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Data Science Research Programme

Governance and Global Affairs

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

Facing important socio-cultural issues of the 21st century like climate change, terrorism and economic crises, requires a substantial and in-depth scientific knowledge. But this knowledge alone is often not enough. At the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs these themes are studied through a  combined perspective of public administration, political science, law, sociology and economics. This interdisciplinary approach gives the Faculty’s research and teaching its cross-border character. 

Data Science Research Projects

Automated text analysis of policy-related documentation

Project Hugo de Vos

The aim of this project is to investigate methods for automatically extracting information from policy documents. Using techniques from Text Mining and Natural Language Processing, we try to search for patterns in the large collections of text created by institutions of the European Union.

Improving citizens’ participation in public service delivery: the possibilities of data dashboards

Annelieke van den Berg

This project considers how data science methods can influence the interaction between government and citizens on public platforms.

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