Project Partner - The Netherlands
Utrecht University, School of Governance – The Netherlands
Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality that was established in 1636 and currently ranked 49th at the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Today, it has an enrolment of 30,000 students and employs 6,700 staff members. It is the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists, including 12 Nobel prize winners. Utrecht University comprises of seven faculties which collectively cover the full spectrum of research and education. One of these faculties is the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG) is a department of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance with about 120 staff members and 1,000 students. USG investigates public issues and public organisations in their interaction with the developments in politics and society. Research at USG focuses on major social issues relating to social participation, equality/injustice, health, security, migration, and related governance issues such as accountability, transparency, leadership, integrity, innovation, organisational change and good governance, and its impact on old and new institutions. The key question in this is how public organisations and private organisations with a public task deal with current social issues, how they shape their public responsibilities and deliver public value.