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The contents of the course Management in the Digital Age is available as Open Educational Resources

You can find Prof. Dr. Proeller's contributions on Digital Transformation in Government and Digital Divide and E-Participation on Trillo.

Contributing to the debate: Digital Era, Digital Transformation, and Digital Red Tape

Nicolas Drathschmidt writes in Verwaltung & Management about current debates in digitization research.

Young Bureaucracy Festival

At the Festival of PD - Consultants to the Public Sector, our students presented future scenarios for the digital administrative work of tomorrow.

Nicolas Drathschmidt wins the award for excellent teaching

For his MA seminar "Resource Management in Public Administration" he was awarded by the Dean of the WiSo Faculty.

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EDUC+M Multiplier Event in Paris-Nanterre 2023

Project partners from six countries meet to present the results of the Erasmus+ funded project "Educating for Positive Management" (EDUC+M)....

Flexible, digital, well paid? How the public service of the future can become attractive again.

In cooperation with the youth trade union of the "dbb beamtenbund und tarifunion" we examine how the public service as employer ...

Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften 2023

Is the public sector an attractive employer? And what changes need to be made to make it more attractive? These questions have

What effects did the Corona pandemic have on the digitization of public administration in Germany?

Proeller, Drathschmidt and Adam summarize the current findings in the focus area of human resources in the form of a narrative literature review.

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Data collection of the DIGILOG project picks up speed

The UP research team led by Jakob Kühler and Justine Marienfeldt analyzed the local dynamics of digitalization in Bergisch-Gladbach.

Nicolas Drathschmidt and Jakob Kühler at the IRSPM Conference 2023.

Nicolas Drathschmidt and Jakob Kühler at the IRSPM Conference 2023

At this year's IRSPM annual conference, both members of the chair presented their current research results.


Is digital always better? How administrative staff deal with unnecessary bureaucracy

Nicolas Dratschmidt answers questions about digital bureaucracy in public administration and possible negative side effects of digitization.

Challenges and solutions in resource management

Master's students were able to exhibit their interview results on administrative resources at a poster conference.

Visit to the CityLAB Berlin

The change agents of the future meet the change agents of the present when students visit the CityLAB Berlin.

Exchange with the Senate Department for Finance

In another practical insight, students visited the Berlin Senate Department for Finance.


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JPAE and TPA award prize to Christoph Reichard

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reichard receives the "2022 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Administration Pedagogical Scholarship and Research"

Digitalisation "among" dinosaurs?

On 07.11. the DIGILOG event on administrative digitization in Germany and Switzerland took place in the context of the Berlin Science Week.

Award for Nicolas Drathschmidt

Nicolas Drathschmidt was awarded the "Better Regulation Network Award" for his masters's thesis on "How do public employees cope with red tape"..

Awards for master's theses

The masters' theses of Luise Krompholz and Nicolas Drathschmidt were honoured and published as part of the Springer "BestMaster-series".

Articles by Prof. Dr. Proeller and Prof. Dr. Siegel in the Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management

Prof. Proeller and Prof. Siegel write about "Tools" in Public Management as well as Strategic Management in Public Administration.

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Presentation of current research projects at EGPA 2022

Nicolas Drathschmidt and Jakob Kühler presented at the EGPA conference 2022 in Lisbon and reported on their current research projects.

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Successful presentation of the results of the practical project with the ILB

t the end of the process management project, the students presented their process models and process optimization.

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Article by the chair team in "Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung“

Prof. Dr. Proeller, Prof. Dr. Siegel, Caroline Fischer and Nicolas Drathschmidt write about virtual teams and home office in public administration.

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Philipp Kuscher wins Science Dialog 2022

Together with Vera Spitzer, Philipp Kuscher presented the eGovCampus project at this year's science dialogue and completely convinced the jury.

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Development of goal- and result-oriented control mechanisms in the Swiss federal administration:

Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller writes in V&M about findings from the evaluation of the "Neues Führungsmodell" for the federal administration (NFB).

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Textbook on „Public Administration in Germany“ downloaded over 100,000 times

The textbook has already been downloaded over 100,000 times and inspired a Japanese research group for a similar book project

Prof. Dr. John Siegel

Why the digitization of administration fails — Prof. Dr. John Siegel on radio

Prof. Dr. John Siegel speaks on RBB's Inforadio about the Online Access Act and the digitization of administration in general.

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John Siegel in rbb: "Authorities are under much more pressure today than in the past"

Quickly implementing a bus lane is not so easy in Berlin's bureaucracy. John Siegel explains why in an interview with the rbb why.

Daniela Großmann

Daniela Großmann is new research associate

We are pleased to welcome Daniela Großmann to the chair.

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New article by the chair team in the Handbook for Digitization

Prof. Dr. Proeller, Prof. Dr. Siegel and Jan Paul Adam contributed an article on the digitization of public administration to the newly published "Handbook

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"Stress-Test" Social Welfare Administration: Mental Health and Strain

Matthias Döring and Nicolas Drathschmidt examine mental health and workload in Berlin’s social welfare administration.

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New article of the chair team published at PMR

The open-access study on crisis resilience in government shows that the transition to home office was less challenging than expected.

Jakob Kühler

Jakob Kühler is new research associate

We are pleased to welcome Jakob Kühler to the chair.

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Textbook on "Public Administration in Germany" downloaded over 80,000 times

The textbook on public administration in Germany, published by Kuhlmann, Proeller, Schimanke and Ziekow, has been a great success.

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Award for Maria Heckmann

Maria Heckmann received the network award for better regulation and bureaucracy reduction for her master's thesis.

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Conference "Wellbeing at Work": Healthy Leadership, Healthy Employees and Resilient Organisations

On Jan. 27, 2022, EIPA hosted a digital conference on "Wellbeing at Work," including a presentation by Dr. Caroline Fischer on resilient leadership.

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Article at Journalistico: Dr. Caroline Fischer about the modernization of administration

In the online news portal Journalistico, Dr. Caroline Fischer talks about modernization processes and culture change among employees in times of Corona.


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"New state - Restart"

Caroline Fischer writes in her contribution in the magazine RKW on the changes brought about by the Corona pandemic in public administration.

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Report on New federal administration management model ("Neues Führungsmodell Bund" NFB)

In November 2021, the evaluation on the NFB was published, in which Isabella Proeller participated. The evaluation shows: The model is proving its worth.


New Work – New Project for the E-Government Campus

The E-Government Campus has won a new project on the topic of "New Work - New Working and Leading in Digitalized Administrative Structures".


Implementation of the E-File – Case Study by Anja Marx and Matthias Döring

Marx and Döring examine the extent to which the digital transformation in administration is successful, using the e-file as an example.

Nicolas Drathschmidt

Nicolas Drathschmidt is new research associate.

We are pleased to welcome Nicolas Drathschmidt to the chair.


German research foundation (DFG) project launched

The DFG supports a cooperation between the University of Potsdam (Prof. Proeller, Prof. Kuhlmann) and external partners from Vienna and Zürich.


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

Expectations regarding new technologies in the public sector

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


Teleworking during the pandemic

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.

Innovation through crisis

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

Public Administration in Germany

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

Dr. Caroline Fischer becomes Assistant Professor in Twente (Netherlands)

The Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management wishes Ms.Fischer all the best for her professional future. She will continue to be available as a supervisor and reviewer for thesis supervision projects.

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.

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.

Resilience during lockdown

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.

Jieun Park

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

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.


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.


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.

Curriculum winter semster 2020/21

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.

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).

Research Data and Open Science

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.

Christoph Reichard

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.