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The Hertie School of Governance's Research Centres enrich the university's teaching and research profile by spearheading international, comparative research and exposing students in the master and doctoral programmes to a broader range of governance themes. Through various public events the centres also contribute to political debate in Berlin and create a public arena for their key areas of focus.

Centre for Cultural Policy

The Centre for Cultural Policy, founded in 2013 at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, wants to contribute to a better understanding of the current role and potential of cultural policy. The Centre brings together researchers, decision-makers and professionals from the cultural sector to shift the debate to the future: new business models, new funding opportunities, and new partnerships with the public cultural sector—which approaches are viable in times of financial austerity and in a globalising world? By offering executive education, conducting research and participating in policy discourse, the Centre seeks to pave the way for a revived cultural policy in the 21st century.

Cultural Policy is what happens at the interface between research, the social sector and political interest. The Hertie School is the ideal place to examine its relevance and potential.

Hans Georg Knopp, Secretary General of the Goethe Institut a.D. and Hertie School Senior Fellow

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. 

European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS)

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.


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