Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration addresses societal and governance challenges. The department of Public Administration seeks to enable students, governments, and (semi-)public organizations to understand, contribute to and reflect on processes of public governance aimed at addressing complex societal challenges. To that end, staff integrate adjacent disciplines in their education and research, such as law, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.


The Department of Public Administration conducts cutting edge research into the challenges that policymakers face today. Our research programme is embedded in the Institute for Management Research. View all publications here.

Research in the picture

Some of the research of the Department of Public Administration is featured below. View the full news overview and all ongoing projects here.

Etages Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen

NWO Veni grant for research into frontline workers

Shelena Keulemans, assistant professor of Public Administration, has been awarded an NWO Veni grant. This funding will allow her to conduct research on frontline workers for the next three years.

Vader met kind

Fathers combining work & care

Increasingly, fathers and mothers aim for equality in working hours and involvement in childcare. However, most couples never achieve their work-care ambition: fathers work more hours and spend less time on childcare.

Kind op balkon

Reflexive Regulation using Narrative Methods

The aim of the RUN-study is to develop reflexive regulatory arrangements, using narrative methods, putting service users center stage and enhancing accountability and dialogue.

Researcher in the media

In this interview (in Dutch), associate professor Marlies Honingh tells more about 'grip' on quality. Is there actually such a thing as 'grip'? And what does 'grip' mean?

The interview is a contribution to the VTOI-NVTK 2022 annual conference.

Contact information


Elinor Ostrom building

Heyendaalseweg 141
6525AJ Nijmegen
Postal address
Postbus 9108