Press release

Hertie School selected as first German member of APSIA

Hertie School President Henrik Enderlein together with APSIA President Enrico Letta and Vice President Merit Janow

Hertie School joins the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) as the thirty-ninth member and first German university.

Berlin, 10 January 2019 – The Hertie School is the thirty-ninth member and first German university to join the renowned Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

APSIA President Enrico Letta said, “We warmly welcome the Hertie School as a new member of APSIA - and the first member from Germany. Their graduate programme in International Affairs meets the highest standards and comprehensively prepares students for successful careers in international affairs.”

Hertie School President Henrik Enderlein noted that, “The APSIA membership is a seal of quality, which will grant our students tangible benefits on the job market. We are pleased to be able to deepen and extend the longstanding relationships that we have with many APSIA members.”

APSIA supports its members and associated study programmes through intensive exchange, a comprehensive range of information for prospective students and students of international affairs as well as networking with potential employers.

The association, based in Washington, DC, was founded in 1989. Its members include the international affairs schools of leading North American universities and graduate schools in Europe and Asia. By promoting academic training in international affairs, APSIA aims to contribute to greater peace and security worldwide.

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s, doctoral and executive education 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.