Vinzenz Himmighofen


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

The potential of labor migration for economic and social development

Short biography

Vinzenz Himmighofen studied Islamic Studies and Political Science in Mainz, Heidelberg and London, where he obtained a M.Sc. in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). After high school, he worked as a civic servant in a school for deaf and deaf-blind children in Jordan. Vinzenz gained further professional experience with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Cairo and the policy planning unit of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. As a Mercator Fellow, he will work on the potential of international labor migration for development cooperation.