The Hertie School of Governance is officially recognised as a private university by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science (Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur) in accordance with sec. 123 para. 1 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Berlin [Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG]. Furthermore, the Hertie School of Governance fulfils standards equivalent to universities.
Based on the institutional accreditation by the Science Council, state recognition of the Hertie School of Governance will be extended for another ten years until 31 August 2027. The extension is contingent upon a formal requirement which will be fulfilled by the end of 2018.
Doctoral Programme in Governance
On 1 September 2012, the Hertie School of Governance was awarded the right to confer doctorates by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science in accordance with sec. 123 para. 7 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Berlin. The right to confer doctorates was last extended on 1 September 2017 for another five years until 31 August 2022.
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