The mission of GPPN is to address the most pressing global public policy challenges of the 21st century through innovative policy-focused research and teaching. In order to better fulfil its mission of shaping global public policy education, the GPPN has made a landmark decision to expand its membership to include three global Public Policy Schools: the FGV-EAESP in Sao Paolo, the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. All these Schools have strong ties with current GPPN members.
The expansion of GPPN reiterates its vision of Global Public Policy which is characterised by:
- A strong orientation toward public service (and understanding that “public service” extends beyond the public sector to encompass the nongovernmental and private sectors as well);
- A firm foundation in the social sciences, which provide the basic analytical tools with which global public policy scholars and professionals seek to understand the world, address social problems, and design and evaluate policy interventions;
- A strong orientation toward substantive policy knowledge and the link between evidence and policymaking that goes beyond general and technocratic training: and
- A strong global orientation that recognizes the ways in which policymaking crosses national boundaries and is shaped by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
The expansion of the Network strengthens the role of GPPN in the field of global public policy education and sets the stage for further development of the well trained public policy professionals.
The Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
The Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) was founded in April 2004 to offer a graduate school master’s degree program (a professional degree program) to train experts in planning, implementing and evaluating public policy. GraSPP is a professional graduate school established for the purpose of fostering policy professionals with both high-level expertise and broad knowledge, engaged in wide-ranging aspects of public policy as public servants, experts at international organizations and research institutions.
For more info, please visit the The Graduate School of Public Policy website.
Hertie School of Governance
The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence in Berlin, Germany that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically-challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership and helps students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and engagement. The School was founded in 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.
For more info, please visit the Hertie School of Governance website.
Founded in 1954, the school was a pioneer in teaching Business Administration in Brazil. Avant-gardism, innovation and international excellence have marked FGV-EAESP’s history, both in educating young students, who will go on to pursue executive careers in public and private organizations in Brazil and abroad, and in educating managers and executives who look to us to update and further develop their educations. Developing state-of-the-art, innovative and relevant knowledge is another trademark of the school. Academic research, published in the top Brazilian and international magazines, and books contribute both to developing Science in Brazil and to the excellence of its graduate courses. Professors and researchers from the best universities in Brazil have been educated at the institution. Applied research and the publication of findings, especially through study centers, make FGV-EAESP, as a part of Fundação Getulio Vargas, an international think tank that is responsible for generating important knowledge for Brazilian society and the world.
For more info, please visit the FGV-EAESP website.