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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Latest news

Nominees for the NIG Supervisor of the Year award 2014

Four weeks ago we, the NIG PhD Council, invited PhD-students to nominate their supervisor(s) for the NIG Supervisor of the Year Award. We are pleased to present the five nominations that resulted from this call: ... read more

Can our cities survive 2.0? Migration and integration in the European

On International Migrants Day, Thursday, 18 December 2014, in the centre of Brussels, the University of Birmingham, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen will host:

Can Our Cities Survive 2.0? Migration and integration in the European Metropolis

At this public event policy makers, policy advisors and scholars will address issues of migration and integration in the European city on three levels. ... 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

NIG courses in Birmingham - UK, 26-29 March 2015

The Netherlands School of Government (NIG) in cooperation with the International Research Society of Public Management (IRSPM) will organize the following courses in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

- Network Governance: Theories, Methods and Practices
- Public‐Private Partnership: Concepts, Cases and Current directions ... read more