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Institute of Management and Social Policy

«We help organisations in the social sector make use of societal change and socio-political challenges for the good of their clients.»

Dr. Frank Wittmann

Head of the Institute of Management and Social Policy


The Institute of Management and Social Policy addresses the professional activities and co-production processes of leaders, staff, supervisory bodies and external stakeholders in organisations. We open up new perspectives on the management of organisations in the social sector.

This institute sees management and social policy as a (sub-)discipline situated where social work, organisational psychology and economics intersect. With what we offer, we help organisations in the social sector to develop solutions, to shape their futures innovatively and to enhance their capabilities – for the good of each organisation and their clients. To this end, skills in leadership, management, consulting and organisational development are key.

The institute focuses on three topics:

  • Leadership and organisational design
  • Innovation and quality
  • Supervision, coaching and mediation


The institute’s staff are qualified experts in the domain of management and social policy. Together, they cover the fields of teaching, continuing education, services and consulting, as well as research and development.


The publications released in the context of the individual staff members’ scientific work provide an in-depth insight into the topics that they address.