About us


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. Adrian Ritz (business administration), Prof. Dr. Claus Jacobs (business administration), Prof. Dr. Andreas Lienhard (constitutional and administrative law), Prof. Dr. Doina Radulescu (economics), Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager (political science) and the associated member of the Executive Board Prof. Dr. Rudolf Blankart (business administration). Corinne Widmer manages the Secretariat.

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the KPM includes: Prof. Dr. Adrian Vatter (Chair; Institute of Political Science), Prof. Dr. Michael Gerfin (Institute of Economics), Prof. Dr. Peter Viktor Kunz (Institute for Economic Law), Prof. Dr. Thomas Myrach (Institute of Information Systems, Information Management Unit), Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach (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.