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  • DFG-Research Training Group "WIPCAD"

Welcome to WIPCAD

The Research Training Group on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD) was founded in October 2012 at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam.

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 2012-2017, the program offers outstanding interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to graduates of political and administrative sciences, sociology and public management.

WIPCAD combines an innovative research focus with excellence in policy and administrative analysis, strengthening the Department’s role as a leading German center for the training of administrative scientists.

We invite you to learn more about our academic profile, your career opportunities and life in the Potsdam-Berlin region.

Information on our doctoral researchers

Curricula vitae and lists of publication from our doctoral researchers can be found here.

Workshop: International Crisis Group

On June 17th, WIPCAD visiting researcher Dr. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara held a workshop on her research project about the International Crisis Group.

WIPCAD Lecture Series 2015

The DFG-Research Training Group WIPCAD invites to the Lecture Series 2015

WIPCAD Lecture Series 2014/15

Videos and schedule from the WIPCAD Lecture Series 2014/15 can be found here

WIPCAD Lecture Series 2014

Videos and schedule from the WIPCAD Lecture Series 2014

WIPCAD Lecture Series 2013/14

Everything about the WIPCAD Lectures 2013/14 can be found here