Adrian Ritz is professor of Public Management and executive director of KPM Center for Public Management (KPM) at the University of Bern. He teaches at the Faculty for Business, Economics and Social Sciences and at the Faculty of Law. Adrian Ritz’ main research and publication areas are in the field of public management, administrative reforms, public leadership, motivation, and human resources management in the public sector.

Ritz has articles published in the following journals: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, Public Money and Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and Human Resource Management. He received an award for the best doctoral thesis of the Swiss Association for Organization and Management and a best article award from the International Review of Administrative Sciences. His co-authored book “Public Management” is published in its 6th edition with Springer.

Adrian Ritz is the delegate of the University Board of Directors for further education and the president of the university commission for further education. In addition, Ritz is am member of the Accreditation Committee of the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA), a member of Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN), a member of advisory board of the Center for Philantropy Studies (CEPS) at University of Basel, President of the supervisory board of the Swiss Paraplegic Research Corporation (SPF AG), and board member of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation (SPS).

Professor Adrian Ritz supervises Master theses in the field of Public Management and Public Administration. Core topics are:

1. Leadership and Motivation in Public Management

2. Public Human Resources Management and Public Personnel policies

3. Public Administration Reform and Change of Public Bureaucracies


For further information please see the german version, the attached document below, or contact Adrian Ritz.