Hertie School of Governance 

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Pubilc Governance

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The Hertie School (until 2019 Hertie School of Governance) is a private, independent graduate school of governance (public policy, international affairs, and data science) in Berlin's Friedrichstraße. It is a public policy school that offers master's and doctoral degrees. Half of the Hertie School's students are international, with alumni and current students from more than 95 countries represented. Both academics and campus life are well accessible with English language. The Hertie School's research focus, which has been in place since its inception, is on the conditions, structures, and dynamics of governance. The school had a total of 687 students enrolled as of September 2020. There are 539 master's students, 51 Executive MPA participants, and 63 doctoral students among them. There are more than 2,100 alumni. Students at Hertie School typically come from backgrounds in law, economics, political science, and international relations, and they pursue a Master of Public Policy, Master of International Affairs, or Master of Data Science for Public Policy degree. Students at the school can complete a "professional year" at a multinational corporation, government ministry, or international organization. In addition to this possibility, research collaboration with faculty is encouraged. The Hertie School also offers an Executive Masters of Public Administration. The Hertie School has dual degree programs with universities in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Syracuse, and Tokyo. Students can also spend an exchange semester at Georgetown University, National University of Singapore, Duke University, University of Toronto, University of Texas, Tsinghua University, George Washington University, or the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, in addition to the dual degree programs.

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