10 Hertie School Milestones
2 December 20031 / 10
A Professional School for Public Policy in Berlin
The Hertie Foundation, under the leadership of Michael Endres, announces the establishment of a university in Berlin. The Hertie School of Governance, a professional school for Public Policy with a uniquely European focus, is given 25.6 Million Euros seed capital and shares the former GDR State Council Building at Schlossplatz with the ESMT. Under the leadership of Professor Michael Zürn as Founding Dean and the former Minister President of Saxony, Kurt Biedenkopf as Chairman of the Board of Trustees the School hosts its first Executive Seminars for managers shortly after the announcement.
22 April 20042 / 10
An Ambassador of Good Governance
With the international symposium on The Role of the State in the 21st Century the Hertie School positions itself as a new player in Berlin’s public dialogue on governance. Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder delivers the keynote, further speakers include former Federal President Roman Herzog, Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily, and Lord Ralf Dahrendorf.
Pictured left to right: Otto Schily, Kurt Biedenkopf, Gerhard Schröder and Michael Endres
13 September 20053 / 10
Launch of the Master of Public Policy
The first Master of Public Policy class starts their studies at the Hertie School. The 30 Master’s candidates from 18 countries are welcomed by Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Pictured left to right: Kurt Biedenkopf, Klaus Töpfer, Michael Endres and Michael Zürn
1 September 20064 / 10
The Beginnings of a Global Network
London School of Economics and Political Science, Columbia University in New York, and Sciences Po in Paris become the first MPP partner universities. Over time their number grows to 25. The Hertie School becomes a member of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) in 2012, which consists of the world’s leading Policy Schools.
4 September 20085 / 10
Movers and Shakers
The Hertie School’s location at the "Staatsratsgebäude" (State Council Building) which it shared with the ESMT (European School of Management and Technology) at Schlossplatz becomes too small and thus the School relocates to Friedrichstraße 180 where it launches its Executive Master of Public Management under the leadership of Professor Gerhard Hammerschmid.
4 September 20096 / 10
Anheier Joins the Hertie School
Sociologist Helmut K. Anheier becomes the new Hertie School Dean. Professor Anheier also holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Social Investment. A Yale graduate, he founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) and the Center for Civil Society at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and also held professorships at both of these institutions.
14 April 20107 / 10
New Leaders, New Directions
Frank-J. Weise, Chairman of the Federal Employment Agency (pictured above), takes over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Kurt Biedenkopf becomes Honorary Chairman of the Board.
Three Research Clusters – Political Economy, European and Global Governance and Organisation, Management and Leadership – give the school's research agenda a new structure.
11 November 20118 / 10
The Right to Award Doctorates
The German Science Council recommends the Hertie School for the right to award doctorates. The first doctoral students (pictured above) begin their studies as part of the Doctoral Programme in Governance in September 2012.
7 June 20129 / 10
Hertie School Students in Discussion with Angela Merkel
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg discuss topical themes including democracy and citizen participation with more than 100 Hertie School students at the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
Photograph: © 2012 The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
22 February 201310 / 10
Launch of the First Governance Report
The Hertie School presents The Governance Report 2013, published by Oxford University Press. The annual publication will continue to highlight pressing governance challenges in the future. Moreover, this interdisciplinary project will help to establish new indices to measure global governance developments.