Doctoral program « Public Administration » 2019

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The doctoral program “Public Administration” is a non-CUSO program jointly offered by the University of Lausanne, the University of Berne and the University of Lugano. Leading house is the IDHEAP at the University of Lausanne. The program continues the ProDoc program with the same name funded by the SNF for the time 2009 to 2014.

The doctoral program is open to all PhD students registered in a Swiss university whose subject is linked to public administration or public governance.

It consists of compulsory and optional courses combining theory, methods and additional skills. Active participation in conferences, publications and teaching activities is encouraged. The program also incites students to organize additional learning activities. An individualized support in research design, methods and statistics is provided by the program.

It brings the students in contact with leading scholars and makes them familiar with the most outstanding achievements and publications. They receive the necessary training in support of their research and incite them to share their thoughts on the state of progress of their work and on their results. The number of ECTS credits required amounts to 15.

The learning agreement requires PhD students to stipulate their training needs as well as specifies the courses they wish to attend. This document must be completed by the PhD student and his/her supervisor to register to the Doctoral Training program.


Lectures Dates & Place Organizer
Where the Citizen Meets the State: An Administrative Burden Perspective by Pr. Donald Moynihan (1.5 ECTS) 2-3 May 2019 | UNIBE (KPM, room A-124) Doctoral Training
Reforming public organizations by Pr. G. Porumbescu (1.5 ECTS) 28-29 May 2019 | IDHEAP (room 201) Doctoral Training
IMPGT-LEUVEN-IDHEAP Seminar (2 ECTS) 20-21 June 2019 | University of Aix-Marseille (AMU) in France Doctoral Training
Swiss Asian Summer School in Public Administration (SASS) (2 ECTS) 7-13 July 2019 | Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China Doctoral Training
Workshop on Comparative research in PA by Pr. Kuhlmann and Denters (2 ECTS) Mandatory 9-11 October 2019 | IDHEAP (room tbc) Doctoral Training
Essential in PA by Pr. J-P Villeneuve. This course will be held at the University of Lugano (USI) (1.5 ECTS) November 2019 (date tbc) | USI (Lugano) (room tbc) Doctoral Training



Lectures Dates & Place Organizer
Doing case study research by Pr. Paolo Spagnoletti (1 ECTS) 30 April 2019 | IDHEAP (room 201) Doctoral training
Q-Methodology by pr. Tobias Mettler (1 ECTS) August 2019 (date tbc) | IDHEAP (room tbc) Doctoral Training
Survey Methodology by Pr. Andreas Goldberg (1.5 ECTS) 26-27 September 2019 | IDHEAP (room tbc) Doctoral Training
Regression for social scientists by Pr. Jochen Wulf (1.5 ECTS) September 2019 (date tbc) | IDHEAP (room tbc) Doctoral Training
Interpretative Methods by Pr. Østergaard Møller (1.5 ECTS) 16-17 October 2019 | IDHEAP (room tbc) Doctoral Training


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Prof. Tobias Mettler
Responsible of the doctoral training in public administration

+41 21 692 69 50

For registration and questions, please contact :
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