Netherlands Institute of Government

Welcome to the homepage of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG), the Dutch Research School for Public Administration and Political Science. NIG is an interuniversity research school in which faculties from nine Dutch universities and two Flemish universities participate. In 2012 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) reaccredited the school for a fourth term of six years. NIG coordinates and stimulates research in the area of Public Administration and Political Science and offers a training program for Ph.D. students.

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Erasmus University


Fulltime Postdoc position Erasmus University-Department of Health Policy & Management ... read more

Best Supervisor Award 2014

At the annual conference in Delft the prize for best supervisor was awarded, following a nomination procedure organized by the NIG PhD council. ... read more

Van Poeljeprijs

Op donderdag 27 november heeft de Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde (VB) tijdens de pre-conference NIG, de Van Poelje prijs 2013 uitgereikt ... read more


XIX IRSPM Conference 2015, University of Birmingham, 30 March-01 April

Shaping the future: Re-invention or REVOLUTION?

The 2015 Conference explores the potential of public management to respond, reflect, re-invent and revolutionise in the wake of 'crisis'.
The call for paper proposal is now open. ... read more