The 5th PUBSIC Conference 29.-31. January 2020

The 5th Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy Conference (PUBSIC) will be held in Stavanger, Norway.


The PUBSIC Conference remains as an important gathering of scientists interested in public sector innovation, often attracting around 100-120 scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career. The academic programme covers the spectre of public sector innovation, creating a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the field.

In recent years an important body of research and knowledge on public service innovation (PSI) are emerging. Previous PUBSIC Conferences have now taken place in Shanghai, Budapest, Lillehammer and Milan over the past four years. To continue this dialogue and to build upon this evolving body of knowledge we would invite you to participate January 29. – 31. 2020 here in Stavanger.

Stavanger is Norway's third largest city-region, and best known as the oil and gas region. The organizer of the 5th PUBSIC is University of Stavanger, that was founded in 2005 with a history as a university college since 1969. Despite the young age, the university has developed to a solid academic contributor with 12.000 students and 1.500 employees. The university is also a part of the European Consortium of innovative Universities and holds a solid position in Norway on research in public sector innovation.

The Conference will be a combination of paper presentations, micro-panels, keynote speakers and networking events.