Rafal Fabianowicz

Hesse College

Current Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor at McDaniel College / Teaching fields: 1. European Union 2. Sustainability 3. Comparative European Politics | Founding Fellow Hesse College - Creation and teaching of new curriculum and courses of a new College in Aargau / Ph.D. Candidate at Andrássy University Budapest - Research field: climate-related sustainability/democracy | Entrepreneur - Consultancy, (Policy) Analysis, Research

Team playing / Cosmopolitan / Responsibility

I have been an estimated part of 50 teams with 20 (co-) responsibility roles in 10 countries, with team members from 5 continents in academic, professional, and sports setting.

Thought Leadership / Starting from Scratch

Starting Hesse College as a founding fellow from scratch, I create courses and co-contribute to the curriculum and to research. It allows me to set the direction for future generations as a thought leader in education. Hesse College aims to reach with its Online Education to reach students from all continents.

Recognitions for Young Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Academia in Central and Eastern Europe

I have been recognized for my efforts in education and the promotion of democracy and sustainable development as a young leader and researcher by several institutions from Central and Eastern Europe: Participant of Bloomberg City Lab 2022, Offspring Scientist XI. Förderkongress by Hanns Schleyer Foundation in Munich, Antall Jozsef Knowledge Center Young Leader Program, Aspen Young Leader Program, (Young) Bled Strategic Forum, and Transatlantic Russia Civic Workshops, Ph.D. Scholarship of the Hungarian State, Carl Lutz Scholarship. I am a member of several networks such as the YPIN - Polish International Network and EIT Climate KIC Network of Coaches




Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Political Science

Andrássy University Budapest



MA, International Relations - European Studies

Andrássy University Budapest

Lower Undergraduate


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Social Sciences

Justus Liebig University Giessen


Founding Fellow

Hesse College


Project Manager

Unhack Democracy



Konrad Adenauer Stiftung


Adjunct Professor

McDaniel College Budapest


External Consultant

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH