- Born 1973 in Tübingen/Germany.
- 1994-9: Studies of Law in Regensburg, Paris X and at Humboldt-University, Berlin.
- 2000 & 2001-5: Research Assistant at the Walter-Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law at Humboldt-University.
- 2000-1: Masters of Law at King's College, London.
- 2003: Doctorate on ‘Ungleichzeitigkeit und Europäisches Verfassungsrecht’ (Supranational Differentiation and European Constitutional Law) at Humboldt-University (honoured with the 'Humboldt-Price').
- 2003: Emile Noël-Price of the European Law Journal for the article ‘Reforming Europe's Common Foreign and Security Policy.’
- 2002-4: Postgraduate Judicial Service Traineeship (Referendariat) at the High Court of Berlin, the Federal Ministry of Justice (European Law Department) and the German Permanent Representation of the EU (Political Department).
- 2005/6: Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
- 2005-9: Academic co-ordinator of the Graduate Programme ‘Constitutionalism Beyond the State: European Experiences and Global Perspectives’ and Assistant Professor at Humboldt-University.
- 2009: Habilitation at the Faculty of Law of Humboldt-University with a book on 'Migrationsverwaltungsrecht' (Migration Governance through Administrative Law).
- 10/2010 Chair of Public, European and International Law (formerly held by Kay Hailbronner) at the University of Konstanz.
- Co-Director of the Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law.
- Principal Investigator of the National Centre of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Social Integration"(2012-19).
- Vice Chairperson of the German Expert Council on Integration and Migration(since 2019, member since 2016).
- Member of the Managing Board of the Centre for Cultural Studies (ZKF) at the University of Konstanz (since 2019)
Focus of Academic Interest
Migration Law at the German, European and International Level:
- Immigration, asylum, border controls;
- Citizenship, social integration, nationality law;
- Domestic and supranational policy debates.
European Constitutional Law:
- Constitutionalism beyond the state;
- Human rights in Europe (the Charter, the ECHR and national constitutions);
- Foreign Affairs.
Daniel Thym is...
- Director of the Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law (since 2010)
- Principal Investigator (PI) of the Center of Excellence 'Cultural Foundations of Social Integration' (2012-19)
- Member of the German Expert Council on Integration and Migration (since 2016)
- German Member of the Odysseus Network for Legal Experts on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (since 2011)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the "Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik" (since 2012)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the European Law Journal (from 2006 until 2016)
- Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Mobility of Researchers with the (German) Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (since 2016)
- Expert Partner of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, the German member of the European Migration Network EMN (since 2011)
- German Member of the European Constitutional Law Network ECLN (since 2011)