Master of Arts in Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR

Teaching staff

Achtziger, Anja
Achtziger, Anja Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1376
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:Semi 1.05
Behnke, Joachim
Behnke, Joachim Prof Dr rer pol
Academic Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.02
Eisenkopf, Alexander
Eisenkopf, Alexander Prof Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1211
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1299
Room:Semi 0.11
Elff, Martin
Elff, Martin Prof Dr
Dean Faculty of Political and Social Sciences | Academic Program Director SPE | Speaker of the research cluster Computational Social Science | Chair for Political Sociology
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1369
Fax:+49 7541 6009-3009
Room:FAB 3 | 1.81
Jochum, Georg
Jochum, Georg Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1481
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 1.11
Münch, Richard
Münch, Richard Prof Dr
Senior Professor for Theory of Society and Comparative Macrosociology
Room:Semi 1.18
Papenfuß, Ulf
Papenfuß, Ulf Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1441
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.35
Tanner, Carmen
Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr
Chair of Business Psychology and Behavioral Ethics at the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2271
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 1.53
von Lucke, Jörn
von Lucke, Jörn Prof Dr
Director of The Open Government Institute | TOGI
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1471
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.05

Postdoctoral research fellows

Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Executive Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1405
Room:FAB 3 | 0.71
Etscheid, Jan
Etscheid, Jan
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1472
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.24
Fähnrich, Birte
Fähnrich, Birte Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1336
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 2.67
Joder, Kevin
Joder, Kevin Mag jur
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1483
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 1.09
Jungkunz, Tatjana
Jungkunz, Tatjana
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1366
Room:FAB 3 | 1.15
Keppeler, Florian
Keppeler, Florian Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1442
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23
Lesch, Max
Lesch, Max Dr
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1413
Room:Semi 0.17
Nagel, Maximilian
Nagel, Maximilian MA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1428
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:Semi 0.26
Seng, Kilian
Seng, Kilian Dr
Leitung Methoden-Center für Wirtschafts-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften | Betriebsratsvorsitzender
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2241
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1699
Room:FAB 3 | 1.17

Research groups and centers

Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ

Tanner, Carmen
Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr
Chair of Business Psychology and Behavioral Ethics at the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2271
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:FAB 3 | 1.53

The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is a platform for interdisciplinary, transcultural and intersectoral research, teaching and training on the challenges of leadership excellence in a globalized world.

LEIZ contributes to: governance economics, organizational theory, business ethics, psychology of ethical decision-making and leadership ethics. Leadership excellence can be understood in this sense as the "mastery" of leaders to move safely and decide correctly in the new global coordinate system of transparency, inclusion and integrity.

Method Center for economic, social and cultural sciences

Seng, Kilian
Seng, Kilian Dr
Leitung Methoden-Center für Wirtschafts-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften | Betriebsratsvorsitzender
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2241
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1699
Room:FAB 3 | 1.17

The Methods Center was founded in February 2015 as a cross-sectional institution for methodological support of research and teaching at Zeppelin University. In addition to courses in empirical methods and statistics, it also offers consulting for students and staff in the methods lab.

The goal of the newly created methods lab is to make students even more familiar with IT-supported scientific research methods. Future seminars will therefore focus, among other things, on working with statistical software and teaching programming skills. The equipment includes 41 networked workstations, which are available to students and scientists for working on their research projects or business ideas. In addition, content-related and methodological courses as well as research projects, especially in the areas of "Big Data" or "Future of the Working World", are being planned.

Research Center for Political Communication

Behnke, Joachim
Behnke, Joachim Prof Dr rer pol
Academic Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.02
Elff, Martin
Elff, Martin Prof Dr
Dean Faculty of Political and Social Sciences | Academic Program Director SPE | Speaker of the research cluster Computational Social Science | Chair for Political Sociology
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1369
Fax:+49 7541 6009-3009
Room:FAB 3 | 1.81

The Research Center for Political Communication  at Zeppelin University is an interdisciplinary platform for the study of political communication processes, for impulses in teaching and further education, and for scientific services.


The ZPK pursues the goal of investigating the strategic communication and strategic capability of organizations (companies, associations, foundations, NGOs) vis-à-vis politics and administration in research projects, strengthening them in the undergraduate BA and MA study programs, and at the same time positioning itself as a mediator at the interface between theory and practice. In addition, the ZPK is a platform for dialogue between research and practice in political communication.


The ZPK's fields of action include energy and the environment, digitization and infrastructure, social and labor market policy, demography and innovations.

Among other things, the research group is dedicated to the theoretical and empirical analysis of voting and election procedures with a special focus on the German electoral system. Research also deals with the consequences of electoral systems for voting behavior, especially with respect to strategic voting. Experimental research examines the conditions under which distributional rules, e.g., with respect to taxes and transfer payments, are perceived as fair and legitimate. Other topics include attitudes toward migration and refugees, the consequences of social inequality for voting behavior and turnout, the structures of party competition, and the study of how voter segments marginalized by globalization can be politically integrated.

former professors and employees

Bernhagen, Patrick Prof. Dr.

Chair of Political Systems and Political Sociology | Institute of Social Sciences | Universität Stuttgart


Masal, Doris Dr.

Admissions Officer | International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm


Muno, Wolfgang PD Dr.

Chair of International Politics | Institute of Political Science | Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Pakull, Dominic M.A.

Chair of Political Systems and Political Sociology | Institute of Social Sciences | Universität Stuttgart


Peters, B. Guy Prof. Dr.

Maurice Falk Professor of American Government | University of Pittsburgh


Priddat, Birger Prof. Dr.

Chair of Economics and Philosophy | Faculty of Economics | Universität Witten-Herdecke


Röber, Jörg Dr.

Personal Assistant to the Lord Mayor | City of Villingen-Schwenningen


Schröter, Eckhard Prof. Dr.
Chair of Administrative Sciences with a focus on politics and society | Department I: Leadership, Organizational and Administrative Sciences | Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei Münster


Vogel, Rick Prof. Dr.

Chair of Public Management | Department of Social Economics | Universität Hamburg


Wegenast, Tim Dr.

Chair of International Politics | Department of Political & Administrative Science | Universität Konstanz

External teaching staff | A selection

Behnke, Nathalie Prof. Dr.

Chair of Administrative Science | Department of Political & Administrative Science | Universität Konstanz


Daum, Ralf Prof. Dr.

Head of Business Administration - Public Economy | Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg


Fischer, Karsten Prof. Dr.

Chair of Political Theory | Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Jochem, Sven apl Prof. Dr.

Department of Political & Administrative Sciencet | Universität Konstanz


Kau, Marcel PD Dr.

Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Meyer, Harald Dr.

Presiding Judge | Augsburg Regional Court


Peters, B. Guy Prof. Dr.
Maurice Falk Professor of American Government | University of Pittsburgh


Pradetto, August Prof. em. Dr.

Professur für Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere internationale Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktforschung | Helmut Schmidt Universität, Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg


Röber, Manfred Prof. em. Dr.
Chair of Public Management | Universität Leipzig


Stange, Caroline Dr.

Chair of Political Theory | Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences | Department of Political Science


Steltemeier, Rolf, PD Dr.

Commissioner for Europe | Head of Department Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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