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Public consulting firm PD sponsors professorship for public administration and management at the Hertie School of Governance

Signing of the funding contract for the Professor of Public Management, funded by PD. FLTR: Stéphane Beemelmans (PD), Helmut K. Anheier (Hertie School), Axel Baisch (Hertie School), Peter-Roman Persch (PD).

Hertie School calls for two additional professorships.

Berlin, 8 March 2018 – The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin will hire a Professor of Public Administration and Management. This research and teaching role will focus specifically on administrative modernisation and digitisation. The professorship is made possible by PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH (Partnerschaft Deutschland). The consulting company supports public organisations in navigating large-scale changes. “The Hertie School has an excellent reputation for practice-oriented research on governance-modernisation issues. For us, as consultants to the public sector, it is clear that this research should be supported by a professorship,” says PD Managing Director Stéphane Beemelmans.

Additionally, the Hertie School is seeking to hire a Professor of Data Science and Public Policy who will also serve as director of the Hertie School’s new Data Lab for data-centred social science research. Another announced professorship is the Professor of Public Management and Leadership. Research and teaching in this position will centre around management and leadership within public and civil society organisations.

“The demand for research and academic education is growing in parallel to the emerging demands placed on public policies and administrations. The need to find common answers to global challenges, and the pressure to adapt digitally, are just two concrete examples of these dynamic developments. Against this backdrop, the Hertie School continues to grow thanks to trusted partners such as PD,” says Helmut K. Anheier, President of the Hertie School.

The calls for these professorships can be found here:

Professor of Public Administration and Management

Professor of Public Management and Leadership

Professor of Data Science and Public Policy and Director of Hertie School Data Lab

The Hertie School of Governance is a private university based in Berlin, Germany, accredited by the state and the German Science Council. It prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded at the end of 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.

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