The Department of Public Administration (PA) is the oldest PA department in the Netherlands. It was established in 1976. In 2016, the department celebrated its 40th anniversary. The department is responsible for research and education in the areas of Public Administration, European Studies and Public Management and Policy. Research focuses on how grand societal challenges can be addressed – effectively and legitimately. We focus on the design, the implementation and evaluation of new policies and technologies in public governance.
We approach these issues from a multilevel perspective with a focus of the relationship between local, regional, national, European and global levels of governance. PA is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, combining a variety of perspectives in a strong methodological setting.