CfA: Doctoral Programme in Governance, Hertie School of Governance [deadline: Feb 1, 2014]

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin is currently accepting applications for its Doctoral Programme in Governance, starting in September 2014. The three-year doctoral programme offers rigorous academic training in research design and familiarises students with cutting-edge theories, methods and concepts in the field of governance and public policy. The programme addresses applicants who are interested in exploring modern governance in an interdisciplinary and international context. Applications must be sent in by February 1, 2014.

Applicants need to have a strong foundation (master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, law, political science, sociology, public administration, public management or related fields. Key selection criteria are:

  • quality and overall thematic fit of the applicant’s PhD dissertation proposal with the research agenda of the Hertie School and its Research Clusters,
  • the applicant’s academic performance and references,
  • CV and overall motivation.

The School offers living cost stipends for three years to a limited number of particularly qualified applicants. More information on deadlines and the admissions process is available on the institution’s website or upon request.

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An interdisciplinary focus and policy orientation distinguish the School’s research agenda. Internationally recognised academics make up the core faculty. Together with visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students they cover a broad spectrum of public policy issues in their teaching and research. First-rate publications and a broad range of research projects and cooperations with partner institutions in Germany and abroad are further marks of research at the Hertie School.

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