Uwe Puetter is Professor at the Department of Public Policy (DPP) and Director of the Center for European Union Research (CEUR). He also holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy and Governance awarded by the European Commission.
From 2006 to 2008 Uwe Puetter served as first Head of DPP. Originally he had joined Central European University in September 2004 as an Assistant Professor of the newly created Master's Program in Public Policy (MPP). In the context of the MA and PhD degree programs he is teaching courses on European integration, comparative politics and socio-economic governance.
He received his PhD from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland/UK. Specialising in the area of comparative European politics, international relations and European political economy he carried out the first comprehensive institutional analysis of the so-called Eurogroup - the informal circle of finance ministers coordinating the economic policies of the euro area countries. For his research on the Eurogroup Uwe Puetter has received the 'Lord Bryce Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations/ Comparative Studies in 2003-2004' awarded by the Political Studies Association in the United Kingdom, and the 'Ernst B. Haas Prize' sponsored by the European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Studies Association.
His research monograph 'The Eurogroup' was published with Manchester University Press in 2006. In 2009 he published the book 'Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik der EU' (The economic and social policy of the EU) with UTB.
The main research interests of Uwe Puetter are in the fields of comparative European politics and European integration studies. He has a particular interest in processes of institutional change in the enlarged European Union, both at the national and European level. His current research concentrates on the transformation of intergovernmental relations in the European Union after the Maastricht Treaty. It analyses the new role of the European Council and the Council in decision-making.
Together with Andrea Lenschow at the University of Osnabrück Uwe Puetter has organised the international conference 'Enlargement - five years after: The state of European integration and new challenges for the discipline' in May 2009. In the context of the ECPR Joint Sessions in Münster which took place in March 2010 he organised together with Dermot Hodson at Birkbeck College, London the workshop 'Contested policies: European socio-economic governance and the global economic crisis'. During the academic year 2008-09 Uwe Puetter was a Visiting Fellow with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin.
Uwe Puetter has served on the Committee of the 'University Association for Contemporary European Studies' (UACES) from 2007-2009 and is a member of the 'Sprecher/innen'-team which coordinates the 'Arbeitskreis Integrationsforschung' of the 'Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft' (AKI-DVPW) - the working group on European integration research of the German Association for Political Science. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the European Political Science Review.