Research colloquia are based on a joint interest of Ph.D. students and senior members, from different member universities, in a similar topic or field. Colloquia are headed by two senior members, who organize meetings on a regular basis (on average twice a year). During these meetings Ph.D. students and senior members present and discuss their research.
Next to this feedback function, colloquia also have a product oriented focus; the members of a colloquium can, for example, decide to carry out research together, or write a form of publication together (book, article, paper, special issue).
In sum, colloquia serve three main functions:
- To expand the network of researchers in similar fields of interest;
- To offer feedback to Ph.D. students and young researchers on their work; and
- To produce useful output, which fits with the NIG research program. The NIG office supports the convenors of the colloquia, financially and otherwise.
At the moment we have the following colloquia
1: The Politics and Governance of Administrative Reform in Central and Eastern Europe
Chaired by: dr. Giselle Bosse (Maastricht University), dr. Veronica Junjan (University of Twente)
2: Reframing Professionalism
Chaired by: prof. dr. Mirko Noordegraaf (Utrecht University), prof. dr. Bram Steijn (Erasmus University) dr. Karin Geuijen (Utrecht University), dr. Lars Tummers (Utrecht University), dr. Scott Douglas (Utrecht University)
3: Public and Political Leadership (PUPOL)
Chaired by: Dr. Leonie Heres, (Utrecht University), dr. Karin Lasthuizen (VU Amsterdam), dr. Sandra Resodihardjo (Radboud University), dr. Sabina Stiller (Radboud University)
4: Strategic HRM in the public sector
Chaired by: prof. dr. Sandra Groeneveld (Leiden University), prof. dr. Peter Leisink (Utrecht University)
5: Trust in Public Administration
Chaired by: prof. dr. Geert Bouckaert (KU Leuven), prof. dr. Steven van de Walle (KU Leuven), dr. Frédérique Six (VU Amsterdam)
6: Energy and Climate Governance
Chaired by: dr. Thomas Hoppe (Delft University of Technology), dr. Ellen van Bueren (Delft University of Technology), dr. Maurits Sanders (University of Twente/Saxion)
7: EU and International Governance
Chaired by prof. dr. Esther Versluis (Maastricht University), dr. Rik de Ruiter (Leiden University)