Profile and mission of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
With over 4,500 students and almost 700 members of staff, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance offers nationally and internationally acclaimed academic education and research. Characterised by a strong international focus and intensive cooperation between the various disciplines, the faculty provides a unique and inspiring environment for its students and staff.
All research programmes are firmly embedded in international research networks. Important partners in this respect are Washington University in St. Louis, USA and Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – among many other institutions.
The Faculty researches socially relevant issues in a multidisciplinary context, resulting in research topics such as urban development, family relations, conflicts and human rights and state formation in Europe. These programmes are part of Utrecht University’s research focus areas. The Faculty carries out research in commission for many different parties on numerous subjects and themes, such as environmental law, liability law, entrepreneurship, strategy development and organisational transitions.
Committed to developing the unique talent of each student, the Faculty offers students high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, inspired by ground-breaking research. Students acquire specialist knowledge while simultaneously developing academic and professional skills. At Bachelor’s level the Faculty offers the English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Economics and the Transnational Law programme.
The extensive English-taught Master’s curriculum includes research programmes which provide students with unique opportunities to cooperate closely with the Faculty’s leading researchers. All Master‘s programmes are carefully tailored to provide students the best possible foundation for a successful professional career. To this end programmes are designed and taught in close cooperation with professional experts.
Furthermore the Faculty provides post-initial education, including the Master’s programmes Strategic Management for organizations in the public domain and the Master’s programme Tax Governance. The Faculty also offers a wide range of courses and programmes for professionals.