“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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CfGC hersenvredebreuk
11 October 2019
Scientists from Utrecht University discussed brainhacking and brainjacking with representatives of the police and intelligence and security services.
Marcel Boumans
10 October 2019
Marcel Boumans appointed as professor in History of Economics. The chair is partly financed by the Pierson Fonds.
Open User and Innovation Conference 2019
8 October 2019
The OUI Society introduces a video channel to share current research themes and to show how society and business can benefit from the insights gained.


15 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00
This year’s theme of the European Alternative Finance Research Conference is: New forms of alternative finance for SMEs, Keynote speaker: Armin Schwienbacher.
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16 October 2019 09:00 - 18 October 2019 18:00
The Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) will be held at Utrecht University from 16-18 oktober, 2019.
16 October 2019 16:15 - 17:00
In his inaugural lecture prof Thomas Schillemans will address ‘The thinking state. Accountability, Behavior and Centrifugal Pressure.’
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