“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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Sport and Society call seed money 2020-2022
12 November 2019
Sport & Society aims to subsidise research programmes investigating ‘criminal undermining of sport clubs’ and ‘risky play’.
11 November 2019
The opening of the network will take place on 16 and 17 January 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
8 November 2019
The video of the Professor F. de Vries lecture with Esther Duflo, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is now online.


19 November 2019 18:00 - 19:00
Jorren Scherpenisse will defend his PhD thesis 'The discipline of time: On temporalising public governance.'
20 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00
During this masterclass, we will discuss the further development of the concept of prosocial nudges and their eventual implementation into public policies.
20 November 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Frans van Beek will defend his PhD thesis 'Hernieuwbare energie voor iedereen.'
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