Nicolas Rode holds a French-German diploma in European policy from the IEP Lille and the University of Münster. His research focused on the Europeanisation of trade unions and migrant workers. In order to add a broader international aspect to his research, he moved to Canada and joined the master program “Immigration and Settlement Studies” at the Ryerson University, Toronto. He wrote his M.A. thesis on international human mobility. Back in Europe in 2009, Nicolas worked as a consultant in European industrial relations for six years, focusing on restructuring processes and HR development. Since 2016, he has been working at the University of Potsdam as a transfer advisor. Currently he manages the Potsdam Transfer project Inno-UP, short for “Innovative University Potsdam”.