The Willy Brandt School
The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt was founded in 2002 as Germany’s first professional school of Public Policy. Since 2002, the Brandt School has grown to be a leading public policy institution in Germany.
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is a fully accredited, two-year interdisciplinary degree program taught in English, designed for academics and professionals who wish to pursue a career in public service, government agencies, international organizations and the nonprofit sector. The MPP bridges theory and practice and trains students to analyze complex problems, enabling them to make sound policy decisions.
Drawn from political science, economics, sociology, public administration and law, the MPP curriculum builds the skills and knowledge base required of a professional policy analyst. It includes courses in political and economic analysis, statistics, public management and ethics. Throughout the coursework, research and field experience, students develop their understanding of the policy process and the institutions and actors involved in that process.
Since 2004, more than 400 students from all over the world have graduated from the Brandt School. Our alumni have found high-ranking positions in various institutions around the world. MPP graduates tend to work in the public sector, in NGOs or in the private sector, on a communal, national or supranational level. The Brandt School strives to educate future leaders in government, civil society, and private enterprise, for example:
- The European Parliament
- The World Bank
- The United Nations
- The Foreign Ministry of the Ukraine
- The World Wildlife Found
- Kinship Foundation