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Research Colloquia

NIG is a vibrant research network with numerous research colloquia.

NIG stimulates, facilitates, and assists the scientific development of the public administration and political sciences through our research colloquia. In this way, we contribute to the high quality standards in our fields of science.

Our research colloquia provide NIG members with a ready-made network, offering information plus organizational and financial support for targeted, high quality research activities.     

NIG provides research colloquia with organizational and financial support for targeted, high quality activities.

Research colloquia are based on a joint interest of NIG PhD-Candidates and NIG senior members, from different member universities, in a similar topic or field.

Colloquia are headed by two senior members, who organize meetings on a regular basis. These meetings can have different purposes.

During some meetings, PhD-Candidates and senior members present and discuss their research, learn from guest speakers or exchange theoretical- and mythological knowledge. The research group chairs decide whether the content of the meetings is appropriate. As long as it furthers the research theme of their colloquia, anything is possible.

Some research colloquia also have a product oriented focus; the members of a research colloquia can, for example, decide to carry out research together, or write a form of publication together (book, article, paper, special issue)

Joining a research group may give you one of several benefits:

  1. It gives you a ready-made network in your field of expertise.
  2. It allows you to expand your research network by connecting with like-minded individuals, both junior and senior.
  3. It provides you the opportunity to get feedback from – and give feedback to other academics and learn from each other.
  4. It helps you produce useful output, which fits with your interest and expertise.