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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Summer school Food Politics in the European Union Summer school Food Politics in the European Union, 04 July 2016 - 15 July 2016

Food Politics in the European Union is a two week summer course that examines the relevance of EU politics and policies for the study of issues pertaining to the production and consumption of food in the countries of the European Union. ... read more

Vacancy postdoc position

For the project ‘Do women in the top matter? The impact of female leadership in social inequalities’, funded by the Fonds Staatsman Thorbecke, administered by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, we are looking for a postdoc for a period of 27 months starting May 1, 2016. ... read more

Three vacant doctoral positions

For the inter-university research project ‘Public sector innovation through collaboration (PSI-CO)’ we are looking for three PhD candidates for research into
Public Sector Innovation through Collaboration ... read more

Conference What is it to be human?

On the humanities and practical self-understanding
April 19-20 2016, Hotel Mitland, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Keynote speakers: Denis Noble (Oxford University) (to be confirmed), Onora O’Neill (Cambridge University), Helen Small (Oxford University) ... read more