Reimann

Nils Reimann

Studies at the Universities of Zurich and Hamburg; research stays at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the University College London; dissertation project on "Foreign Electoral Interference: Normative Implications in Light of International Law, Human Rights and Democratic Theory"; teaching and research assistant in public law at the University of Zurich

Schindler Junior Scholars 2020-2021


- Ana Luísa Bernardino

- Aliénor Nina Burghartz

- Anna Forgacs

- Leo Tiberghien


Schindler Junior Scholars 2019-2020


- Katja Achermann

- Odile Ammann

- Damian Cueni

- Florian Weber