Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance
This Graduate School offers an inspiring research environment with a strong focus on personal development. The School has an enrolment of around 130 PhD candidates and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the PhD programmes.
Under the supervision of a Professor, PhD candidates carry out research in the fields of Law, Economics, Public Administration and/or Organisational Science. The research culminates in a doctoral thesis or a series of articles in academic journals. In addition, candidates take courses at the Graduate School and they are involved in teaching.
The PhD programmes are delivered by the research institutes of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. The programmes closely collaborate with and draw on the expertise of national research schools (School for Human Rights, Ius Commune, CERES, and NOB). The Faculty has a PHD Council (LEG PhD Council), which represents all PhD candidates in the School’s Board of Studies.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance has 3 research institutes. These institutes plan and coordinate the research activities:
Research at Utrecht University is grouped into 15 focus areas of thematic multidisciplinary research. The Faculty participates in 5 of them:
- Coordinating Societal Change
- Conflicts and Human Rights
- Cultures and Identities
- Origins and Impacts of Institutions
- Earth and Sustainability
Secretary for this Graduate School: Lolita van Toledo
3512 BK Utrecht, the Netherlands
Tel: 0031 30 253 7513
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