The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 2 - June 4, 2022

Excellent conference. I really enjoyed the papers, speakers, schedule and location and great staff!

D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

Excellent participants, argument-driven discussions, impartial and supportive Chairs in the Working Group.

D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...both in terms of academic quality and logistics, and also social events. It was a true joy.

E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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30th NISPAcee Annual Conference

"Crises, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administration"

June 2-4, 2022

Bucharest, Romania

WG7: Public Administration Education


Working group coordinator:

Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Public Administration, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,

Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University and Babes-Bolyai University,

– Report


The Public Administration Education working group was very active during the 2022 NISPAcee conference in Bucharest, despite past and present disruptions caused by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  We held one online panel during which 3 papers were presented. We held 3 additional sessions, which were both face-to-face and mixed, with a total of 14 papers.

Both the online and mixed panels were active and interesting, and the participants were engaged in lively discussions.


The presenters came from 7 different countries including Romania, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, China and the United States.  They represented 11 different universities.

A wide range of important issues related to the future of public administration higher education were discussed. Several papers linked their discussion to the effects of the pandemic. Specific issues included: ethics education; effects of digitalisation on pedagogy, curriculum, and competencies; gender issues in education; university/community relationships, as well as student success and well-being in the face of potential pandemic burnout.

In general, the focus was on the critical issues facing PA education in the context of the conference topics of crisis and change.


The WG coordinators agreed that the quality of papers has steadily improved over the years and that the 2022 papers were generally very good. Many WG participants return year after year, refining their research and learning from the WG discussions. This was the 10th meeting of the Education Working Group. The WG has become a small community in NISPAcee despite the pandemic changes.

We look forward to connecting with WG participants throughout the year and at the next NISPAcee conference.