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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
Research update: Signature plan Global Law and Governance in academic year 2021-202214th October 2022
Between the Summer of 2021 and October of 2022, many things have happened in the Global Law and Governance (GLG) signature plan. The number of research projects and researchers has significantly increased, just as a variety of research activities.
Prof. Sofia Ranchordás appointed as Full Professor of Administrative Law13th October 2022
Tilburg University has appointed Prof. Sofia Ranchordás as Full Professor of Administrative Law at Tilburg Law School starting from December 1, 2022. Professor Ranchordás’ research within the chair will focus on equal treatment in the digital administrative state.
Kick-off meeting BOLSTER project in Tilburg: 13 partners successfully aligned22nd September 2022
The BOLSTER project (Bridging Organizations and marginalised communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in EuRope) officially started in the Netherlands on 7, 8 and 9 September with a successful kick-off meeting hosted by the project coordinator, Tilburg University,