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) has started 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 the life in the Potsdam-Berlin region.


+ + + Invitation: The new WIPCAD Lecture Series of summer 2014 just started. More information and the full program can be found here: Program +++

+ + + News: The application round for 6 new doctoral fellowships, starting October 2014, ist now closed! Deadline: 25 March 2014 (see applicants’ sites) + + +



WIPCAD Faculty, Staff and Doctoral Fellows in April 2013



WIPCAD Faculty and Staff in April 2012