About us

Netherlands Institute of Governance (NIG) is a joint research school of 13 universities offering PhD-courses and a research network. NIG connects junior and senior scholars in public administration and political science in the Netherlands and Flanders. NIG has 9 full members: Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Tilburg University, University of Twente, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and 4 associated members: Ghent University, University of Amsterdam,  University of Antwerp and Wageningen University & Research.

NIG offers a post graduate program for PhD candidates who can enroll for the full program (30EC) or for single courses (read more here). In 2019 the program has been accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) for a term of seven years.

NIG is also a vibrant research network with several research colloquia and a popular annual conference.

Do you want to know who we are? Take a look at our Partners page,  Management page, Board page, Advisory-council page,  PhD-council page or background document!