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Research centres and research projects

The Hertie School of Governance's research centres expand the university’s teaching and research activities in Public Policy and International Affairs, and enrich the master and doctoral programmes. The centres also contribute to the lively political debate in Berlin by facilitating a series of public events. Each of our international research projects tackles a specific question, or set of questions, related to current governance challenges. The school’s interdisciplinary approach brings together researchers, decision-makers and professionals from different sectors to highlight potentials and innovation. Supporters and funders can contribute to research and discourse on pressing challenges in fields like International Security, Anti-Corruption and Fiscal Policy. For more information please contact us, or visit Research Centres and Research Projects.

Endowed professorships/Funded professorships

One of the key ways to support research and teaching at the Hertie School – and simultaneously promote practical answers for tomorrow’s challenges – is through an endowed chair. Endowed chairs enable us to set an agenda for researching previously neglected fields, as well as to interact with political actors from Germany’s capital and around the globe. Not least of all, they facilitate close contact between experts and students.

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Assistant professorship of International Affairs and Security funded by the Friede Springer Foundation

"We find the broad and interlinking concept of security, which underlies the activities at the Hertie School very convincing. Topics like security and development, transatlantic relations and cyber security are highly relevant and urgently require partnership in the areas of research and teaching." - Dr. h.c. Friede Springer, Chairwoman of the Board, Friede Springer Foundation

Read more about Julian Wucherpfennig, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Security.

The Friede Springer Foundation also supports scholarships for Master of International Affairs students.

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Assistant professorship of Governance of Digitalization and Energy Policy funded by the Karl Schlecht Foundation

"In order to manage the energy transition successfully – not only on a technological but also a societal level, by maintaining our employment ratios, power supply quality and mobility – requires innovative research. The Hertie School with its intersectoral approach is the ideal partner for us in addressing these challenges." - Prof. h.c. Dipl. Ing. Karl Schlecht, Chairman und Founder of the Karl Schlecht Foundation

Read more about Lion Hirth, Assistant Professor for Governance of Digitalization and Energy Policy.