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8th Employer Network Event 17th May of the Law degree pr...

Research

Students and alumni from dozens of different countries, professionals and representatives from leading organisations in the field of peace and law, and representatives from universities around the world will gather on 17 May at the Employer Network Event (ENE) organised by the International and European Law (Law) degree programme at THUAS. National and international experts will speak at this event.

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Growth is encouraged here

Director Deborah Mevissen asked student Lucy Isenia if she wanted to spend an orientation day at the service department. Lucy didn’t have to think twice about this offer. A mother of two, Lucy came to the Netherlands from Curaçao at the age of 27 to study business administration. She wanted to develop herself. And she was certainly not going to pass up an orientation day with a director of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Spotlight on lesser known aspects of the UN

Research

Over the next three years new appointed professor Alanna ‘O Malley will set up and lead the research group UN Studies: Peace and Justice. “I want to change the way people think about the UN. Often people say the UN doesn’t do enough, but I think it is an incredibly dynamic organization.”

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Earning money from sandpits

Research

The Energy in Transition research group at THUAS has been active since 1 August. On Monday 28 January, Professor Sander Mertens gave a lunchtime lecture at The Lighthouse. “The future is already well on the way.”

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Optimal wheelchair with wheelchair ergometer

Research

The research lab at the Zuiderpark Sports Campus has a wheelchair ergometer. The wheelchair ergometer offers the possibility to train as realistically and precisely as possible in your own wheelchair or handbike. It is also possible to search for what the optimal wheelchair settings are. If you would like to see how it works, watch the film below.

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Lower House MP: “Internationalisation, a necessary condi...

Global citizenship Internationalisation

During a working visit on 21 January to The Hague University of Applied Sciences & THUAS Campus at Leiden University, CDA MP Harry van der Molen held discussions with students, a professor, a rector and a policy advisor to find out about the use and necessity of internationalisation and global citizenship in higher education.

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Explaining the Netherlands to foreign students

Internationalisation

THUAS has organised the Dutch Insights series of talks so that international students can become acquainted with Dutch culture. Dutch politics, water management and naturally Sinterklaas were among the topics discussed. The students listened with amazement and wonder.

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We are doing more about sustainability than you think

Global citizenship

What is The Hague University of Applied Sciences actually doing about sustainability? Is THUAS doing enough? Why, for example, is there no separate waste collection in the public areas of the main campus? These were the questions students brought to Maria Toko, student member of the General Council. She discussed them with the Executive Board at THUAS and it seems: “We do more than most people know.”

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Police and fire brigade turn to students for help

Programmes

The police and fire brigade asked students in the dual degree programme Applied Safety & Security Studies to help them come up with innovative solutions. This was a fantastic project, as it gave the fourth-year students a chance to work with a real-world client. But it was also somewhat vague: just what kind of innovative solution was in order? It was, in short, a challenge.

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Extra rooms for international students

Student life

You spend months on end sleeping in your car, couchsurfing at friends’ houses, or even having to book expensive hotels. Accommodation problems in The Hague mean that students sleep here, there and everywhere. International students in particular have a hard time finding a room. German student, Maren Flunkert (22), shared her experiences of her “insanely long and tiring search.”

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Let’s all go outdoors

Programmes

Good natural sciences education encourages environmentally-friendly behaviour. Nature should be seen, heard, smelt and tasted. That is why Pabo students are going outdoors with The Hague’s primary school pupils. Student Vlera: “It’s great that in The Hague you can go outdoors if you want to give natural science lessons.”

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Energy for facility managers

Programmes

Chantal Spruit is proud. Her bachelor’s thesis, entitled ‘Facility manager, hier krijg je energie van!’ (Facility managers get energy from this!) was awarded the FMN Student Award 2018 by Facility Management Nederland. A real honour. Since then, Chantal has received noticeably more connection requests on LinkedIn.

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“Finally! No more cold chicken.”

A short while ago, Floris van Vliet (21) joined the THUAS student panel meeting. “Just for half an hour. I wanted to suggest a good idea to the Executive Board – if they would install microwaves. And what turned out? Others had suggested it before me.” At the request of students, two brand new microwaves have been installed next to the entrance of the canteen.

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