Hariwa Hayas, Management of Governance Networks

Connecting with people with diverse backgrounds helps you to have an understanding of the various perspectives people can have on the world and societal problems.

I started at the Erasmus University with a pre-Master in public administration. During this year one of the courses was focused on governance networks. I felt this subject had a different view on public administration and immediately had my interest. This made me decide to apply to the Management of Governance Networks (MGN) Master.

What I like most about the Master is that it stimulates you to think differently when it comes to governance problems. Because of a globalising and more interdependent world we have more and more complex societal issues. The Master programme MGN looks at the overall context of these problems. I feel it is very valuable to know how to manage these issues, how to connect various actors and their perceptions and still be able to come up with a solution.

I also love the fact that the Master has an international perspective. My classmates come from different countries around the world and we learn so much from each other. I think it is very worthwhile to connect with people with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. This helps you to have an understanding of various perspectives people can have on the world and societal problems.

Finally, this Master has certainly broadened my knowledge and insights on the public administration topic. I feel this year has prepared me for a successful professional career. I would advise this Master to anyone that wants to learn and implement a new and present-day vision on public administration. The Master and the people I met during this year really helped me to grow as a student and a person.