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

International Whistleblowing Research Network Conference
7 May 2019
On 20 and 21 June 2019, USG will be organising the conference of the International Whistleblowing Research Network (IWRN).
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23 April 2019
Impact Night is an inspiring evening programme on sustainability in the University Hall of Utrecht University with, among others, Delta Commissioner Peter Glas.
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22 April 2019
An interdisciplinary research team from Utrecht University will evaluate the city’s local approach to radicalisation.
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Events

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3 June 2019 19:15 - 22:00
Impact Night is an inspiring evening programme on sustainability in the University Hall of Utrecht University with, among others, Delta Commissioner Peter Glas.
Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht
19 June 2019 09:00 - 20 June 2019 18:00
the Welfare Improvement through Nudging Knowledge (WINK) consortium will organize a second conference June 2019.
International Whistleblowing Research Network Conference
20 June 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Seminar by Mrs. Meghan Van Portfliet, PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast.
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