Tilburg Institute of Governance

Tilburg Institute of Governance

Interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface of Public Administration, Economics and Law

Tilburg School of Governance

Tilburg Institute of Governance

Truly multidisciplinary, innovative and operating on the frontier of knowledge. Tilburg Institute of Governance (TIG) is unique. It is not just a research institute or an academic education program. It’s a community of outstanding scholars with an interest in public governance and public sector issues.

As an alliance of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) and Tilburg Law School (TLS), TIG operates at the interface of the disciplines of Public Administration, Economics and Law. Each discipline offers different insights and tools to deepen our understanding of public governance issues.


  • 03 Jul 2018News

    Public Governance students make Oxfam Novib Clinic a real success
    Between April and June 2018, the first-year students of the Bachelor of Public Governance participated in their first Governance Clinic, where they conducted commissioned research on private sponsorship schemes for refugees for Oxfam Novib. The results were not only well received by Oxfam’s EU Migration Campaign Manager but also sparked interest from the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands. Read more

  • 06 Apr 2018News

    Prof. Frank Hendriks in expert meeting Dutch Senate on Referendum Recall Act
    Prof. Frank Hendriks participated in an expert meeting of the Dutch Senate (‘Eerste Kamer’) on the issue of the Referendum Recall Act (on 27 March 2018). Position paper and speech to be found here: Read more

  • 04 Oct 2017News

    Research grant for project on data-driven innovation in infrastructure
    What factors impede the implementation of data-driven innovation in infrastructure sectors and how can these impediments can be overcome? NWO has awarded a research grant of 500,000 euros to Prof. Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg Law School, TILEC) and Prof. Martijn Groenleer (Tilburg Law School, Tilburg School of Governance) for a project to investigate this as part of the Next Generation Infrastructures program. Read more