Blog: Why an agreement on Greece is so difficult


Avoiding Grexit is in everyone's interest, so why is coming to an agreement so difficult? Answers by Mark Hallerberg.

Blog: Greece: I don’t like Monday


Governments must prepare policy-responses for the day after the Greek referendum, demands Henrik Enderlein.

Hertie School Re-Certified as Family-Friendly University


Berlin, 29 June 2015 – The Hertie School of Governance has, for the third time in a row, been awarded with the certificate “audit family-friendly university” by the initiative „berufundfamilie gGmbH“. The certificate confirms the... [more]

EMPA Alumni Retreat 2015


From 5-7 June, the 4th Executive Alumni Retreat took place at scenic Lychensee in Brandenburg, about an hour north of Berlin. Alumni travelled to the retreat from as far as Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Kenya, Switzerland,... [more]

Hertie School Confers Doctoral Degrees for the First Time


Ninth Master of Public Policy Cohort with 125 Graduates

Anke Hassel Joined Expert Group “Work of the Future”


The working environment will change fundamentally within the next one or two decades. Professor of Public Policy Anke Hassel joined an expert group on “work of the future”, initiated by the Hans Böckler Foundation. The group... [more]

Large Infrastructure Projects: Offshore Wind Parks Perform Relatively Well With 20 Per Cent Cost Overruns


The detailed working papers and case studies are available for download at A book publication is forthcoming. Berlin, 19 May 2015 – With an average cost overrun of 20 per cent, offshore... [more]

Large Public Infrastructure Projects: Early Planning Mistakes Often Catalyse Inexorable Cost Spirals


Kostka: “Cost explosions can be avoided” | Hertie School Case Studies about the BER Airport and the Elb Philharmonic  [more]

Letta & Macron on Europe | Study on Large Infrastructure Projects | Policy Advice on the Road to Paris


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Michaela Kreyenfeld appointed to Advisory Council on Family Affairs


Federal Minister Manuela Schwesig invited Hertie School Professor Michaela Kreyenfeld to join the Academic Advisory Council on Family Affairs of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.... [more]

New Research Project Explores the Sharing Economy


As part of a joint research project Johanna Mair is investigating the contribution of the Sharing Economy’s various business models to sustainable economic activity in Germany. The project ISHARE is funded by the German Federal... [more]

Study: Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany are 73 Percent Over Budget on Average


Sizeable Differences Between Sectors: Pioneer Projects in the ICT- and Energy Sectors With Extreme Cost Increases [more]

Study: German philanthropic sector wants more than it can manage


Small-sized foundations with limited resources have taken on the lion’s share of German philanthropic activities [more]

Governance Report: EU Leaders Must Not Turn Muddling Through in Crisis Mode into a System


Hertie School of Governance publishes analysis of most recent EU policy

Hertie School to Research on Behalf of UNESCO


Report on the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

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