Details for HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance
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Type of Education
Sign Up Date to PRME
19 Mar 2010
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
20 Mar 2014
Sharing Information on Progress (2014)
The Master of Public Policy German and English and the Master of Governance and Human Rights
The Master of Public Policy programs are a unique, joint educational program between the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, administered through the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance gGmbH.
Sharing Information on Progress (2011)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The Master of Public Policy degree is a joint study programme between the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and the Humboldt University Berlin, administered through the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance gGmbH.
The Master of Public Policy degree provides engaged and committed future leaders from the worlds of politics, business, civil society and administration with the skills to:
* Develop, implement, and communicate strategies for individual policy areas;
* Bring ideas to life in private, political, or civil society organisations and shape and guide processes of change;
* Conceptualise and implement projects and activities in the public sector and political realms.
Over the course of the four-semester-long study programme, students will learn to:
* Formulate and address complex new questions;
* Move among different dimensions of a complex challenge;
* Proceed effectively with the resources available;
* Integrate the distinct expectations of various stakeholders into one
Students will combine their distinct multidisciplinary knowledge and diverse professional experiences in order to address subjects based on their own varied perspectives.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Research conducted at the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance aims to facilitate and improve the cooperation between governments, the private sector and civil society by developing innovative concepts. Its research profile is guided by the School’s overall mission statement and can be characterised by the following five principles:
Questions and issues that originate from practical concerns are addressed and will be embraced by experts and practitioners in politics, business, and civil society with regard to the practical application of research.
Innovation arises from dealing with a question or problem, not from a given solution. The HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA uncovers new questions and problems relevant across disciplines, thereby making room for innovation.
Actors from various social sectors, and not only specialists, are to be included in the process of conceptualising and implementing projects.
A Multidisciplinary Approach from Multiple Perspectives
The themes that the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance hopes to address will require specialized knowledge from distinct academic disciplines and diverse social actors. Applying an ‘understandings-based’ system of problem-solving, the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA integrates the different interests and skill-sets of involved participants and makes them practically applicable.
Pilot Project: Implementation Guidance
Whenever possible, a newly developed problem-solving strategy will be put to the test and improved by way of a pilot project. The School itself will take over the operational responsibility for the practical implementation of such projects.