The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.
The Hertie School produces outstanding, interdisciplinary research in a wide range of policy-relevant fields. The school’s faculty members, adjunct and visiting faculty, researchers and doctoral students work on diverse real-world problems, like combatting corruption, regulating the sharing economy, public sector reform, security issues, and the future of the euro. Many projects are designed to engage directly with the public and private sectors and civil society. Faculty publish in leading international journals, contribute to academic and policy conferences, and are regularly asked for their expertise by government and media.
The Hertie School’s core focus, governance, requires interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international perspectives. Hertie School faculty - a third from outside Germany - bring together their expertise in economics, law, political science, public management and sociology to collaborate frequently on numerous research projects and initiatives. The aim is to create novel approaches to governance challenges that straddle academic disciplines.
The Hertie School’s Centres of competence focus on five governance challenges that are pivotal for the coming decades:
The Hertie School is part of the CIVICA alliance that brings together world-class social science institutions to serve European society by addressing current and emerging challenges.
Tackling public policy challenges with the power of data science
During the academic year 2018/2019 the Hertie School Data Science Lab provides state-of-the-art methodological expertise for researchers, policy-makers and others, and make data more accessible through visualisations. [more]