…what others say about our program:


>> CMEPS provides top-level training for advanced students on their way of becoming young professionals and who, due to their international profile and education, are better equipped than most to correctly decipher complex issues, assume responsibility in their various fields, and to provide solutions for today’s regional and global challenges <<

Prof. Dr. Mustapha Kamal Al-Sayyid, Cairo University and Lead Author of the UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2009


>> Over the past couple decades a truly transnational community of knowledge has emerged in social sciences that had long remained nationally based or at most transatlantic scholarly dialogues. CMEPS not only profits from that emergent community; it develops and fosters it in ways that future generations will benefit from deeply <<

Prof. Dr. Nathan J. Brown, George Washington University and member of the board of trustees, American University in  Cairo


>> The upheavals in the MENA region make it even more important to engage with the region, to understand what is going on, to look, which strands of thinking are prevalent, where and why transition works or does not work. So, CMEPS is extremely timely and an extremely valuable contribution to European-Arab understanding.<<

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, vice president of the European Parliament



>> …a timely and inspiring degree program that critically assesses preconceived ideas about the Middle East, explores alternative views and thus enables future academics and practitioners to address the multiple challenges of domestic change and international cooperation <<

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Kienle, SciencesPo Center For International Studies and Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)



>> Its design [of the program] is coherent and conclusive. Study contents are well-organized and made dependent on students’ prior knowledge. The workload seems adequate (…) <<

Anonymous external reviewer of CMEPS for Tübingen University’s systems accreditation process, 2017/18


Prof. Dr, Steven Heydemann>> CMEPS is an extraordinary program.  The students are outstanding.  It provides access to top-notch faculty both in Tübingen and in Cairo.  It equips students very effectively for further academic training and for a wide range of careers in government, the nonprofit sector, and the private sector.  Relative to programs offered by peer-institutions, it is also a tremendous bargain.  I encourage any student considering advanced training in Middle East politics and society to give CMEPS his or her attention. <<


Prof. Dr. Steven Heydemann, USIP



>> Within Germany, the CMEPS Masters Program is unique. Its foundation in political science with the added expansion in regional expertise it provides, along with a sound knowledge of Arabic, creates a high level of qualification among its graduates that stands for a seamless transition into professional life and follows current requirements of labor markets <<

Anonymous external reviewer of CMEPS for Tübingen University’s systems accreditation process, 2017/18



>> After graduating from Cairo University as the top ranked student with a degree in political science, CMEPS was the next logical step in my junior academic career. CMEPS provides a premier education on Middle East politics that is internationally recognised, through an interdisciplinary approach. I urge anyone who’s interested in the Middle East and reading these lines to apply for this amazing program. <<


Zeyad Elkelani, CMEPS Alumni




>> For me, studying the Joint Master program CMEPS was the best decision. It not only increased my knowledge about the MENA immensely, it also provided me with an exceptional horizon of experiences in a great research environment. All these gained skills help me a lot in my daily professional work as a research fellow and as a PhD student. <<

Tobias Zumbrägel, CMEPS Alumni



>> As I was coming from a religious studies background, CMEPS was a unique chance for me to fruitfully combine my knowledge about Islamism with profound political science methodology and expertise in Middle East politics as well as to deepen my Arabic language skills. Thus, I consider CMEPS as a main corner stone for my professional career at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. I can definitely recommend this outstanding Joint Master’s Program! <<

Aaron Kunze, CMEPS Alumni


>> CMEPS is extraordinarily practice-oriented and provides best opportunities to prepare its graduates for the transition to the labor market. (…) CMEPS is a degree in political science. Graduates are also best equipped to transit towards a Ph.D <<

Anonymous external reviewer of CMEPS for Tübingen University’s systems accreditation process, 2017/18