The Hague University

The Hague Summer School

Do you want to make a meaningful difference in your world? Work on ‘Wicked Problems’ in a Group of Young people from all over the World? Join The Hague Summer School in The Hague and learn how. The Hague Summer School is a cutting edge 2- or 4-week modular course running from 4th-29th July 2016 and looks at solving global issues through connecting the public and private sectors. Last summer we focussed on ‘Peace’ and coming summer the umbrella theme will be ‘Water’. Join us and explore society's future in 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.

We know that positive results come from good partnerships. Hewlett Packard, Ben and Jerry's, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter are all the result of partnerships. In the same way, we can make a meaningful impact on society when private and public sectors join forces. That is why there is now a trend towards developing public-private partnership models combining the strengths of both sectors.

At The Hague Summer School we look at the opportunities and challenges for both sectors and how we can connect stakeholders at a local, national and international level.

This summer course, made up of elective modules, looks at connecting the private and public sector through the eyes of engineers, human rights and security professionals and entrepreneurs.

At The Hague Summer School in Europe's heart, students, lecturers and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds come together in a rich international learning environment. You'll learn to understand each other's cultures and appreciate the differences. Dutch examples are also used to help you gain an experience from studying at a summer school in Holland.

You'll work together in small groups on projects and will be encouraged to solve problems and gain an understanding of how complex issues work from a broader perspective.
The Hague Summer School will help you gain the skills needed to become a successful and independent professional and get you thinking about a future career path

Five good reasons to apply for The Hague Summer School

  1. The summer course is held in The Hague, 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.

  2. You'll gain an all-round 'international classroom' experience with fellow students, lecturers and professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  3. You will prepare yourself for a future career in a multi-national organisation, enrich your personal growth and develop your talents trough teamwork, debate and sharing knowledge.
  4. There's the chance to visit some influential European institutions during weekly cultural visits, for example the Peace Palace and International Criminal Court.
  5. You'll make new international friends during planned social activities, from pub quizzes to city tours.



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