Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Partners and Memberships

The Brandt School has a long tradition of successful partnerships. The establishment of the public policy educational program made partnerships with practitioners, organizations in the public sector, business and academic institutions central to its educational mission.

Furthermore, the Brandt School is a member in several networks that  foster cooperation and exchange in research, teaching, and outreach.


As our strategic partner in education, the Haniel Foundation has contributed towards building up the Brandt School into one of the leading professional schools in Europe. The Foundation solidified its commitment to the Brandt School by granting it institutional funding for the first time in its history. Therefore, since 2008 the Haniel Foundation has been partially funding the Franz Haniel Chair for Public Policy, which acts as a reminder of the entrepreneurial pioneer and founder of the Haniel Holding, Franz Haniel (1779-1886). The Brandt School and the Haniel Foundation share a commitment for entrepreneurial values and responsible leadership. With this goal the Brandt School has been training policy entrepreneurs in its MPP program since 2002 and developed entrepreneurship into one of the school’s four research areas. To further strengthen this focal area, the Foundation is funding the Aletta Haniel Professorship for Public Policy and Entrepreneurship since 2012.

Students showing excellence are supported through the Haniel Foundation’s prestigious scholarship programs, among them the Haniel Scholarships for young academics from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Haniel Stipends for high-performing students from all over the world.

The Haniel Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was established in 1988 by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH and is based in Duisburg. The Foundation's mission is to promote value-oriented entrepreneurship; build bridges between different social spheres; and facilitate international dialogue and knowledge-transfer for its projects.


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organization supporting international exchange of students and scholars. The DAAD has been a major partner of the Brandt School since 2008. The Brandt School’s MPP is part of the DAAD’s comprehensive „Helmut Schmidt Program“ (formerly „Public Policy and Good Governance Program“). In the past, the “Good Governance Afghanistan Program“ and the establishment of the “Conflict Studies and Management Program” were supported by the DAAD. All of these programs aim to qualify future leaders according to the principles of good governance and prepare them for their professional life. Through the STIBET funds, the DAAD enables the Brandt School to provide a limited number of partial scholarships for international second-year students, and the DAAD has supported selected alumni activities, notably the 2018 alumni meeting of the Conflict Studies and Management alumni.


The Donors' Association for German Scholarship awarded the Brandt School of Public Policy with the Research Lectureship for Public Policy. The only such Research lectureship in former East Germany was established with the financial support of the Marga and Kurt Möllgard Foundation.

The Brandt School is an associate member of the German-Colombian Peace Institute (CAPAZ). The institute aims to accompany the peace process in Colombia from a perspective that combines research, teaching and outreach. The CAPAZ Institute seeks to establish itself as a cooperation platform for disseminating knowledge about peace studies in order to contribute to the consolidation of a society that transcends the post-conflict stage.


We are a member of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). IPPA is an international network that promotes scientific research in the field of Public Policy, organizes international conferences to foster exchange of knowledge among its members and aims to make Public Policy research more visible.


We are a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). The ECPR is a membership association for academic institutions concerned with the teaching and research of political science and international relations.

 

The Engagementpreis-Stiftung awards prizes for fascinating new social engagement and is our partner for the Commitment Award.

 

Since April 2017, the Brandt School is a member of the German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with Special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP), a network of more than 40 development-related programs of study in Germany. AGEP organizes workshops and webinars, and AGEP member programs open individual courses for each others‘ students or jointly supervise master's theses.


EU - India Cooperation Forum (EICF) is an independent non-profit think tank based in Chennai. To foster closer relationship and better understanding between policy makers, institutions, academic community, business community, NGOs, and other civil society actors as well as media.


The German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) is an institution that promotes and funds research in the field of peace and conflict studies. It supported the Brandt School with the event "Women for Peace" with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman.


The Thuringian State Chancellery is the central office for the government of the Free State and official seat of the minister-president. It supported the Brandt School with the event "Women for Peace" with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman.


The Town & Country Stiftung supports developers and home owners who find themselves in difficult situations through no fault of their own, and is dedicated to helping children who are not living on the sunny side of life and can thus not enjoy a carefree childhood. In this spirit, the Town & Country Stiftung also supports the Commitment Award.


The Universitätsgesellschaft Erfurt e.V. sees itself as the link between Erfurt and the Universiy. It aims to promote networking between the two through its diverse offerings and supports the University in various matters. In this sense, it also supports selected projects of the Brandt School.


The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung was the first large private individual foundation promoting science and research to be founded in the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World War, with the sole aim of promoting science and research at universities and research institutes primarily in Germany, with a special emphasis on junior researchers. The support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung made the Brandt School's "Affordable Housing Project" possible.


The Transatlantic Policy Consortium consists of 42 universities in Europe and the United States that offer degree programs and/or carry out research in the general field of public policy analysis and education. Meetings are held annually to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to forge cooperation in new areas.


The Federal Ministry for Education and Research sponsored the development of a multimedia learning environment and multimedia applications for the MPP program.


The GIZ supported the cooperation between the Brandt School and the Ukrainian government endeavoring to educate and train junior recruits of the government and administration of the Ukraine.


The Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft (LEG) of Thuringia aims to support the development of business and investments in the region. It cooperated with the Brandt School of Public Policy on the research project ENABLE and has also taken on MPP students as interns.

Call for Applications: CAPAZ Summer School 2019 in Berlin

News

On February 12, 2019, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the CAPAZ Institute as part of his state visit of Colombia and Ecuador. President Steinmeier is an active supporter of...

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The German-Columbian Peace Institute CAPAZ, which was founded in 2016 and is financed by the DAAD and the Federal Foreign Office, aims to accompany the Columbian peace process with...

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From September 3 to 5, 2018, the DAAD-Workshop Series on "The Impact of Migration in Europe" will take place in Erfurt and Berlin for all students and members of the university, as well as...

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The 7th Commitment Award Ceremony of the Engagementpreis Foundation and the Brandt School took place on July 12, 2018.

The evening started with a keynote speech by Ralf Fücks, managing...

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With their final semester at the Brandt School approaching, it is time for the students of the MPP Class of 2016-18 to work on their Master theses and to start getting prepared for their...

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