Taco Brandsen

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Professor of Comparative Public Administration

Taco Brandsen is Professor of Comparative Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Taco Brandsen is Professor of Comparative Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen. He received master’s degrees in Public Administration and in English Literature from Leiden University and a PhD in Public Administration from Twente University, for which he won the Van Poelje Award for the best dissertation on public administration in The Netherlands. He has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Corvinus University Budapest.

Both as an academic and as a consultant, he has gained extensive experience of team work and of project management in the course of dozens of national and international research projects. He has been Coordinator of the WILCO project (Welfare Innovations at the Local Level, FP7) and participant in the TSEP project (Third Sector European Policy, FP5), the Network of Excellence CINEFOGO (Civil Society and New Forms of Govermance, FP6), the LIPSE project (Learning in Public Sector Environments, FP7) and the TSI project (Third Sector Impact, FP7).

He is a board member of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), the International Research Society on Public Management (IRSPM), the EMES Research Network and the Dutch Association for Public Administration, as well as Secretary-General of the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA).

Taco Brandsen is currently Professor of Comparative Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen, Coordinator of the the WILCO project (Welfare Innovations at the Local Level, FP7, 2010-2013) and Secretary-General of EAPAA (the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation).

Both as an academic and as a consultant, he has gained extensive experience of team work and of project management in the course of dozens of national and international research projects. In addition to his experience in European projects, he is a board member of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), of the International Research Society on Public Management (IRSPM) and of the Dutch Association for Public Administration.

As an academic, his research has focused on issues of innovation, governance and service delivery.

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