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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Vacature: PHD positie voor onderzoek naar governance en performance bij PPP in het kader van het NWO programma Smart Governance


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

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