Research Centres

The Center on Institutions, Organisations and Societal Challenges (CIOSC) at the Hertie School of Governance, under the leadership of Hertie School Professor Johanna Mair, aims to become a leading European hub for developing research on how to tackle societal challenges.

In 2012, the Hertie School of Governance established the Centre for Cultural Policy under the leadership of Hertie School Dean and Professor of Sociology Helmut K. Anheier.

The Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) at the Hertie School of Governance, established in 2016 under the leadership of Hertie School Professor Wolfgang Ischinger, aims to advance our understanding of the complex security challenges of the 21st century, particularly in Germany and Europe.

The European Research Centre for Anti-corruption and State-building (ERCAS), established at the Hertie School of Governance in 2012, is under the leadership of Hertie School Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. The centre studies state-building and corruption from a state-society perspective, with a focus on the interplay of formal and informal institutions, governance regimes, and the transition from particularism to universal norms and ethical considerations.

In 2011, the Hertie School of Governance established a new international research centre on public finance, the Fiscal Governance Centre. Under the leadership of Hertie School Professor Mark Hallerberg, the Centre focuses on institutional reforms and integrates the knowledge of an interdisciplinary network of experts who tackle contemporary questions related to fiscal governance and set a new course for policy development in this field.