The Department of Public Administration (PA)


The Department of Public Administration (PA) is the oldest PA department in the Netherlands, established in 1976. The department is responsible for research and education on Public Administration in a contemporary technological context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our research and teaching focuses on how focuses on how the grand societal and technological challenges of our time are addressed by governments and governance institutions. This includes challenges such as sustainable development, artificial intelligence, big data, algorithmic governance, data protection, smart cities, and administrative reforms. Thus, the department seeks to contribute to the development of a digital, fair, and sustainable society from a Public Administration scholarship perspective, including the perspective of the globalization and localization of governance in a technologically transforming world. The Department of Public Administration is a group of researchers with expertise in the subdisciplines Public Policy, Public Management and Public Governance in a strong methodological setting.