Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG)
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the field of Public Law and Public Administration, in which various disciplines work together: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence.
Team up with our research activities
The collaboration within PLG is very much inspired by a joint research interest. Whereas many scholars in the field of Public Law and Public Administration primarily focus on their internal dynamics, the Tilburg scholars are driven by a primary focus on both their context and foundations. Our researchers work together by the joint inspiration to rethink publicness in a globalized, multi-layered, and hypercomplex world, from the local to the global.
Study with us
This unique approach has been translated into our Bachelor and Master programs. PLG makes an important contribution to the LLB and the LLM Law and the Global Law Bachelor and runs the programs: BSc Public Administration (in Dutch), BSc and MSc of Public Governance (in English), LLM International Law & Global Governance (in English) and LLM European Law and Global Risks (in English).
How are we doing in the worldwide rankings?
Work with us
Our department is working in research, education and impact on the publicness of public law and governance. About 100 researchers give their best to contribute to this unifying goal.
Tilburg University remains best Dutch university for Law according to THE World University Rankings 2023 by subject26th October 2022
Tilburg University has confirmed its international reputation for teaching and research within the fields of Business & Economics, Law and Psychology with top-50 positions worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by subject. With a 21st position worldwide in the THE subject ranking for Law, Tilburg University is among the world leaders in this field.
Pieter Huisman reappointed to Education Council24th October 2022
Prof. Pieter Huisman, professor of Education Law at Tilburg Law School, has been reappointed to the Education Council for four years from January 2023. The Council of Ministers has agreed to this, the Education Council announced on Oct. 21, 2022.
Blog: Theatre experiments in the CONTRA Kick-Off week14th October 2022
Conflict can be a good thing. That is CONTRA’s point of departure, CONTRA standing for Conflicts in Transformations. Amongst others, conflicts can make sure that different perspectives on problems can be heard and urgency for policy-making created.