The Center of Competece for Public Management of the University of Bern was established on September 1, 2002. As an interdisciplinary program located between the economics and social science departments and the law faculty of the University of Bern, it is committed to the collaboration among the disciplines of law, economics, and political science. The core product of the Center of Competence is the postgraduate course of studies with the Master’s diploma (MPA). A second important pillar of the new Center of Competence is basic research in the area of public administration. And, thirdly, services are offered to the public in the form of consultancies, expert opinions, and evaluations.
Executive Board and Secretariat
The interdisciplinary administration is comprised of Prof. Dr. Andreas Lienhard (constitutional and administrative law), Prof. Dr. Doina Radulescu (economics), Prof. Dr. Adrian Ritz (business administration), Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager (political science) and Prof. Dr. Claus Jacobs (business administration). Corinne Widmer manages the Secretariat.
The Standing Committee of the KPM includes: Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Thom (Chair; Institute for Organization and Human Resources), Prof. Dr. Michael Gerfin (Institute of Economics), Prof Dr. Peter Viktor Kunz (Institute for Economic Law), Prof. Dr. Wolf Linder (Institute for Political Science), Prof. Dr. Pierre Tschannen (Institute for Public Law), and Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolf (Department of Civil Law). This committee serves to link the faculties of economics, the social sciences, and law.