Nicolas Rueffin
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Nicolas Rüffin, M. A.

Research Fellow (Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer)



Address: Römerstraße 164, D-53117 Bonn, Germany


Nicolas Rüffin has been working as a research fellow in the research project “ReMade@ARI – REcyclable MAterials DEvelopment at Analytical Research Infrastructures” since February 2023. He studied Business Psychology (B.Sc.) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and obtained a masters degree in Science Studies (M.A.) at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. He worked as a program manager for Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. and was research fellow at WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Since 2018, Nicolas Rüffin has been a doctoral candidate at the International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at the University of Kassel, Germany. In his dissertation, he investigates patterns of international science policy in big science organizations. From 2019 to 2022, his doctoral studies were funded by a scholarship of sdw – Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft.

Research Project

Research Interests

Science Diplomacy | International Big Science | Research Infrastructures | Science and technology agreements | Global commons


  • Rüffin, N., & Rüland, A.-L. (2022). Between global collaboration and national competition: Unraveling the many faces of Arctic science diplomacy. Polar Record, 58, e20.
  • Rüffin, N. (2021). B-STA-R: A Repository for Bilateral Science and Technology Agreements. WZB, online:
  • Rüffin, N. (2020). EU science diplomacy in a contested space of multi-level governance: Ambitions, constraints and options for action. Research Policy, 49(1), 103842.
  • Rüffin, N. (2020). Methods and strategies in the study of Big Science and Research Infrastructures: A review. In K. C. Cramer & O. Hallonsten (Eds.), Big science and research infrastructures in Europe (pp. 27–55). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Skupien, S., & Rüffin, N. (2020). The Geography of Research Funding: Semantics and Beyond. Journal of Studies in International Education, 24(1), 24–38.
  • Flink, T., & Rüffin, N. (2019). The current state of the art of science diplomacy. In D. Simon, S. Kuhlmann, J. Stamm, & W. Canzler (Eds.), Handbook on Science and Public Policy (pp. 104–121). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Last updated: 31 January, 2023

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