Course schedule

It is possible to register for courses here until 1 month before the start of the course. If the course is not yet open for registration, it is also possible to klick ‘keep me informed about this course’ to stay updated! 

Courses are free to attend for NIG-members (senior or PhD), if you are not a member, course fees are paid per course. Course fees are 100,- per course (1 day) for participants from member institutions and 150,- for third parties. For seminars (3-5 days) there is a fee of 500,- for participants from member institutions and 750,- for third parties.

Track

Courses

 

Responsibility and Integrity in Research and Advice (4EC)
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Instructors: Berry Tholen (Radboud University), Patrick Overeem (VU university) + guests
Date: 20-23 June 2022
Read more about the course here 

Classics in Public Administration and Political Science (4EC) 
Application for this course is currently closed
Instructors: Duco Bannink (VU University), Willem Trommel (VU University), Jelle van Baardewijk (VU University)
Date: 26 October 2021 and 16+ 17 May 2022
Read more about the course here

Formulating and answering research questions (5EC)
Application for this course is currently closed

Instructors: Merlijn van Hulst (Tilburg University), Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University)
Date: 21-25 February 2022 
Read more about the course here

Getting it published (1EC) 
Application for this course is currently closed
Instructor: Zeger van der Wal (Leiden University)
Date: 11 May 2022
Read more about the course here

Data Management (1EC)
To obtain the NIG diploma, participants must follow a course that covers at least 1 EC equivalent on data management. A course on data management may be taken at the local university and will be recognized by NIG. A course on research design or other subjects may cover data management to a sufficient extent. Please consult with the NIG office to verify eligibility of a course.

Take the Lead (3EC)
Registration for this course is currently closed
Instructor: Karin Lasthuizen (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand))
Date: 8-10 June 2022  
Note: this will be an online course
Read more about the course here

Network and Collaborative Governance: Theories, Methods and Practices (3EC)
Registration for this course is currently closed
Instructors: Erik Hans Klijn (Erasmus University) & Joris Voets (Ghent University)
Date: 13-15 June 2022  
Location: Ghent
Read more about the course here

Collaborative Governance for Innovation (3EC)
Instructors: Eva Sørensen (UCL), Jacob Torfing (Roskilde University) & Lieselot Vandenbussche (VU University)

Date: 13-15 April 2021
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Governance in a Glocal Society (3EC)
Instructors: Martijn Groenleer (Tilburg University) & Elena Bondarouk (Leiden University)
Date: 28-30 June 2021 
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Doctoral workshop in Comparative Public Administration (2EC)
This course is offered together with Lausanne and Potsdam and will take place in Lausanne
Instructors: Pirmin Bundi (IDHEAP Université de Lausanne), Sabine Kuhlmann (University of Potsdam), Le-Anh Nguyen Long (Twente University), Isabella Proeller (University of Potsdam)

Date: 22-24 september 2021 
Read more about the course here

Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy (3EC)
Instructor: Lars Tummers

Date: 24 November – 26 November 2021
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Making Science on Politics and Governance Matter: Strategies for ‘Bridging the Gap’ Between knowledge and policy (3EC)
Instructors: Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University) & Femke Verwest (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)

Date: 13, 19, 20 January 2022 
Read more about the course here

Governance and Accountability through a behavioral lens (2EC)
Instructor: Sjors Overman (Utrecht University)
Location: IDHEAP Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: 9-10 May 2022 
Read more about the course here

For NIG PhD members who take the full program, no additional charges apply for a limited number of places in the UU/EUR/UvT/VU Research Master Public Administration and Organisational Science. Per course, a maximum of two participants can be accommodated. Application deadlines are January 1st for courses in the spring semester and the July 1st for courses in the fall semester.

Please note that these courses involve at least weekly on-site meetings in Utrecht and require regular coursework over a period of 10 weeks.

Data Analyses: from numbers to stories (6EC)
Registration is currently closed.
Instructor: Sjors Overman (Utrecht University)
Date: Spring 2023 (period 3)

High control designs: experiments and surveys (9EC)
Registration is currenlty closed
Instructors: Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht University), Noor de Boer (Utrecht University)
Date: Spring 2023 (period 4)

Low control designs: field research (9EC)
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Instructor: Noortje van Amsterdam (Utrecht University)
Date: Fall 2022 (period 1)

Data Analyses: from notes to stories (6EC)
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Instructor: Merlijn van Hulst (Tilburg University)
Date: Fall 2022 (period 2)

NIG reimburses up to 500 euros in international course fees for PhD members who take the full program, and who have participated in three core curriculum courses, subject to conditions

NIG applied research and consultancy internship

We offer a new flexible, applied research and consultancy internship program, together with a range of partners (confirmed now are Anderson Elffers Felix, Nautus, OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, Significant; one or two more partners are expected). Read more about the possibilities here

Professional academic skills 

NIG can credit non-courses which help you develop general professional academic skills such as organizing panels, editing journals and organizing public impact events, up to a max of 7.5EC. Read more about the possibilities here

 

Lockdown protocol for NIG Courses

We apply a standard protocol to deal with potential closures of the buildings where we offer our courses, due to Covid restrictions. This protocol makes it clear what our procedures are and what you can expect as a participant.

The most important principles include: our courses are on-site (in person) whenever possible and safe. If an on-site option is not possible, we turn to online courses. We avoid hybrid options. We strive to make individual adaptations to maintain accessibility of our course offerings.

We will, therefore, schedule all courses on-site for 2022. We may change the venue, if more distance (and, therefore, space) is needed and not available in the original venue. In case of closure of higher education, we will reschedule our courses and go online. We expect all participants to attend on-site courses in person.

Should this protocol lead to a disproportionate barrier to partake in individual cases, we will try to design a solution on a case-by-case basis.