Hertie School of Governance

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The Hertie School of Governance is a nationally recognized, private university in Berlin. It was founded by the non-profit Hertie Foundation as a charitable GmbH in December 2003 and is since 4 September 2008 at Quartier 110 building in Berlin's Friedrichstrasse.

Are offered a course with the degree of Master of Public Policy (MPP ) and a further course of study for experienced professionals with the completion of Executive Master of Public Management ( EMPM ). Language of instruction is English.

Courses of Study

The Master of Public Policy (MPP ) can be purchased for a two -year master's degree program. This can also be completed postgraduate both consecutively after completion of a bachelor as. " Good Governance in the 21st Century" is substantive focus, but it is not limited to the traditional government offices. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and negotiation are as much curriculum as Political Management and development of modern forms of governance. Practice skills to be acquired in case studies, in an eight-week internship and the thesis in the second year of study.

The Executive Master of Public Management ( EMPM ) program is aimed at experienced professionals, for the cooperation between the state, business and civil society is part of their work. Every student of EMPM program selects an individual focus area. The master can be completed either full-time study over one year or part-time over two years.

Since September 2008, there is a doctoral program of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS ), a joint project of the Hertie School of the Free University of Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin for Social Research.

The Science said in 2011 in favor of the Hertie School pronounce a temporary promotion law under certain conditions. From September 2012, the Hertie School offers a private, three-year, structured doctoral program in Public Policy, the optional rer PhD in governance or Dr.. pol. leads.


The teaching of the Hertie School include Dean Helmut K. Anheier, Henrik Enderlein, Jobst Fiedler, Alexander Graser, Mark Hallerberg, Gerhard Hammer Schmid, Anke Hassel, Klaus Hurrelmann, Markus Jachtenfuchs, Mark Andreas Kayser, Claudia kemfert, Nico Krisch, Stein Kuhnle, Alina Mungiu - Pippidi, Claus Offe, Ulrich K. Preuss, Andrea Römmele and Kai Wegrich.

Board of Trustees and Supervisory Board

The Hertie School of Governance is a non-profit and is supported by a Board of Trustees and a supervisory board. The members of the Board of Trustees characterize the overall development of the university. The Supervisory Board supports and monitors the economic processes of the Hertie School of Governance.


The Hertie School has institutional partnerships, inter alia, with Sciences Po in Paris, which allow London School of Economics and Political Science, Columbia University in New York and the Bocconi University in Milan, which stays abroad within the scope of one or two semesters in the second year of the MPPs. There is also the possibility to obtain a double degree ( dual degree ) at one of the partner institutions for some students. Since 2011 there has been cooperation with ESCP Europe. The collaboration includes an exchange program of part-time management courses for executives at both universities. Since the beginning of this year, the participants of the " European Executive MBA program " ESCP Europe and the " Executive Master of Public Management " can ( EMPM ) the Hertie School participate in individual elective courses of the other partner university. The accrued benefits and credits will be mutually recognized.