As a leading research institution for governance and international affairs, the Hertie School is well-positioned to help understand and tackle one of the defining public policy challenges of this century: the COVID-19 pandemic. Our researchers have worked to bring their expertise to bear on this crisis in relevant, impactful and rigorous ways.

Our faculty and students have built models to test the efficacy of public health interventions like tracking apps and lockdowns. They have investigated the ramifications of the crisis for families, universities and digitalisation. They have advised policymakers through policy briefs on vaccination priority and on safeguarding the culture sector, appeared in international media to inform public debate, and participated in government-endorsed research projects. Across fields and issues, Hertie School community members have been at the forefront of fighting this crisis and laying the groundwork for a fair and effective recovery, in Europe and beyond.

You can read a selection of our research and public engagement on the COVID-19 pandemic below: