Potsdam Centrum for Policy and Management - PCPM

    PCPM at Campus Griebnitzsee - Students in the courtyard (photo: Karla Firtze)

    PCPM at Campus Griebnitzsee

    The University of Potsdam, a dynamic university founded in 1991, has earned itself a reputation as one of the leading competence centers for Governance and the Public Sector. A recent reputation study by the German Association for Political Science has declared the University of Potsdam one of the three most important German universities and research institutions in the area of policy research and administrative sciences.

    The Center for Higher Education Development considers the Master’s and Ph.D. programmes offered here to be among the very best in Europe. These competences are combined in the PCPM (Spokeswoman: Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller), formed by several professors of University's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and their participation at various national and international research and consultancy projects. Against this background, the "Potsdam Center for Policy and Management" (PCPM) sets out to promote advanced study and research as well as academic training projects for mid-career professionals and executives who work at the interface of political and administrative responsibility. Please find the statute of PCPM here.


    Respectively, the objectives of the PCPM are: 

    • the professional coordination and management of interdisciplinary programs and projects in the three working areas Education and Training, Research and Consultancy; 
    • the provision of expertise for curricula, research and advanced policy advice based on comparative analysis of public management and governance and the principles of "good governance", and 
    • the development of an international network of academics, experts and practitioners committed to public affairs.

    Research, undergraduate and graduate programmes, including doctoral programmes, are coordinated in the area "PCPM Research and Teaching". Postgraduate and externally-funded programmes are coordinated and operated by the branch "PCPM Executive Education" of the section "Public Policy and Management" at the University-owned non-profit firm UP Transfer GmbH.