The Hertie School of Governance is a German private university with the right to confer doctorates in Berlin's Friedrichstraße. Half of the students in the Hertie School come from abroad, and the working language is English.
Predominantly, Hertie's students have backgrounds in law, economics, political science and international relations. The school offers to its students the opportunity to complete a "professional year" at a multinational corporation, government ministry or an international organization. In addition to this possibility, research collaboration with faculty is encouraged.