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 program and online videos of the WIPCAD Lecture Series’ presentations in summer 2014 can be found here: Program. +++

+ + + Das Koordinationsbüro sucht zum 01. Oktober 2014 eine neue stud. Hilfskraft. Stellenausschreibung +++

++ + News: WIPCAD’s last application round for 6 new doctoral fellowships, starting October 2014, is closed! Deadline: 25 March 2014 (see applicants’ sites) + + +



WIPCAD Faculty, Staff and Doctoral Fellows in April 2013



WIPCAD Faculty and Staff in April 2012