Call for Applications

Study at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin

The Hertie School is now accepting applications for the Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs:

  • The Master of Public Policy is is geared towards students who wish to expand their knowledge in the fields of global or European governance, economic policy, social policy and public management.
  • The Master of International Affairs prepares outstanding students and young professionals for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges.

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Academic Year 2015/16

Over 250 Students from 52 Countries: Welcome to the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin

Berlin, 4 September 2015 - 253 New students from 52 countries were welcomed at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin for the Academic Year 2015/2016. Learn more about the School and the degrees these students will be pursuing over the coming years. Welcome to the Hertie School of Governance!

The introductory film was produced by bitteschö

International Affairs at the Hertie School

The Hertie School of Governance is expanding its focus on international affairs in the Academic Year 2015/2016 with new study programmes and events:

The two-year Master of International Affairs (MIA) programme focuses on international relations and prepares candidates for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s governance challenges in a global multilevel system.

A range of Executive Formats focused on Development Policies, Sustainable Development and the Security-Development Nexus have been added to the Executive Seminars, Skills Training and Workshops calendar for 2015/2016. Participants interested in these fields can also combine four executive seminars or courses to complete the new Executive Certificate on the Management of International Cooperation and Development. Convenors include  Professor Wolfgang Ischinger and the World Bank’s Executive Director Ursula Müller.

Upcoming events in our Innovations in International Affairs Series include the presentation of a new report on Leadership in International Organisations with a keynote by Javier Solana. For more information click here.


Why Refugees Need Jobs, Bank Accounts and Health Insurance – Examples from the Syrian Refugee Crisis

12.10.2015 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Kapuscinski Development Lecture

The Kapuscinski Development Lecture will be held by Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The lecture is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the Hertie School. The Berlin Kapuscinski Development Lecture will be hosted in partnership with the World Health Summit.

Flight to Europe – from Humanitarian Catastrophe to Economic Opportunity?

27.11.2015 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Panel Discussion

With Keynotes by Armin Laschet, Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Parliament, and Markus Kerber, Director, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.

Discussants: Marcel Fratzscher, President, German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW), Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy, Hertie School, and Jörg Rocholl, President, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).

This is a joint event with DIW and ESMT.