Introduction Future of Work

Innovation, globalisation, migration, aging, (in-work) poverty and inequality, macro-economic instability including housing bubbles, financial crises or secular stagnation are today’s societal challenges. As of yet, they have largely unknown consequences for workers, employers, governments and labor markets as a whole.

Drawing on the strengths of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Future of Work is a multidisciplinary initiative that supports research activities and helps build a knowledge platform of scientists, policy makers, public and private organizations and the public at large to analyze these societal challenges.


demonstranten voor gelijke rechten
15 May 2018
Linda Senden, Belle Derks, Rosemarie Buikema and Maarten Goos will share their knowledge with policy makers in OECD engagement groups.
14 May 2018
Scientific research has looked into some aspects of digital innovation on work, but many questions remain, says professor Goos.
Weten wat Werkt
21 February 2018
In collaboration with the municipality of Utrecht, reseachers from Utrecht University are starting a study into a better approach to welfare benefits.


19 - 20
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.


Resilient Societies

Future of Work is one of the subsidiary themes of Resilient Societies. Within this overarching theme, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance combines its forces in multidisciplinary research that contributes to resolving issues in society. Resilient societies are better able to respond flexibly to such themes as migration, climate change, new technologies or geopolitical shifts.

The programme's research is conducted along three main issues or subsidiary themes. Next to Future of Work these are: