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Venture AcademyDetails

Leiden University

The Venture Academy supports student entrepreneurs of The Hague in the development of new startups by offering workshops that provide them with the tools and methods needed to help build their company. The Venture Academy enrolls 20 startup teams each year to a 12 workshops programme that will equip the startups to enter the market place. The Venture Academy requires no fees and takes zero equity.

The Venture Academy is looking for students with an action oriented attitude and with a proof of concept ready to be developed. We select our startups based on three criteria: Product, People, and Playground.

The next Venture Academy will run from February to June 2017. The applications are open from 15 December 2016 to 12 February 2017. The opening event will take plane on the 22nd of February 2017.

More information:

  • Location : Leiden University, The Hague & Leiden
  • Period : Feb 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : Free
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Global Challenges & Innovation

Big Data for Peace and Justice Summer School 2017Details

Leiden University

The Centre for Innovation has invited innovators who create digital solutions promoting the development of peace and justice to talk about their work and visions.

Professionals in the international peace and justice sector can turn toward 21st century technological advances to further their visions and commitments. By harnessing the data revolution and its immense potential for good we can for example use of the data from mobile phones, social media and other sources to better understand humanitarian crises and to monitor justice and safety worldwide. However, while maximising benefits, it is equally important to minimise associated risks. Questions such as ‘how do we secure all this data?’ and, ‘how do we protect the privacy of vulnerable populations?’ have to be posed and collectively solved.

  • Location : Living Lab (Centre for Innovation) Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
  • Period : Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : € 950.00
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice / Global Challenges & Innovation

The Hague Summer SchoolDetails

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

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


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.

  • Location : The Hague
  • Period : Jul 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : € 1,499.00
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice / Security / Governance & Leadership / Global Challenges & Innovation