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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Network Governance: Theories, Methods and Practices

The NIG elective course Network Governance will be held in Budapest at the Corvinus University from 22-24 April 2017 after the (2017) IRSPM conference.
This course, exploring theories and research about networks, is offered by the Netherlands School of Government (NIG) in cooperation with the International Research Society of Public Management (IRSPM). ... read more

Vacany for a PhD position at KU Leuven

Onderzoeker-doctoraatsbursaal: Empowering citizens to transform public administration.
Dutch language required. ... read more

Best Paper Award EGPA Conference 2016

Sabine Rys from the University of Antwerp has won the award of ‘Best Paper’ at the EGPA conference 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... read more

Doctoral workshop in comparative public administration

Date and location: 5–7 October 2016, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Credits: 3 ECTS
Organizing institutions: NIG, IDHEAP University of Lausanne, University of Potsdam ... read more