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Literature review of the digitalization of administration

In their article, Caroline Fischer, Moritz Heuberger and Moreen Heine analyze 93 studies that examined the effects of digitalization projects in the public

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Relationship between knowledge transfer and socialization: study of the Berlin trainee program

In her publication, Lisa-Sophie Preller examines the connection between knowledge transfer and socialization in the Berlin trainee program at the higher ad


Study about expectations regarding new technologies in the public sector

In "Verwaltung & Management" Fischer, Willems and Van den Bergh published their study, which examined the expectations of citizens regarding new technologi

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Teleworking during the pandemic: Study on flexible working models in public administration

Findings of a study by the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management and PwC on hybrid working models in the public sector are available now.

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Has the coronavirus crisis pushed innovation in public administration digitalization?

Public administration had to regain time during the pandemic because of the backlog of digitalization. We have looked into the question of whether this dev

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NEW: Public Administration in Germany

The book “Public Administration in Germany”, in which alongside to Prof. Proeller also Sabine Kuhlmann, Dieter Schimanke and Jan Ziekov were involved as ed


Dr. Caroline Fischer wird Assistant Professor in Twente (Niederlande)

Die Professur für Public und Nonprofit Management wünscht Frau Fischer für ihre berufliche Zukunft alles Gute und freut sich, nicht vollends auf ihre Unterstützung und Expertise verzichten zu müssen, da sie an der Universität Potsdam weiterhin gelegentlich Lehr- und Betreuungstätigkeiten übernehmen wird. Für begonnene Betreuungen von Abschlussarbeiten steht sie weiter als Betreuerin und Gutachterin zur Verfügung.

Weitere Informationen zur Arbeit der University of Twente finden Sie hier 

Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller

Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller: Return after guest research term at the University of St. Gallen

Prof. Proeller returns form her guest research term at the University of St. Gallen for the coming summer semester. At the same time, Prof. John Siegel leaves the UP and joins the Team of HWR Berlin.


New third-party funded project on "positive public management"

The Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management receives funding from the Erasmus+ programme and is part of an international partnership with Brno, Cagliari, Paris, Pecs and Rennes.

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Resilience during lockdown: How crisis-proof are public sector organizations and their staff?

Dr. Caroline Fischer will present the results of a study on the resilience of public employees working from home during the coronavirus crisis at the digital EIPA HR-Management conference on 16.04.

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Public Management in practice: Article in Kommune21

Two articles (No. 12-20 & 03-21) were published in the practical journal Kommune21, which discuss the results of two student projects on digitisation and knowledge management in public administration.

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Presentation by Prof. Proeller about: Public Administration during Lockdown

Prof. Proeller is presenting our results of a study on public administration during the corona crisis on the 22.02. at a lecture series of the German network for better regulation.

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New Research Associate: Jieun Park

We are happy to announce that Jieun Park is now research associate at the chair after her outstanding master thesis.


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Public Administration working from home: journal article published in "Verwaltung und Management"

A contribution by Prof. Siegel et al. presents the results of a research project on the performance of public administration during the corona pandemic from the perspective of individual employees.

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Innovation through crisis: Digital conference of the chair for public and nonprofit management

The coronavirus crisis has created both technical and cultural changes that were difficult to imagine for the German administration for a long time. The results of the conference can be retrieved here

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Success through flexible working? Administration in the Corona crisis

First results of a study by the University of Potsdam and PwC on flexible working in the public sector are available.

Digitalkonferenz Innovation durch Krise. Das Bild zeigt einen Stapel Dokumente.

Register now: Digital conference “Innovation through crisis”

“Innovation through crisis” is a digital conference on the impact of the coronavirus crisis taking place on 4.12.20. Employees of the public administration can register now


Funding of the project "Digital Governance: Innovation through crisis".

As part of the initiative "Kleine Fächer: Sichtbar innovativ!" a Citizen Science project on the sustainability of current digitization trends in the public sector is funded.

Lehrveranstaltungen Wintersemester 2020

Currently offered courses (winter semester 2020/2021)

All courses of our chair are switched to online formats because of the coronavirus. An overview of our curriculum is available here.

Caroline Fischer

Disputation Caroline Fischer

Caroline Fischer successfully completed her dissertation „Knowledge Sharing in the Public Sector“ and was awarded with „summa cum laude“ at her disputation.


Curriculum Summer Term 2020

As future developments will remain unforeseeable, there is a possibility that an increasing number of courses will continue to take place in a digital format and via e-learning.

Currently offered courses (summer term 2020)

Currently offered courses (summer term 2020)

Please have a look at our current curriculum. All classes will be held online.

Author's workshop

Author's workshop: Digital Transformation in the Public Sector: From Design to Impact

On March 12, 2020, a workshop of our chair took place at the University of Potsdam for potential authors of the dms-Special Issue on the digital transformation of public administration.

Dr. Matthias Döring

Matthias Döring appointed as Assistant Professor in Odense, Denmark

On the 1st March 2020 Matthias Döring was appointed as Assistant Professor in Public Administration at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense).


Open Science

Caroline Fischer, research associate at the Chair for Public and Nonprofit Management, presented to the topic Open Science at a inter-faculty meeting to research data.


20 years exchange programme with Stellenbosch University

This year we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our exchange programme with Stellenbosch University.


Inverted Classroom project awarded as innovative teaching project

The chair's "i-ClaP - Inverted Classroom Public Management"-project was appreciated as innovative teaching project from the University of Potsdam.

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Christoph Reichard and Jan van Helden awarded for their "Outstanding Paper 2019"

Their paper on the use of accounting informationen was recently awarded as an outstanding publication in the "Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management".

Prof. Dr. John Siegel

John Siegel Substitute Professor at the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management

As Prof. Proeller taking leave of absence and being a external lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Prof. Dr. John Siegel will substitute her at the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management.

Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller

Visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller has been appointed as visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen for the coming fall semester.