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Master of Arts (MA) in Public Management & Digitalisierung | PMD

Top ranking in CHE university ranking – students of the new ZU master's program PMD also benefit


Zeppelin University (ZU) has once again defended its top position in the College Rankings 2021/22 of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) survey. In the field of political science, the ZU study program in Politics, Administration & International Relations (PAIR) was once again among the best-ranked among all German universities and colleges in both the bachelor's and master's programs.

“As with the high number of applicants, the recent excellent results confirm the high attractiveness, topicality and acceptance of our PAIR study program.”

Professor Klaus Mühlhahn, ZU President

“It reflects our students' high level of satisfaction with the study conditions at ZU , from teaching and research to the international orientation of the study program,” said ZU President Professor Klaus Mühlhahn, commenting on the success.

The students of the two new Master of Arts (MA) study programs in Public Management & Digitalization / PMD and International Relations & Global Politics / IRGP also benefit from the repeated award , as there are great synergies between the two study programs.

Like the award-winning PAIR study program ,


Like the excellent program PAIR, the new ZU Master of Arts (MA ) in Public Management & Digitization / PMD deals with management-oriented administrative sciences in the digital age in an interdisciplinary and research-oriented manner and an in-depth study of political and administrative science methods. The MA PMD teaches theoretical and practical issues of public management and administrative informatics, as well as administrative science, policy field design, administrative law, policy informatics, leadership/personnel, ethics, psychology of decision-making, and public corporate governance. ZU students thus have the unique opportunity to engage with specialized topics across disciplines, to work together on the scientific study of issues in the field, and to conduct research across disciplines.

The CHE University Ranking examined ZU's political and administrative sciences for the fourth time. Already in 2011/12 and 2015, as well as in 2018/19, the PAIR study program achieved top placements among more than 300 German universities and colleges.


Executive Program Director

Behnke, Joachim
Behnke, Joachim Prof Dr rer pol
Vice President Teaching and Learning |
Academic Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.02
Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Program Director
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1405
Room:FAB 3 | 0.71
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