Dr. Nigar Muradkhanli is a postdoctoral researcher, currently holding the initialization scholarship of the University of Erfurt under the "Female Professor Programme of the State and the Federal States".
In her doctoral research at the Bavarian School of Public Policy (Hochschule für Politik München), Nigar presented an analysis of German-Russian gas relations in the context of new political and economic realities. The study explained the structure of gas relations between Germany and Russia and how they have been changed under the influence of geopolitical, security and domestic factors.
Prior to her doctorate, Nigar led major international energy conferences for about nine years, which subsequently had a significant impact on her choice of energy research. Nigar speaks good German, fluent English, Russian, Turkish and her native Azerbaijani. Her areas of expertise include energy and economic security, interstate relations with a major focus on energy cooperation, government-private sector interaction. Nigar is an author of several academic publications covering her research area, and had the chance to make a small contribution to the third edition of the “Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement” by Miranda Schreurs and Elim Papadakis.
During her stay with us, she will work on a project related to clean energy technology supply chains, a theme that will well resonate with some of the research and teaching we do at the School. And of course, she will join our research group EIPCC.