Department of Politics and Public Administration

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Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Administration

News and Upcoming Events

Departmental Colloquium: 26 October 2016, 17.00h, A 702:

Prof. Gabriele Spilker, University of Salzburg: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in the Public Spotlight.

The current issue of the Department Newsletter is online now! You can download it here.

This year's Graduation ceremony takes place on 16 December 2016.

The Department in the Media

Photo: Copyright

Qixuan Yang, student at our department, was given the opportunity to interview Chancellor Angela Merkel during his internship at the Federal Press Office. You can watch the video here.

Prof. Dr. Sven Jochem collaborated on a study for the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung with the title "Die Zukunft des Wohlfahrtsstaates". You can view the report here, Spiegel Online, 5 June 2016.

The Department

Politics and Public Administration - At our department, you can find a unique and innovative combination of these study and research fields. Over the last decades, the department has become a symbol for academic excellence in these areas. We are strong supportes of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.

At the department, you can find 16 full professors as well as a large number of scholars in general.  We do research in many different fields of studies. The quality of the academic work is reflected by the high amount of third-party funded research projects.

The department offers several study programmes, on the BA, MA and PhD-levels. As a common element, all programmes are characterized by an intense relationship between students and lecturers, research being embedded in the teaching, as well as a strong international orientation (exchange opportunities). Both in research and in teaching, the department has performed outstandingly in national and international rankings.

Outreach and Cooperation

Outreach and Cooperation


is part of the Graduate School for Decision Sciences (GSDS)

is member of the Cluster of Excellence Cultural Foundations of Social Integration (EXC 16)

maintains close links with renowned Research and Teaching Institutions in Europe and North America