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Public administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population, carrying political activity and decision into actions and developing public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of public administration are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice.

Public administration makes use of several other disciplines such as: organisational behaviour and theory, finances, human resources, politics, law and even ethics and philosophy. Comparable to business administration, public administration distinguishes itself through the non-profit orientation of the administrative activity. Like an MBA, a Master in Public Administration (MPA) is vital for students willing to pursue successful careers in the public sector, working in governmental institutions, departments and agencies.

After pursuing a course degree in public administration, graduates should be able to analyse the nature and the causes of social problems, understand interests and values of various stakeholders, design solutions to problems and implement or mediate the implementation of the solution.

Graduates of a public administration degree can follow the following careers: charity officer, civil service administrator, local government officer, social researcher, education or health care administrator, public affairs/administration consultant, urban planner, budget analyst, labour relation specialist.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands 1
London, United Kingdom 2
Athens, United States 3
Cardiff, United Kingdom 4
Bloomington, United States 5
Aarhus, Denmark 6
Utrecht, Netherlands 7
Canberra, Australia 8
Cambridge, United States 9
Birmingham, United Kingdom 10
Oxford, United Kingdom 11
Madison, United States 12
Tempe Junction, United States 13
Amsterdam, Netherlands 14
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 15
Amsterdam, Netherlands 16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 17
Manchester, United Kingdom 18
Columbus, United States 19
Oslo, Norway 20
College Station, United States 21
Toronto, Canada 22
Leuven, Belgium 23
London, United Kingdom 24
Los Angeles, United States 25
Tallahassee, United States 26
Melbourne, Australia 27
Syracuse, United States 28
Exeter, United Kingdom 29
Antwerpen, Belgium 30
Ann Arbor, United States 30
London, United Kingdom 32
Tucson, United States 32
Copenhagen, Denmark 34
Sheffield, United Kingdom 35
Singapore, Singapore 36
Göteborg, Sweden 37
Atlanta, United States 38
Washington, D. C., United States 39
Bern, Switzerland 40
Chapel Hill, United States 42
Leiden, Netherlands 43
Coventry, United Kingdom 44
Seattle, United States 45
Fairfax, United States 46
Berkeley, United States 47
Nottingham, United Kingdom 48
Charlotte, United States 49
Copenhagen, Denmark 50
Milano, Italy 51
New York City, United States 51
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 51
Lund, Sweden 51
New York City, United States 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Stanford, United States 51
Jerusalem, Israel 51
Albany, United States 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Denver, United States 51
Norwich, United Kingdom 51
Groningen, Netherlands 51
Chicago, United States 51
Lawrence, United States 51
Konstanz, Germany 51
Lausanne, Switzerland 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 51
Norman, United States 51
Pittsburgh, United States 51
Columbia, United States 51
Enschede, Netherlands 51
Wageningen, Netherlands 51
York, United Kingdom 51
New Haven, United States 51
Ottawa, Canada 76
Ithaca, United States 76
Durham, United Kingdom 76
Florence, Italy 76
Gent, Belgium 76
Indianapolis, United States 76
Maastricht, Netherlands 76
Melbourne, Australia 76
Nijmegen, Netherlands 76
Burnaby, Canada 76
Stockholm, Sweden 76
Sydney, Australia 76
Austin, United States 76
Tilburg, Netherlands 76
Bergen, Norway 76
Cambridge, United Kingdom 76
Canberra, Australia 76
Canterbury, United Kingdom 76
Minneapolis, United States 76
Ottawa, Canada 76
Southampton, United Kingdom 76
Odense, Denmark 76
Glasgow, United Kingdom 76
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