Marc Arwed Rutke


Marc Arwed Rutke (MAR), born in Kamen (close to beautiful Dortmund ;-), was schooled in Germany and New Zealand and studied/worked in Thailand, the UK, Canada, Japan and Namibia.

Dipl. ACG Senior College of New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand; B.A. Hons. in Politics & International Relations at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK; M.A. in International Relations (with distinction) at Queen´s University in Kingston (Ontario), Canada on a University Funded Scholarship and Teaching/Research Assistantship.

Prior to joining the Euroculture "Family", Arwed worked for a number of organisations in Japan (mostly in the Kansai region), at an architectural firm in Germany and has done voluntary work for several organisations.

Coordinator and Supervisor of the transdisciplinary, international and inter-university project in Göttingen and board member of the EuCu Consortium Management Committee since 03/2008. Primarily, Arwed is dealing with and is responsible for the overall coordination and supervision as well as the management of finances, fundraising and networking.

Erasmus Mundus Action 3 Visiting Representative of the European Commission funded Euroculture Consortium at the UNAM in Mexico City for two months in 2008 and 20223; Liaison officer on a DAAD/Goettingen International Grant at the India Office of the University of Goettingen in Pune and various institutions in Mumbai and New Delhi in the fall of 2012, 2017/8 and senior researcher of the EU in Depth Project by the EU at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia in the fall of 2014. In the summer of 2017 once again Erasmus Mundus Visiting Representative of the European Commission at the University of Pune. Arwed also visited Japan on multiple occasions as he studied and worked there for 2 years, stays at our Research Track partner University of Osaka included.

Since 2013, Arwed is also the project leader of the DAAD/German Foreign Ministry (AA) project "Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World" and senior reseacher in the project "EUinDepth: European Identity, Cultural Diversity and Political Change" of the European Community.

Attended the Intensive Programmes in all the European partner universities and represented Euroculture and the University at organisations/institutions in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Belarus, Russia, the UK, Lithuania, Japan, India, Luxembourg, Namibia, Ukraine, Portugal, South Africa, the US and New Zealand. Arwed is also part of the European Studies IP Steering Committee.

Prime Supervision (Courses, Internships, Research Track(s) and MA Theses:

Current supervision covers the Euroculture modules on ''Europe in the Wider World'', ''Eurocompetences I: Studying and Working in Europe", "Eurocompetence II: Project Management" and "Eurocompetence III or Life after Euroculture''. He has also supervised multiple MA Theses (see selected list on the right hand side), the Euroculture module on the "Construction of Europe" and has taught "Introduction to Politics and Government" at Queen's University. Moreover, Arwed supervises and oversees/grades the placements (internships) in the Programme and is the contact person for the research track(s) @ Uni Osaka and Mexico City (UNAM).

Research Interests / Moderation / Discussions / Talks:

Foreign and Security Policy; European and German Politics; International Political Economy; Globalization and Global Governance; Russian; Chilean (his wife is from Valparaiso) and Japanese Politics.

Moderated discussions with guests, such as Jürgen Trittin (former Federal Minister for the Environment) on ''Energy Policies in Europe: Necessities and Challenges of a European Solution''; Dr. Heiko Hesse (Senior Economist at the IMF in Washington DC and Oxford/Yale graduate/adviser) on "The Global Financial Crisis-Systemic Risk and Spillovers"; Günter Verheugen (former vice-president of the European Commission and former European Commissioner for Enlargement) on "10 Jahre EU-Osterweiterung: Politische Reflektionen und Ausblicke"; Jens-Peter Bonde (Former MEP) on ''Discussing Europe in Crisis & the Future of Europe''; Roderick Parkes (Head of the Brussels Office of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) and Arne Molfenter (Information Officer-in-Charge, United Nations) on their respective careers. For an overview of Relevant Visits and a List of Thesis Supervisions & Publications, please click on the right.

Arwed also talked in the European Parliament in Brussels on “Challenges of teaching European topics" at an event by the European Parliament on Campus with other speakers like Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas (President of the European Parliament), Hans-Gert Pöttering (President of the FMA and Former President of the European Parliament), Mariya Gabriel (European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth), Federica Mogherini (Rector of the College of Europe), Michael Hindley (MEP) and other former members of the European Parliament and experts on European Education and vital European topics.


When not coordinating, Arwed is an (active) member/contributor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Social Democratic Party in Germany (SPD), Borussia Dortmund (BVB), Amnesty International, United Nations Volunteers, Assistance for Ukrainian Refugees, Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA), "Ein Herz für Kinder", the Alumni Networks of the University of Essex in the UK, Queen's University in Canada and the ACG Senior College of New Zealand in Auckland. In his free time, Arwed also has passions for travelling, the arts (art history, photography, film, art, fashion, watches - recommendations on especially our twitter/instagram accounts), literature (fiction & non-fiction - recommendations on instagram, 𝕏 and facebook), finances/the stock market, taking courses especially on (recommendations in our LinkedIn Group Euroculture Goettingen), architecture and various sports (tennis, golf, football, pétanque, sailing, swimming ...:)