New code of conduct for independent research and researc...

Whereas previously there were separate codes of conduct for scientific integrity for the research universities and the universities of applied sciences, there is now a new code of conduct applicable to both. The common code is a token of emancipation for the universities of applied sciences. A logical development as practice-oriented research at universities of applied sciences is gaining in importance. Why is a code needed and how will it benefit scientists and society?

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New extraordinary chair for the study of the United Nati...

As of 1 September 2018 Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have an extraordinary chair for the study of the United Nations. Professor Alanna O'Malley will for the next three years, set up and lead the research group UN Studies: Peace and Justice both at Leiden University as a Professor by special appointment and at The Hague University of Applied sciences as a lector. On Tuesday 20th November Prof. O’Malley will present the research agenda for the Chair and give a talk entitled: ‘The United Nations, From Blue Helmets to Blue Skies.

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Awards for practical research

During the Prize Parade on 1 November, awards were given out for the best thesis, the best team of lecturers and the best research. The Hague Councillor for Education Saskia Bruines was member of the jury for that last award. “The research were all about things that touched on current issues in society. They are all very useful.”

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“I want to have a positive effect on my environment, abo...

In September, Deniz Dibooglu (22) won the ECHO Award 2018, a national prize for excellent talent with a non-Western background in higher education. He graduated from the HRM degree programme in February. As a schoolboy he wanted to become a lawyer and earn a lot of money, now Deniz wants to have a positive effect on the world around him, above all.

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Sport Studies students promote Uniek Sporten App

It is not always easy for athletes with disabilities to find suitable sports facilities in their own municipality. The Uniek Sporten (Unique Sports) App offers a solution. But how do you spread the word about the app and reach the target group? Sport Studies students took care of that.

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‘Grande dame’ Susana Menéndez saying farewell

Susana Menéndez is also known unofficially at THUAS as the grande dame of internationalism in higher education. As a member of the Executive Board, she was the driving force behind our school’s ambition to become the most international university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Now, ten years after her appointment, Menéndez is saying farewell. She was honoured for her service during ‘Leadership in Internationalisation of Higher Education’, a symposium held on 12 June.

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Rajash Rawal appointed member of the Executive Board as ...

Rajash Rawal, currently the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Organisation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, has been appointed a member of the Executive Board at THUAS starting 1 September. Rajash is replacing Susana Menéndez who held the position for ten years and is stepping down on 1 September.

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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize spoke at Law Employment ...

On 25 May, The Hague University of Applied Sciences was right at the centre of the Law Employment Network Event: a platform attracting 250 students of more than 70 nationalities and 60 alumni as well as professionals and representatives from universities located all over the world. This conference featured nationally and internationally recognised speakers, including one very special one: a representative from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an organisation that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

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Students examine in detail protocols for child abuse

Students on the Youth Services minor commissioned by Haaglanden Municipal Health Service to research whether voluntary organisations are aware of child abuse. Do they recognise child abuse and do they know what they should do? Sherelyn Suares and Romy van Buuren talked about their research at Don Bosco summer camps.

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World Class students meet King Abdullah

How often would you get the chance to meet King Abdullah of Jordan and King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima in a single setting? King Abdullah was in the Netherlands on 20 March for a state visit. Students of the World Class The Hague had been invited to attend a lecture given by King Abdullah and then ask him questions afterward.

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Urbi et provincia

King’s Commissioner of South Holland Jaap Smit gave a guest lecture on 5 April. Relaxed, but no less convincing because of this, the former pastor discussed his work and the role of the province.

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Prize for Mobility Resource Centre

On 19 March, professor Arend de Kloet of the rehabilitation research group was awarded the Onbeperkt070 (The Hague without limits) prize by the Hague alderman Karsten Klein. De Kloet is the driving force behind the idea to open a Mobility Resource Centre (Mobilitheek), where people with a disability can borrow mobility equipment. The initiative received €7,500 in cash for its implementation.

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Connected 2018 – the aftermovie

On Friday 23 February the third edition of Connected festival took place. A party for students and employees of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. With 2,500 visitors a lively atmosphere.

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Blockchain and bitcoin: beyond the hype

Bitcoins and blockchain are the magic words these days. But what are they exactly? And will they really change the world? Students Hans Xiang and Martin Wubben, together with lecturer Jordi Jansen, revealed what lies behind these magic words during a seminar.

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