About our department

In our department, we conduct research and deliver education and services about and for government and the public sector.

Our research focuses on governmental policy-making and the organisation and management of public and non-profit organisations, on different levels (local, national,  international), and in different domains (e.g. welfare and well-being, security, integration, climate and energy). Important research topics include e-governance, public finance, civil society, intergovernmental relations and networks, co-production and participation, and organisation and policy of the EU.

In terms of education, the staff of our department delivers courses in  public administration and management programme, and in the business administration programme of our faculty.

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'-Lab is a multi-disciplinary team that bundles knowledge and research on governance and networks in the public sector




The department contributes to the range of courses in the field of Science in Business Administration, Public Management and Policy.


The research focuses on Public management and governance, Administrative Safety Studie and Socio-economic, policy and taxation


The service focuses primarily on spreading these management insights to the private/public sectors and social profit.