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

PCCA conference
17 May 2018
Please apply for the 'Working conference Exclusion, Resentment and the Return of the Repressed' between 30 August-3 september 2018.
12 April 2018
The Law, Economics and Governance International Talent Scholarships offer a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree.
Eva Knies
28 March 2018
As of 1 March 2018, Eva Knies is appointed as Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management.
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Events

Academiegebouw
5 June 2018 16:15 - 17:15
Ann Mannen MSc will defend her PhD dissertation 'A Case Study in the Inclusive Internationalisation of Higher Education'.
Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Social Entrepreneurship Festival 2016
19 June 2018 09:00 - 20 June 2018 20:00
The latest academic insights on social entrepreneurship from top researchers, workshops and high-profile guests.
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