Institutes and Centres

Members of the Political Science Department are also affiliated with an Institute and various Centers.


The institutes have financial, conceptual, and personnel ties to HSG. The directors in charge are faculty members. However, the institutes primeraly operate as autonomous and entrepreneurially managed entities. They are particularly engaged in research, executive education and providing consulting services to companies and government organisations.

The HSG institutes perform a large part of the junior research work. They provide training to institute employees at the intersection of academia and real-world application, thus actively fostering the creation of spin-off companies fro our ecosystem.


The HSG Centres are collaborations between HSG institutes and research units. The goal is to work together across institutes on specific important topics. HSG Centres are virtual hubs, not to be confused with institute-internal competence centres. The new centres – which have existed since 2006 – also have a showcase function.

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