Profile and mission

With around 5,500 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.


Committed to developing the unique talent of each student, the Faculty offers students high-quality Bachelor’s programmes 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.

The Faculty also offers a wide range of courses and programmes for professionals.


All our 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 environmental law, urban development, entrepreneurship, family relations, conflicts and human rights and state formation in Europe. These programmes are part of Utrecht University’s research focus areas