The Utrecht University School of Governance (USG) studies public issues and public organisations in their interaction with the developments in politics and society. USG organises programmes for students and professionals, conducts internationally-leading academic and applied research, and is a highly esteemed partner in the field of training, in-company courses and consultancy.

The USG’s academic research has an excellent reputation as well, both nationally and internationally. In 2014, the international assessment panel qualified the USG research as ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’.

We offer small-scale and interactive Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Public Administration and Organization Science to students (see: Education).

Executive Education Law, Economics and Governance link the experience of participating professionals to academic expertise in training programmes for professionals.

Utrecht University School of Governance Consultancy offers high-quality consultancy, conducts applied academic research and collaborates intensively with commissioning parties such as ministries, local authorities and profit and non-profit organisations.