Public Issues, Public Values

The Utrecht University School of Governance (USG) studies public issues and public organisations in their interaction with the developments in politics and society. The key question in this is how public organisations and private organisations with a public task deal with current social issues, how they shape their public responsibilities and deliver public value.

Our academic research is renowned both in the Netherlands and abroad. It focuses on the key themes of accountability, professionalism, public service performance, organisational change, innovation and public leadership. We pay particular attention to public organisations such as the European Union, central and local governments, the police, the armed forces and the judiciary, and private organisations with a public task, such as hospitals, schools, housing corporations, sports organisations and cultural institutions.

Small-scale, interactive education, also for professionals

Our programmes are aimed at motivated people from all walks of life who want to play a meaningful part in solving social problems and to contribute to public value. Both the Bachelor's and Master's Programmes in Public Administration and Organisation Science and the Programmes for professionals are small-scale, intensive and interactive.

Relevant consultancy, applied academic research

We work together with clients and partners to offer high-quality management consultancy and carry out applied academic research. Socially relevant, practically applicable and highly accessible.

News

11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
20 August 2019
Development geographers look into the possibilities to revitalise shrinking areas by hosting non-EU migrants.
Callibrating Inclusive Sporting Encounters
2 August 2019
Het ZonMw onderzoeksprogramma Sport en Bewegen heeft een subsidie toegekend gekregen.
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Events

Thomas Schillemans
16 October 2019 16:15 - 17:00
In his inaugural lecture prof Thomas Schillemans will address ‘Denkend bestuur. Over verantwoording, gedrag en centrifugale druk.’
Future of Work barrista zet koffie
18 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Conference on digitalization, flexible work, vulnerable workers and the role of labour market institutions and actors in driving decent vs precarious work.
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