The Department of Public Administration (PA)


The Section of Public Administration (PA) is the first PA department in the Netherlands, established in 1976. The section is responsible for research and education on Public Administration in the contemporary technological context of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. We seek to contribute to the development of a digital, fair, and sustainable society from a Public Administration scholarship perspective. Our research and teaching focuses on how the grand societal and technological challenges of our time are addressed by governments and governance institutions. Such challenges are sustainable development, artificial intelligence, big data, algorithmic governance, data protection, smart cities, and administrative reforms. We include the perspective of globalization and localization of governance in a technologically transforming world. The Section 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.