Who we are

Diversity: A key to success

Master of Public Policy

MPP students come from over 50 nations and many academic disciplines and professional backgrounds.

The average MPP student speaks 4 languages, holds 2 degrees, has completed 3 internships, and has studied, volunteered or worked in 3 countries.

Master of International Affairs

In 2015 we launched the Master of International Affairs. It prepares young leaders to tackle today’s governance challenges in a global multilevel system. 

Executive Master of Public Administration

Executive MPA participants come from over 35 countries and have gained professional experience in more than 40 countries.

The average Executive MPA participant is 36 years old and has 10 years’ professional experience. Most study part-time while continuing to work, thanks to the programme’s flexible structure.

Doctoral Programme in Governance

Since the launch of the Doctoral Programme in Governance in 2012 we’ve welcomed over 50 doctoral students from many countries, who have explored themes ranging from climate change to sovereign debt crises. 

Student and alumni activities

Hertie School students regularly contribute to public discussions with heads of state, ministers, leading academics, CEOs, and representatives of international organisations. Check out the events section to learn more.

Through The Governance Post, an online student magazine on modern governance, informal discussions with ambassadors, student and alumni lectures, and international conferences such as the European Public Policy Conference and the GPPN Student Conference, they foster a culture of exchange on public policy and governance.

Students have also initiated many clubs catering to cultural, political and social interests. Whether it’s playing football on the field or on the kicker table, discussing social innovation, sustainability and international political economy, or learning a new language, they are constantly taking the initiative to make the most of their time at the school. Find out more on the Hertie Student Association’s website.

And this doesn’t end when they graduate: The alumni network is an integral part of life at the Hertie School, benefitting students and graduates in their personal and professional lives. 

Student representation

The student association HSA represents and protects the interests of Hertie School students and carries out a number of specific tasks like club funding. In addition, each of the degree programmes has elected student representatives who serve as academic representatives and advocate on behalf of students in the Academic Senate and other school governance bodies.