Top scholars in Public Administration - now at Corvinus


The MSc in Public Policy and Management (PUMA) program at the Corvinus University of Budapest has been, from its inception, committed to link teaching with the highest standards of international scholarship. This endeavor now reached a new level.

We are proud to announce that from the 2016/2017 academic year some of the most renowned scholars of Public Policy and Management studies will be among our regular lecturers.

From September 2016 our three Doctors Honoris Causa – all members of the International Advisory Board of Corvinus’ PUMA program – accepted our invitation to take part in teaching some of our core courses.

We believe that this is a major milestone on our way to become a leading program and institution of the field not only in the region, but also on a European scale.


Prof. Dr. Geert Bouckaert, President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), professor and former director of the Public Governance Institute of the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. Being a key scholar of Comparative Public Management as well as Performance Management studies, he (co)authored several ones of the most-cited academic contributions of the field, including

o   Van Dooren Wouter, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan (2015, 2d expanded ed.)  Performance Management in the Public Sector.  Routledge: London, pp. 230.

o   Pollitt Christopher, Bouckaert Geert (2011, 3d expanded ed.) Public Management Reform, A Comparative Analysis - NPM, Governance and the Neo-Weberian State Oxford University Press, Oxford, 367 p


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drechsler is Chair of Governance at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Having performed special contributions to the study of non-Western (Confucian, Islamic and Buddhist) public administration as well as to the study of governance-technology interrelations he authored, most recently, such works as

o   Nor A, Drechsler W and Urinboyev R (2014, eds) Islamic Public Administration; First Explorations in the Second World (and Beyond), Administrative Culture (15:2)

o   Drechsler et al. (2009, eds) Techno-Economic Paradigms: Essays in Honour of Carlota Perez. Anthem Press, London


Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Osborne is Chair of International Public Management at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School. As a leading figure in international Public Service innovation and New Public Governance research he authored such volumes as

o   Osborne, S (2011) From the New Public Management to Public Governance Edward Elgar, Cheltenham

o   Osborne, S. & Brown, L. (2013, eds) The Handbook of Innovation in Public Services Edward Elgar, Cheltenham

o   Osborne, S. (2009) The New Public Governance? Emerging Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Public Governance Routledge, Oxon

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