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

Duikers en bouwvakkers installeren het plastic op het geraamte van de walvis
14 January 2019
The Skyscraper whale, brought here by Utrecht University, draws attention to the waste problem of plastic in seas and rivers.
Juridisch Spreekuur Gedetineerden met Anne-Wil-Dijkstra (jurylid)
10 January 2019
The jury rewards outstanding students and staff of the LEG faculty that have had an impact on society through work, study or volunteering.
9 January 2019
The Netherlands would do well to learn from Angela Merkel's migration policy and the Israeli cybersecurity approach.
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Events

Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht
8 February 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Ulrike Weske will defend her PhD thesis 'From policy prescription to health professional compliance'.
14 February 2019 13:30 - 18:00
IOS research platform ‘Markets & Corporations in Open Societies’ organises a seminar on the meaning of global markets and the open society in the 21st century.
Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht
15 February 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Michel van Slobbe will defend has PHD thesis 'Onder Ons.'
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