Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Situated in the oldest Dutch city, it has nine faculties and 17,500 students in 107 study programmes. It is a well-established centre for innovative, fundamental research. The research activities for the project will be conducted by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration within the Nijmegen School of Management. The department's research programme has focused on changes and innovations in systems of governance and administration. It combines different disciplines such as political science, public administration, organisational theory, economics and gender studies, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. This has allowed the department to carry out pioneering research that brings together different disciplinary and thematic perspectives.