Heiko Prange-Gstöhl

Dr. phil. Heiko Prange-Gstöhl

Senior Associate Researcher


Heiko is IES senior associated researcher since December 2017. Since October 2004 he has been working in various functions in the European Commission’s Research and Innovation DG. He has just finished a co-authored book on the EU’s long-term budget in times of crises, and is working on EU international S&T cooperation, incl. science diplomacy. During the winter/summer terms 2017/2018, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Siegen (DE) and the University of Liechtenstein teaching on the EU's multiple crises. Heiko previously was a senior researcher in comparative political science at the Technical University Munich (as member of the DFG´s Special Research Center 536 "Reflexive Modernisation"), a visiting lecturer in International Politics at Humboldt-University Berlin, a senior researcher in European economic integration at the Liechtenstein-Institut, and a researcher in international political science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He holds a diploma in Economics from Bremen University, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and a Habilitation in Political Science (Dr. habil.) from the Technical University Munich.


The politics of the EU´s long-term budget; EU science, research and innovation policies; EU external governance

Recent publications:

____(2019) The European Union´s Long-Term Budget in Times of Crises, Nomos (with Robert Kaiser).

____(2019) "The EU’s Approach to Transatlantic Science and Research Relations: Between ‘Laissez Faire’ and ‘Science Diplomacy’", in: European Foreign Affairs Review, Special Issue: Broadening Soft Power in EU-US Relations, ed. by Simon SCHUNZ, Gilles SCOTT-SMITH, Luk VAN LANGENHOVE (forthcoming).

___ (2018) “The External Engagement of the European Union in Science and Research: Towards EU Science Diplomacy?”, in: Chad DAMRO/Sieglinde GSTŐHL and Simon SCHUNZ (eds.), The European Union’s Evolving External Engagement: Towards New Sectoral Diplomacies?, Abingdon, Routledge, pp. 153-172.

___ (2017) “The Future of the EU Budget – Perspectives for the Funding of Growth-Oriented Policies post-2020”, SIEPS Policy Brief 2017:6 (with Robert Kaiser).

___ (2017) “Multilevel Systems of Innovation”, in: Elias G. CARAYANNIS (ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, New York, Springer (2nd edition), doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6616-1_311-2 (with Robert Kaiser).