Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

“We train people who want to take responsibility for shaping a dynamic, resilient and adaptable society.”

1 faculty, 3 specialisations, 3 departments

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University is a unique combination of three departments: Law, Economy and Governance. These three specialisations offer education and conduct research independently as well as jointly. This multidisciplinary approach makes the faculty an outstanding partner for knowledge exchange at a high level.

Society and cooperation

Our focus is on people who want to take responsibility for shaping our society, both now and in the future. People who want to play a role in solving important social issues. This is why our faculty is fully integrated in society – for example, through national and international cooperation with government, the business sector, social organisations and academic institutes.


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Panorama Utrecht
View Dean Ottow's introduction video


screenshot video 'De Reis van je Leven'
26 November 2015
The book ‘Rio is not for Amateurs’ and the documentary ‘De Reis van Je Leven’ (The Journey of Your Life) were launched recently.
Vlag Japan
23 November 2015
The Dutch trade mission to Japan contributed to Sport & Society’s international and national ambitions.
19 November 2015
This week drs. Joep Steegmans, a graduate student at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.), has won the NARSC Graduate Student-led paper competition.


2 December 2015 15:30 -
Seminar with speakers: Giulia Piccillo and Lance Kent (Department of Economics, College of William and Mary).
8 December 2015 16:00 -
As winter looms, we want to invite all Faculty’s exchange students for a ‘gezellige’ Dutch traditional December afternoon.
9 December 2015 09:30 -
Gender-Balanced Company Boards in the EU: the role of private actors vis-à-vis public authorities in ensuring gender equality in corporate management.
Studenten krijgen kleinschalig onderwijs bij departement Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap

Our Bachelor's and Master's programmes are designed to challenge the talents and ambitions of our students. We also welcome professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base.

Onderzoek in de bibliotheek

Our researchers are engaged in multidisciplinary research into issues facing today's society. Their individual areas of expertise are brought together in research programmes.

College over entrepreneurship
Societal impact

The faculty aims to maximise its social impact by establishing connections between researchers, between theory and practice, and with partners in society at large.

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Faculty of Law Economics and Governance