The Hague Summer School
The Hague Summer School is a cutting edge 2 or 4 week modular course that runs in the month of July. The course, is made up of elective modules, that look at connecting the private and public sector through the eyes of engineers, human rights and security professionals and entrepreneurs. Our host city, The Hague, is the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security with its 131 international institutions, 80 justice organisations, 300 international businesses and numerous NGOs - the perfect place to see various sectors at work.
The academic program
The Hague Summer School is a modular course made up of general and elective modules. You can choose to study for a two week or four week period. The two-week summer course consists of a general module and an elective module of your choice. The four week summer course combines the two-courses and consists of two general modules and two elective modules. Each elective includes at least three organisational visits. Our academic staff is responsible for the content of the program and where we have partners in the field we co create with them. So you will meet not only our professors but also people from professionals from our Government and businesses in the region. An overview of electives modules you will find on the website www.thehaguesummerschool.com.
Each year, we focus on an umbrella theme that looks towards solving a ‘Wicked Problem.’ Students work on projects around a selected theme in both our general modules as well as the elective modules. This year, the umbrella theme is ‘sustainable cities’. With the changing demographics worldwide and growing of cities, we see a global rise in the importance of managing the effects this will have on social sustainability of cities.
Social Program and housing
As new friendships are a foundation for new and fruitful cooperation in the future, The Hague Summer School is not just about studying. We know that you are also here to make meet people and have fun! During the evenings and on the weekends we offer an extensive social and cultural program. Activities like the ‘Urban Bike Ride’, ‘Game Night’, ‘Treasure Hunts’ and off course ‘Dutch Nights’ are organized. You will stay at The Student Hotel, a high end hotel for international students, just 5 minutes away from our University.