Open School of Public Governance

The interdisciplinary Circle U. Open School of Public Governance is a long-term framework for coupling societal problem solving to academic research in multiple fields with the development of research-based educational offers in public governance.


The Open School of Public Governance will provide spaces for students and staff to engage in policy making with external stakeholders and ensuring that innovative solutions find the right impact for society through ethical and governance considerations.

The Open School of Public Governance will connect to the Knowledge Hubs through the development of joint interdisciplinary educational courses and programmes on both Masters and PhD levels.

It will also develop a continuous professional microcredential development programme relating interdisciplinary knowledge on climate change, global health and democracy with governance challenges. In the longer run we plan to develop other Open schools, building on the experience gained by the Open School of Public Governance.

Academic Chairs

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Edoardo Traversa. My research and teaching focus on European (tax) integration, fiscal federalism, international and domestic taxation, and legal aspects of economic, social and environmental governance.
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Federico Tarragoni. Founder of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Politics (CRIPOLIS) and the co-director of the Laboratory for Social and Political Change.
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Stefan Grundmann. Professor of Transnational Law and Theory (EUI, Florence) and of Private and Business Law (Humboldt-University, Berlin).
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Tobias Bach is professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, specializing in Public Policy and Public Administration.
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Karin Hilmer Pedersen's research is combining political science, sociology, law, environmental policy and the question of property rights. .
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Francesca Vantaggiato is a Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London.
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Alessandro Balestrino is professor of Public Economics at the Department of Political Science, University of Pisa.