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Tatyana Bajenova received a PhD in Political Science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) within the European 'Universities in the Knowledge Economy' project, funded by the FP7 – Marie Curie Actions. Her PhD project dealt with European think tanks and their influence on EU institutions. Before joining the EUI, she has been carrying out her postdoctoral research project at the University of Lausanne, exploring the role of Swiss universities in science diplomacy, funded by the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. As a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow she works on a research project analysing the role of universities in the EU's science diplomacy based on the cases of Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Her research interests include internationalization of research, higher education and public health sectors; lobbying and use of expertise in EU policymaking; the role of non-state actors in transnational governance, public, science and health diplomacy.

Tatyana has also been involved in teaching and development of new educational courses. As a Guest Lecturer at the SciencePo de Lyon (France) she developed and taught the 'Lobbying and Think Tanks' module for the 'Globalisation and Governance' MA Programme. In June 2022 she obtained the Max Weber Programme Teaching Certificate following the teaching practice week at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain) where she developed and taught seminars on science and health diplomacy.


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