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Study: Pieter Wagenaar studied at the department of history at Leiden (1987-1992). From 1997-1998 he read document management at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Work: Pieter became PhD-student at the history department of Leiden University in 1993. In 1997 he defended his thesis, called "Dat de regeringe niet en bestaet by het corpus van de magistraet van Den Hage alleen": de Societeit van 's-Gravenhage (1587-1802): een onderzoek naar bureaucratisering (Hilversum 1999) [a study on bureaucratization at local government level]. In 1998 he became assistant professor at the department of public administration at Leiden University, where he partook in Mark Rutgers' pioneer project The Renaissance of Public Administration. In 2001 he was appointed assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He was co-applicant of the NWO research project Under Construction, a cooperation between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universiteit Leiden, which started in 2006. He currently partakes in the ITN Heriland project, which has started in 2019. He is active in the AOb trade union.

Teaching: Since 1994 Pieter has lectured in the departments of history and public administration for undergraduates, and graduates both Dutch and foreign, on topics such as Dutch History, administrative history, informatization of administration, and introductory PA.

Research: Pieter has published on a range of topics concerning the informatization of PA, the history of PA, the history of PA, and the administration of history.

Ancillary activities

  • AOb | Utrecht | Secretaris Sectorbestuur WO&O | 2012-01-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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