Welcome to WIPCAD

At the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam a new Research Training Group on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD) was founded in October 2012.

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 2012-2017, the program offers outstanding interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to graduates of political and administrative sciences, sociology and public management.

WIPCAD combines an innovative research focus with excellence in policy and administrative analysis, strengthening the Department’s role as a leading German center for the training of administrative scientists.

We invite you to learn more about our academic profile, your career opportunities and life in the Potsdam-Berlin region.


+++ The WIPCAD Coordination Team is looking for an undergraduate student assistant (SHK -Studentische Hilfskraft) with 10 working hours per week (deadline: 31 January 2015). For more information please click here +++

+++ The application process for WIPCAD’s new doctoral fellowships from October 2015 (deadline: end of March 2015) will be open at the beginning of February 2015 +++

+ + + Impressions and Videos of the 2nd WIPCAD-Conference +++

+ + + 2nd International WIPCAD-Conference „Contested Public Organizations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy“: 4-6 December 2014 at the University of Potsdam + + +

+ + + Discussion Series Downloads: Program and online videos of the WIPCAD Lecture Series’ talks in winter 2014/2015: Lecture Series. +++


WIPCAD Faculty, Staff and Doctoral Fellows in April 2013



WIPCAD Faculty and Staff in April 2012