Who we are

President’s welcome

The Hertie School was started in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, and, having established itself as one of the premier institutions of public policy teaching and research in Europe, can look back to a successful founding period

Our faculty is international and interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching.  We offer analytically-challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management and leadership and help students grow in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and stewardship for the public good.  The school regularly hosts a wide range of events that bring together experts from academia, politics, business and civil society.

The quality of our students is our greatest asset. Year after year we have the privilege of working with students who are extremely diverse in terms of national background, disciplines and interests, while sharing a remarkable commitment to academic and professional excellence, and a dedication to good governance.

The school’s leadership structure includes the Board of Trustees, Supervisory Board and Practice Council that bring together seasoned leaders from the public, private and civil society sectors who support and steer the school’s ongoing development.

We warmly invite you to learn more about the Hertie School, our study programmes and the partnership opportunities we offer.