Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance

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Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance
Berlin, Germany
Motto Denken. Handeln. Wirken. German
Established November 2003
President Gesine Schwan
Campus Urban

The Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance was a higher education school in Berlin, Germany from 2003 to 2014, established through a unique partnership between two public universities: Viadrina European University in Frankfurt (Oder) and the Humboldt University of Berlin, one of Berlin's oldest universities. Dr. Gesine Schwan, a two-time presidential nominee of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) was the founder and president of the school. The School aimed to be a forum that contributes to the development of intelligent solutions for current social problems.

Academic Programs[edit]

The School offered two master's programs, both consisting of part-time on-campus sessions in Berlin and distance learning online. The degress programs continue to be administered by the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Former and current students receive a degree from both the Humboldt University Berlin and Viadrina University.


A selection committee composed of representatives from both universities reviewed all the applications received.


The Humboldt-Viadrina building included a library that served as an interdisciplinary resource on the subject of civil society, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

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Coordinates: 52°31′06″N 13°22′50″E / 52.5184°N 13.3805°E / 52.5184; 13.3805