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We are celebrating
20 years of the Hertie School

Friends and fellows of the Hertie School sent us their best wishes, memories and hopes for the years ahead.


Anniversary Forum

Europe at a crossroads: Looking back to move forward


The Anniversary Forum is the culmination of the 20 Years Anniversary of the Hertie School. It concludes the Hertie School Futures Forum series, which has assembled scholars and policy leaders throughout the academic year to discuss sustainability, democracy, fundamental rights, digital governance, and European integration.

10-11 June 2024 | Berlin

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Anniversary publication

Looking back to move forward: Take a glimpse at the Hertie School's first 20 years

Anniversary Events

Research, events, and student activities: learn more about our year of festivities!

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Looking back to move forward: The Hertie School celebrates 20th anniversary

In its anniversary programme, the university is hosting public panel discussions where politicians and academics will discuss current and future societal challenges.

"Twenty years of academic research and teaching on modern governance at the interface of politics, business and civil society – that is what the Hertie School stands for like no other university in Germany," says President Cornelia Woll.

20 Years, 20 Women

“20 Years, 20 Women: Celebrating Hertie women shaping tomorrow” pays homage to women of the past 20 years, while setting the stage for a future in which women continue to thrive and lead. The call spotlights remarkable and accomplished women within and beyond our university community who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields, showcasing the diverse talents and achievements of women to inspire present and future generations.

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Student essay competition

"Okay, Boomer – what will the next generation of policymakers do differently?"


The Hertie School and its student magazine The Governance Post invited students to submit essays looking at the future of public policy. As the Hertie School students of today will be the policymakers of tomorrow, how do they envision the world of public policy in 20 years? Students selected one specific policy or governance challenge and reflected on both past developments and visions for the future. 


20 years and counting

Explore our timeline showing our most significant milestones over the past 20 years, and what’s to come in the future.

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