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The Institute of Public Administration

The Institute of Public Administration is one of the largest and oldest institutes of academic research and teaching in the field of public administration in the Netherlands. The institute combines a solid international academic reputation with a central positioning among the international, national, regional and local governance institutions of The Hague.

The research programme of the institute is concentrated on the analysis of politics and administration of institutional change. The five research chairs European Governance, International Governance, Public Sector Management, Comparative Public Sector Reform and Public Affairs & Public Policy bring together researchers with a common profile.

The Institute of Public Administration offers a Dutch bachelor’s programme, consisting of the specialisations Policy, Administration and Organisation and Economics, Administration and Management.

The master’s programmes offered by the Institute of Public Administration are Management of the Public Sector, Public Administration, Crisis and Security Management and the research master's in Political Science and Public Administration in collaboration with the Institute of Political Science.