Mirko Noordegraaf appointed as Head of Departement USG

Mirko Noordegraaf

As of 1 September 2023 prof. Mirko Noordegraaf will succeed prof. dr. Paul Boselie as Head of Department at the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG) of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Mirko Noordegraaf is currently the vice dean of Social Impact in the Faculty Board and also a professor of Public Management at USG.

In his role as Vice Dean of Social Impact, he leads the faculty's impact programme. Thanks in part to his vision and drive, the faculty has made great strides here and the LEG impact programme inspires other faculty and also universities

As a professor in public management, his work includes organisation and management issues in public domains, with an emphasis on public managers and professionals, ranging from civil service and policy worlds, through police and justice, to education, healthcare and welfare. As a result, he has many connections in official, political and social sectors.

Mirko Noordegraaf on his appointment: I regret leaving my faculty impact role behind me, but look forward to the new period in which I can fully dedicate myself to the beautiful USBO department in the areas of education, research and impact. Full of engaged staff and students. Partly in relation to the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and its departments, and the university, partners and stakeholders, we can maintain the strength of USG and also realise meaningful innovations.

The Dean of LEG, Prof. Janneke Plantenga, is very pleased with his appointment: Mirko Noordegraaf is a very experienced and driven Board member. I greatly appreciate what he has accomplished as a member of the faculty board in the area of social impact. I have always found the collaboration on the board valuable and constructive. I wish him every success in his new role and am convinced that he will provide excellent leadership for USG.

Alongside his Chair as professor, Noordegraaf is also president of the Association for Public Administration (VB) and extraordinary professor of governance & professional services at the University of Aruba (UA).