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Online Student for a Day: Master Public Administration

Thursday 25 February 2021
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Join a Public Administration lecture

Are you curious to know what it is like to study Public AdministrationJoin us for a student for a day event on the 25th of February and get acquainted with the Master's programme in Public Administration.

During the afternoon you will follow a seminar of the module: Public Institutions. This couse introduces students to different institutional theories and how they can be applied in real life. Prior to the event, you can watch this online lecture to prepare yourself for the working group. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to ask the student ambassador Katharina Klüber, all your questions about the Master's in MSc. Public Administration. about how it is like to be a student of the MSc.

Public Institutions

Institutions are at the center of political life. Institutions like government ministries and international organizations formulate and implement public policies. Moreover, the economic policies and welfare state of a country can be understood as policy institutions. Some key issues which the study of public institutions addresses for example are: what are institutions, and how are they different from other social phenomena? What effects do institutions have on the behaviour of public officials and other actors? How can institutions overcome collective action problems? How do institutions change and when do they remain stable?

The course on Public Institutions will present and discuss different institutional theories that seek to answer these questions. It applies these theories to the analysis of real-world cases from public administration, such as Obama’s healthcare reform or the relationship between ministers and bureaucrats. It will also discuss the implications of these theories for institutional design and reform to address contemporary societal challenges.


Questions on the Online Student for a Day - event, on the Public Administration Master- programme or the difference between the specialisations International and European Governance (I&EG), Economics and Governance (E&G) and Public Management and Leadership (PM&L)?

Please contact the student- ambassador: Katharina Klüber

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