Chair of Public Management & Public Policy


In the politico-administrative system, the major questions of the future are complex and interdisciplinary. For this reason, our chair of Public Management & Public Policy conducts research at the interface between business administration, public administration, political sciences and law. Public Managmenet analyses the goal-oriented development and management of the public sector and its entities.

Against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and critical challenges like high public debt and demographic changes, a key issue of Public Management & Public Policy is how public services can be fulfilled in an effective and efficient way under the condition of scarcity and rationality conflicts (e.g. conflicts between political, economic and legal rationalities). We strive to analyse problems and research question from the perspective of public management and policy research. A current enquiry of our research is to assess, how state/municipal owned-enterprises can be stronger integrated in the state- and administration modernisation..

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  • With our research, we seek to contribute new insights to the scientific field and to solve practically relevant problems. We often work with internationally comparative reserarch designs. We use the geographic location of the Zeppelin University at the "trilateral" border as a special chance for comparisons between Germany, Austria and Switzerland - besides our other international research activities.
  • Our teaching is research-based as well as closely oriented on practical issues. Theoretical foundation and empirical findings are guiding principles for our teaching, too. In our courses, our students develop competences for the public sector in a national and international context, but also for the private sector. Moreover, an individual development of our students' personalities is important for us. This in one reason for using "Service Learning" as a form of teaching and conduct teaching / research projects with our cooperation partners.
  • With our media presence (link to German website), we want to make our research results more visible and usable, unfolding effects in ongoing discourses.
  • With our events and conferences (link to German website), we seek to offer a exchange forum for science and practitioners.

Below you will find the contact details of our team members. You can reach our new team assistant, Vernesa Music-Nalo, via +49 7541 6009-2301 or vrnsmsc-nlzd


Schmidt, Christian
Schmidt, Christian Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1442
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23
Haas, Maximilian
Haas, Maximilian MA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1443
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23
Hartel, Benedikt
Hartel, Benedikt MA
Phone:+497541 6009 1444
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23
Wolfsdörfer, Mia
Wolfsdörfer, Mia MA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1445
Room:FAB | 1.23

Student Research Assistants

You find our student research assistant team members here

External doctoral candidates

Nina Kramer, Rechnungsprüferin Stadt Leverkusen | Write an E-Mail

Research Fellows

Dr. Stephan Leixnering | Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance Department | University of Economics Wien, Österreich

Research Field | Write an E-Mail

Indri Apriliyanti PhD graduate and MBA in Management Department |

School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway | 

Research fieldWrite an Email

Former employees of the chair at ZU

You can find an overview of former members of staff at the chair at ZU here


Severin Maier

Keppeler, Wilma Dr

                                       Schmidt, Luna Dr



Picture of the chair team at the company run 2017
Picture of the chair team at the company run 2017
Picture of the chair team at the Friedrichshafen airport at the intern Christmas party 2018
Picture of the chair team at the Friedrichshafen airport at the intern Christmas party 2018
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