New visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome visiting researcher MyonJung Kim. Mr. Kim is the Director General of the Korea-EU Research Center (KERC), a roof organization for various Korean institutions in Brussels. He is also a principal researcher at the National Research Foundation (NRF, equivalent of the FNRS), Korean representative at the EU Horizon 2020 National Contact Point, and national coordinator of the ERC ‘Science with and for Society’ programme.

Mr. Kim holds a Master in European Studies from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) as well a PhD in Politics with a thesis on Democracy in the EU from Yonsei University, both located in Seoul, Korea.

His research at the IEE-ULB

Visiting researcher MyonJung Kim wishes to collaborate with the IEE and its affiliates on the research themes ‘Europe as a community of norms and values’ and ‘Europe as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’, offering a comparative perspective of Korea and other Asian countries as well as an analysis of Korea-Europe relations. He is particularly interested in the theme ‘Democracy in the EU as a supranational regime and its alternative’. His one-year research stay under the supervision of Prof. François Foret will also allow him to explore possible collaborations and promote cooperation at the institutional level (e.g. a collaboration between the IEE and the NRF).

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor.

Applications should be send to Prof.,, and Dr.

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the dates are:

  • in 2020: 25 August, 19 October
  • in 2021: 7 January, 16 March, 11 May


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Jozefien Van Caeneghem at