Dr. Ancygier studied international relations at the University of Wrocław in Poland, received his doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin, and is a specialist on European environmental policy with a focus on renewable energy and climate policy. He spent the year 2010-11 at the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), an agency of the European Commission. Currently he works at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he analyzes German-Polish cooperation in the area of renewable energy and climate policy. Dr. Ancygier also coordinates a project dealing with the impact of the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) on energy-intensive industries.
Since 2011, Ancygier has taught environmental politics in the Berlin program of New York University as well as a number of courses dealing with European integration, European economic policy and global challenges at Freie Universität Berlin.