The Department of Public Administration develops cutting-edge research, both qualitative and quantitative, theoretical and applied, in the fields of public management and public policy. Its researchers work in a plural and free environment, publishing in prestigious journals and editorial houses. Nevertheless, the Department endorses its responsibility with research that is useful for decision-makers and society in general, proposing and design organizations, regulations, and institutions for the improvement of democratic societies. The teaching ethos of the department makes it participate in undergraduate and graduate programs that create capable and smart human capital, with mastery in the technical knowledge of the field and at the same time, knowledgeable of social and political dynamics that are crucial for the success of public action in democratic societies.