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Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops

Register now for the 2024 Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops, in collaboration with methodsnet and hosted by KOMEX. Gain excellent PhD-level training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. When? Short courses: February 22-23, 2024 Compact and main courses: February 26 – March 1, 2024 Course options and fees (in euros): Main course (5 days): €390 early bird / €460 regular Compact course (3 days): €220 early bird / €270 regular… Read More »Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops

New member!

Great news 🗞 : We are very pleased to announce that the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is now officially a full member of the Netherlands Institute of Governance (NIG). Welcome University of Groningen! 🥂 We look forward to our future collaborations in (PhD) education and research. The Netherlands Institute of Governance (NIG) now consists of 9 full member universities and 5 associated member universities! 🎉

Winner of the Supervisor of the Year Award 2023

Last night, the Supervisor of the Year Award 2023 was also presented, on behalf of the PhD council, by Chairman Wouter Lammers to Associate Professor Brenda Vermeeren from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Brenda offers stimulating, positive, and realistic feedback, making her the ideal supervisor according to the PhD students. She was not nominated by just one PhD student, but several students nominated her! Congratulations to Brenda for winning the prize!

Winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs 2023

Last night, the G.A. van Poeijeprijs was awarded by Sanneke Kuipers on behalf of the Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde. This year, the three nominees for this prize were Chesney Callens, Laura Cleton, and Erik-Jan van Dorp. The 2023 winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs was Laura Cleton with her work titled ‘Deporting Children: Policy Framing, Legitimation, and Intersectional Boundary Work.’ he conducted her PhD-research at University of Antwerp and is currently a post-doc at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Congratulations… Read More »Winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs 2023

KOMEX applications have been opened!

Dear all,  We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for theKonstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex), organized by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with the Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNET). What Does komex Offer? High-quality, pluralistic, affordable PhD-level methods training  Excellence: state-of-the-art pedagogical principles and tools Inclusiveness: not-for-profit & highly affordable Sustainability: excellent ecological footprint Event details: Registration Start Date: 9.10.2023Starting Date of the Workshops: 22.02.2024 (short courses) and 26.2.2024… Read More »KOMEX applications have been opened!

Politics of the Low Countries journal is looking for input!

Politics of the Low Countries (PLC) is the official journal of the Flemish (VPW), Francophone (ABSP) and Luxembourg (LuxPol) political science associations in cooperation with the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP). The journal has a comprehensive scope, embracing all the major political developments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. PLC publishes articles from a wide variety of methodological perspectives and on a broad range of topics such as political behaviour,… Read More »Politics of the Low Countries journal is looking for input!

Methodological seminar: Observations in policing

Where: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 3, room 0.21 When: 16 June 2023, 9.15 – 13.00 (including free lunch) On June 16th 2023 we will kick off our NIG research colloquium on ‘Street-level bureaucracy of the 21st century’. Over the past decade, there has been a wave of scholars with a renewed interest in what happens at the frontline of bureaucracies and why. This is evident in the sheer number of (inter)national… Read More »Methodological seminar: Observations in policing

Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the VB

On March 8, 2023, the Association for Public Administration (VB) celebrated its 50th anniversary! This was celebrated with an anniversary event and an interesting substantive programme. With a book, an essay competition, an anniversary celebration and much more. In the jubilee year, we look back, but above all we also look forward to innovations in public administration and public administration. The jubilee celebration on 8 March 2023 was all about… Read More »Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the VB

Winners of the VB Essay Competition Announced!

During the 50th anniversary event of the VB, The winners of the essay competition were announced. The winner in the student category is Lucy van Eck, student of the Research Master’s in Public Administration and Organization Studies at Utrecht University. And the winner in the young scientists category is Bram Verhulst, PhD candidate in Public Administration and Political Science at VU University Amsterdam.   Jury Report Bram Verhulst Bram is… Read More »Winners of the VB Essay Competition Announced!