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Jaouad Khamkhami: From student to managing director

As a freshman, you can be a little unsure. What will you do with your degree? Will it lead to a job that suits you? Jaouad Khamkhami had the same questions when he first arrived at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Now he is managing director of Particibaan. He has this message for all students: "Believe in yourself. Start with your passion. That’s how you make a difference."

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Smart Sensor Systems research group to be a partner in E...

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The Smart Sensor Systems research group will be a partner in the European research project NextGEM for the next 4 years. In this project, 20 institutions from 9 countries are investigating the potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF exposure) from 5G systems. NextGEM received funding from the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme last summer. The project team is investigating whether EMF exposure causes health issues in people, whether changes are caused at a cellular level, and even whether there could be a link to cancer.

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Sports Innovator Challenge winners announced during Voll...

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On the opening day of the Women's Volleyball World Championship in Arnhem, Marjolijn Sonnema and Frank van der Vloed (member of the Sports Innovator Top Team) announced the winners of the Sports Innovator Challenge 'Top sport events that reach and inspire more Dutch people'. The winners include WE the Wheeled Experience by BEN (Basketball Experience NL Foundation), a project in which THUAS' Technology for Inclusive Movement and Sport Research Group is closely involved.

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Professor Luc de Witte aspires to develop a Centre of Ex...

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On 1 December 2021, Luc de Witte became the new professor in Technology for Health. By now he has conducted dozens of conversations inside and outside THUAS and has taken the first steps towards large-scale regional collaborations. During his inaugural lecture on 6 October, he will focus on the approach of that collaboration: ‘If you ask me, healthcare technology is not just about solving problems. It's also there to make life more beautiful or pleasant.’

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Opinion piece: Does your fridge already have a virus sca...

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It’s an ordinary day in the life of a lecturer-researcher in network and system security. You walk to the train to go to work. On your way, you think back to the start-up lesson of the year, in which you told students about a campsite in the Netherlands with mandatory facial recognition for pool access. In response some parents on the terrace were saying loudly how easy it was for them; all they had to do was upload their children's photos to a company's database somewhere in the Cloud. Fortunately, the students still were surprised that this was allowed and happens just like that, and no, this is not allowed. There were also concerned faces in the room upon realising that this means we are teaching our children that this is the most normal thing in the world. It’s an ordinary day.

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HTM Energy transition

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The Hague may be missing opportunities to make the Energy Transition cheaper and faster. The large roofs and facades of HTM’s buildings and existing infrastructure are underutilised for generation and distribution, respectively. That could be done differently and would achieve many gains for the energy transition.

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Researcher Kees Sommer presents a paper at the Joint Con...

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On 7 September 2022, the Joint Conference on Language Evolution took place in Japan. Researcher Kees Sommer gave an online presentation about his team's research on the following topic: ‘How self-domestication and prosociality may shape cross-modal language’.

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First lecturer traineeship is completed: a retrospective

In the last two years, nine trainees have found a unique path to higher vocational education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. After they were hired, they immediately started teaching three days a week and attending a trainee programme two days a week. During those two days, they attended workshops, participated in inspiration and peer coaching sessions, completed the Foundation Course Didactic Competence and the Basic Examination Qualification internal training courses and worked on assignments.

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Sporting event sponsorship offers added value

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Sponsoring a major sporting event has a positive effect on the commercial and social impact of both the sponsor and the event. That is the outcome of a study conducted by the Impact of Sport research group after the Invictus Games The Hague in April 2022. Organiser Power of Freedom Foundation was curious about the impact of partnerships with an eye on future sporting events in the Netherlands.

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Work trip to South Africa: Health and Water, Energy and ...

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From 29 March to 3 April, professor Sander Mertens and Pepijn van Willigenburg travelled to South Africa. This was in preparation for a project in which they will work with local partners to use sustainable electricity to improve living conditions in townships and informal settlements. This included a visit to Diepsloot Township through their partner Specialized Solar Systems, for a demonstration of the Solar PV mast as a localised energy system.

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Defending human rights: Let's Talk About YES campaign

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One in ten female Dutch students experience rape during their time as students. It also affects 1 per cent of men. These are the results of a study commissioned by Amnesty International in 2021. Together with students, Amnesty took action. And achieved results. A number of universities and universities of applied sciences, including THUAS, signed a manifesto against sexual violence: “Let's Talk About YES”. Students Charlotte Le Faucheur, Roy Peters and Thien Ta acted at THUAS and lobbied for the signing of this manifesto. “The signature on the manifesto is a good first step. Now THUAS must really get to work and fulfil its ambitions.”

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Hospi Housing matches students looking for a room with h...

A German student finds shelter in a garden shed that has been converted into a tiny house. An Asian student lives with a spry seventy-something. A Dutch student is a guest in the family of a Social Work lecturer until Christmas. Hospi Housing matches (foreign) students with hospitable hosts or host families who have a spare room. The Hague University of Applied Sciences wholeheartedly supports this. Do you have an empty room? Do you know anyone who does? Consider what you can do for a housing market that is completely saturated.

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Volunteer Student Assistant-Editor of “International Lab...

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You can make a difference in our team! The Centre of Expertise on Global Governance is looking for a highly motivated student to work as a Student Assistant to support the managing editor of ILaRC – currently Ms. Nadia Rusinova, lecturer in the International and European law programme. This opening is for an ambitious and organized assistant-editor who can contribute ideas, think creatively, and meet regular deadlines for publications.

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New professor delivers inaugural lecture on ‘Inclusion i...

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Inclusive education is an important priority for THUAS. Since 1 January 2021, Naomi van Stapele has been the Inclusive Education professor at the Global & Inclusive Learning Centre of Expertise. On 16 September, she will hold her inaugural lecture. ‘Inclusion is about countering power. And that requires radical critical thinking.’

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How Bram links music and technology to health

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‘The freedom I had during this internship was fantastic and at the same time difficult.’ A word from Bram Nijhoff, a Mechatronics student. During his internship in a research group - it is possible, and fun too - he thought about a musical instrument for people with dementia. He discovered that everything he had learnt during the degree programme had been very useful, and that he also struggled with an aspect that had not been addressed as much during the programme.

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Full program available: register now for the symposium o...

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Technology can play a major role as a tool for an inclusive society, and contribute to the sustainability of health and social care. During the symposium ‘Technology as a tool for an inclusive society and sustainable care’ the possible role of technology will be discussed from different perspectives.

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COVID-19 preparations for the coming academic year

The new academic year is just around the corner. Although the coronavirus has not gone away yet, we are increasingly learning to live with the presence of the virus. Nevertheless, we are preparing ourselves for a possible upturn. We would like to keep you updated about the preparations we are making at THUAS.

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Students present proposal so patients can start their tr...

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The fitter you are when undergoing surgery, the higher your chances of success and recovery. Ideally, this means that patients should exercise a lot and follow a healthy diet in the weeks leading up to their treatment. But how do you get people who don't naturally do this to follow this advice? Students from the Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out researched the options. Last July, they presented their findings at the Haaglanden Medical Centre in Leidschendam.

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New professor in Oncological Care: “I want to put the le...

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After almost 12 years as a programme leader at Nivel, Joke Korevaar is ready to begin her role as the new professor in Oncological Care. Among other things, she wants to continue with research regarding aftercare for patients recovering from cancer. “That is where my personal interest lies,” she explains, “but I'm also very curious about what research the professional field still needs.”

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Professor Frank van Eekeren says goodbye: ‘Sport has a m...

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Sport brings people together. That was the starting point for the new research group Impact of Sport. Three years later, professor Frank van Eekeren is leaving THUAS. ‘Together with students and organisations involved in sport, we have conducted amazing research about the social relevance of sports.’

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Better rehabilitation through wearables?

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Activity monitors, also known as ‘wearables’, measure your posture and movements in everyday life in an objective, reliable and user-friendly way. The versions for healthy people are selling like hot cakes, but these kinds of measuring instruments are also very promising in health care. Lecturer-researcher Hanneke Braakhuis investigated: How can these devices be meaningfully applied in rehabilitation processes? She defended her thesis on 6 July at the ErasmusMC in Rotterdam. The most important message: ‘The use of these sensors has great potential, but there is still a lot to discover.’

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Executive Board's response to the decision of the langua...

The Dutch National Human Rights Institute has established that The Hague University of Applied Sciences has disadvantaged staff members with a non-Dutch background by imposing a strict language requirement in an internal vacancy. With this message, we would like to let you know how we have learned from this and what improvements we are implementing in consultation with the affected colleagues.

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Inspiration flows during two day seminar from Coral and ...

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At the beginning of July the European network Coral – Regional Policies for Active and Healthy Living - and THUAS joined forces while hosting an inspirational seminar in The Hague. The seminar consisted of two days and gave stakeholders the opportunity to share project ideas for future research topics but also broaden their knowledge during several workshops.

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Renewal & extension of the Social Domain Workshop The Ha...

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The Social Domain Workshop The Hague & Leiden (in Dutch: Werkplaats Sociaal Domein) will start a new four-year project period in January. As of 2023, the Workshop will be expanded to include a new Social and Inclusion learning studio, which will focus on an urban issue related to marginalised groups in society.

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Knowledge Exchange through Applied Research and Educatio...

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Sustainability issues are wicked problems and complex to solve. To be able to solve them, collaboration is key. To find a solution, “You need to find a common ground otherwise, no one gets anywhere, and we cannot move forward”, 2nd year Industrial Design Engineering, Design agency student.

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Students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences m...

A better understanding of each other begins with knowing our common history, even if it is uncomfortable. Taking a moment to stop and think about the abolition of slavery is important, but if you would prefer to do that while walking, you can too. Students of the Kingdom Affairs minor of The Hague University of Applied Sciences have mapped out Delft's history of slavery with a city walk.

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Joint Cyber Range NL: facility for cybersecurity educati...

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In the autumn of 2020, we launched a pilot for sharing technical cybersecurity education: the Joint Cyber Range NL. Lecturer-researchers from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have developed a draft cyber range. The cyber range will be temporarily hosted by SURFnet and applied during the pilot in ICT education by the two initiators. Lecturers and students have been working, among other things, on designing CTFs (capture the flag competitions) and attack/defence games. The cyber range pilot was also used in a national competition for high school students.

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AMI Research Award for Chris Detweiler

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Professor in Philosophy and Professional Practice, Chris Detweiler, has been awarded the Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) Research Award for his research project 'Sociotechnical Considerations of AI in Music Technology'. With this research award, Google's AMI programme supports research in the arts and social sciences that focuses on machine learning and its impact on society. The awards are granted every year to five researchers.

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Doctoral grant for research on sustainability in the cur...

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Lecturer-researcher Theo de Joode has been awarded a NWO doctoral grant for his research 'Building an integrated sustainability curriculum for higher economic professional education’. From his position in the New Finance research group, he wants to develop building blocks based on research, with which sustainability can be fully incorporated into the curriculum in the coming five years.

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An Indigenous Story - The Story of the Tŝilhqot’in

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09.06.2022 16:00 – 18:00; The lights are dimmed, and the first students stride into the room. The recording is set up and pictures of land are shown in the background. The land of the Tŝilhqot’in. Chief Joe Alphonse from the Tŝilhqot’in Nation - elected as the Tribal Chairman of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) since 2010 - enters the room with his entourage. Silence falls and he begins to narrate the indigenous story of the Tŝilhqot’in.

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Design is fun, whether it’s products or packaging

When you think of ‘design’, do you think of tea or deodorant? Or, like me, rather of a chair or a laptop? In the third year of the Industrial Design Engineering (IPO) degree programme, students specialise in either product design or packaging design. After all, the packaging of your deodorant also starts with a design. Kiki de Boer and Mellany van der Plicht are both studying Industrial Design Engineering in The Hague. What do they do during their degree programme and what do they like more: designing a product or packaging?

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Turning coffee waste into coffee containers

What if we could ‘close the loop’ of every product’s life cycle by reusing its waste? As part of her graduation project, Industrial Design Engineering student Celina Whitehead did an internship with Coffee Based, a company that strives to design zero-waste innovations by applying spent coffee grounds as resources. Celina looked into new material possibilities the company could use, and designed a storage container for coffee beans and coffee waste, made from coffee grounds. ‘My interest in circular and social design and sustainability drew me to this company.’

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Seminar on NGO governance and accountability

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On Friday 24 June we had a great NGO day on NGO governance and accountability organized by THUAS- Center of Expertise Global Governance and Leiden University -Institute of Public Administration at The Hague Humanity Hub.

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Lecture on Transitional Justice

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On Wednesday 22 June the Global Governance CoE organized an interactive lecture on Transitional Justice. During the event GG researcher Maarten van Munster and VU researchers Hossein Mojtahedi and Joris van Wijk engaged in a discussion on post-conflict Transitional Justice focusing on the case studies of Iraq and Angola.

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Working together on a green city: how do you stimulate t...

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Fera Overdiep is sure everyone can help to make the Netherlands greener. Her graduation research for the Spatial Development degree programme focussed on how to stimulate shared responsibility in nature in the urban area of Zuid-Holland. Would you like to remove a few tiles next to your front door and plant sunflowers or a pear tree? Good idea! With help from the municipality and a nature organisation, you can create a lovely facade garden. Fera discovered that urban greening energises her.

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The Challenge: There is no better way to start a degree ...

Students starting the HBO-ICT degree programme have various expectations. The Challenge is a fun way for new students to immediately explore the broad HBO-ICT professional field and gain more insight into the degree programme. Together with students Youssra Ezzahi and Chris Golemi, coordinator and lecturer Mirabai Vosteen shows how challenging this 20-week project is. A project in which we link ICT to social challenges. By doing a lot together, the students also develop a sense of social connection. Read more about The Challenge here.

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This was our inspiration café ‘Brussels & the Town Hall’

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During the first half of 2022, the Changing Role of Europe Research Group has been busy with various initiatives around the theme of ‘Europe in the Municipality’. For example, a six-part series in our Global Gossip podcast was published, a live talk show was broadcast from the Auditorium and, as the icing on the cake, the Inspiration Café Brussels & the Town Hall was organised on 2 June.

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Waste no more!

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This week Van Dale posted its new definition of the word ‘waste’ online. This reads: ‘raw materials from which new products can be made’. Kim Poldner, professor of Circular Business at the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise, is enthusiastic. “‘Throwing things away’, as we used to do on a conveyor belt, is no longer a concept in the Dutch language. In our country, nothing goes to waste any more: everything is cherished, reused or made into something new. A milestone!”

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13-metre solar butterfly descends on Scheveningen boulev...

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Saturday 25 June, the Municipality of The Hague welcomes the SolarButterfly; a sustainably built tiny house on wheels. This solar butterfly is made from over 800 kg of PET bottles fished out of the ocean and runs entirely on solar energy. With this special object, the international team behind the SolarButterfly would like to draw attention to innovative solutions to combat global climate change. Student researchers from the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise of The Hague University of Applied Sciences will be present to inform and inspire visitors with interactive Climate Talks.

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Elif is working on a robot cart that plays tag

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She is a first-year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student. Elif Erkan first thought of studying physics or teacher training, but registered last-minute for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. “I suddenly thought it would be fun to learn how all those devices you use every day are put together and work. I especially like the innovative side of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Making products more sustainable. Making an impact.”

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Sustainable packaging: together we can do it!

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If you look in your waste bin, you will see that most of the waste consists of packaging material. And especially food packaging. After all, butter, spaghetti and takeaway food cannot be transported without packaging. To ensure that all this packaging has the least possible impact on the environment, we are working hard on sustainability innovations in the Goed Verpakt consortium. In various minors, our students, together with companies, consider how they can turn the packaging industry around. Student Anne and client Jos tell about their experience.

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Professor Monique Berger inspires with personal stories ...

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An enormous drive, passion for her profession and determination. That's what professor Monique Berger exuded during her inaugural lecture on 16 June at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. To a packed auditorium, she proudly told about the ambitions of her Technology for Inclusive Movement and Sport Research group. Also special were the beautiful personal stories of both Monique and the guest speakers present. In this article, we summarise the most important moments of the afternoon.

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Research Group Future Urban Systems: from an egg to a vi...

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The Research Group Future Urban Systems has a newly appointed professor: Dr. Rizal Sebastian. Having studied architecture, building technology and project management, Rizal has built knowledge, practical experience, and an international network in the area of digital technologies for the improvement of construction quality and processes in the last 23 years. What he wants to achieve with the research group? Let’s begin by formulating a vision together. Using an egg to guide the dialogues.

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i-did: a unique concept within the global circular texti...

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Around 330 million kilos of old textile ends up on the textile waste mountain in the Netherlands every year. At i-did they clean this up by transforming old textiles into recycled felt. A unique concept: they not only contribute to a more sustainable textile industry, but they also coach people who have been unemployed for a long time, so they acquire job skills. The goal is to eventually help them move on to a new employer. That is social and circular entrepreneurship.

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Impact of heat waves on vulnerable populations

Heat waves are becoming more frequent due to climate change. What does that mean for the vulnerable residents of The Hague? In the applied research project “The Effect of heatwaves on vulnerable population groups in The Hague”, Dr. Sylvia Bergh and her research team investigated that for the municipality of The Hague.

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Selling sustainable fashion made easier

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As a fashion retailer, how can you better sell your sustainable range? This is what 60 design students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences pondered in the Next Fashion Retail research project. During a design expo on 19 May, they presented their innovative ideas for making sustainability more discussable, fun and easier to understand.

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences study shows tha...

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The corona crisis has left its mark, causing a 2% contraction of The Hague's economy. Nevertheless, the decrease is the smallest among the four largest municipalities in the Netherlands. These are the findings of research conducted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the Municipality of The Hague.

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“Twenty years ago I just wanted to get out of school”

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Now that society is rapidly digitising - we can even control our thermostat remotely - the field of ICT is increasingly broadening. How does a fourth-year HBO-ICT student see this? How does an alumnus with a lot of ICT and entrepreneurial experience see this? A conversation with Shera Guiliano Doekhi and Jeroen Derwort about the degree programme, the opportunities of today's ICT professional and the future.

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Systemic Design Expertise Network starts its first resea...

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On Monday 30 May, the Systemic Design Expertise Network (ENSCD) held its first meeting. Initiators including Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and various partners were introduced to the programme and the shared research team. They discussed the role that systemic design can play in complex social issues. In the meantime, the first concrete research projects are also getting off the ground. “These will enable cross-pollination between research, education and professional practice.”

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Designing with Nature: student innovations

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An overwhelmingly inspirational day, the 19th of May saw the presentations of the Design with nature students in the context of project Trashure. Students were tasked with using nature to create sustainable design. The designs and products that emerged were exceptional and all focused on different areas, with 5 Trashure teams focused on designing with nature; a beautiful poster displayed how their projects all fit together in a cycle(see below).Teaming up with Ray highway, a further 3 teams focused on projects to create sustainable highways with immense success.

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Working with light

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Newly appointed professor delivers inaugural lecture – Glass fibre, LED lighting, solar panels or the mobile phone in your hand, there are countless applications of photonics (the technology of light). Steven van den Berg became professor in the Photonics research group on 1 January 2021. He will be giving his inaugural lecture ‘Fascinating Photonics’ on 8 June.

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STAP and The Hague University of Applied Sciences

STAP is a government regulation. Stap stands for Stimulating Labour Market Position (Stimulering Arbeidsmarkt Positie). The STAP budget is a reimbursement from the government of up to €1,000 that adults can use to take a degree programme, a course or some training. You can apply for the STAP budget and receive it once per calendar year through the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency). This new STAP regulation replaces the tax deduction for training or education costs.

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‘Now we have to put our money where our mouth is'

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Jenny Coenen her delivers inaugural lecture on Smart Sustainable Manufacturing - Something has to happen now. The manufacturing industry uses far more resources and energy than is desirable and responsible. The inaugural lecture by Jenny Coenen, professor in Smart Sustainable Manufacturing, will have a tone of urgency. Her research group studies how to set up sustainable production chains. Jenny will deliver her lecture on 8 June.

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REBEL WITH A CAUSE: Ronald Van Der Kemp inspires during ...

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Rebel with a cause: those were the opening words to the keynote that describe Ronald van der Kemp (RVDK), world renowned couture designer. There is a reason a documentary about him with the same title is set to be released later this year. He is a true pioneer in a world where sustainability usually gets little room.

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2022 National Student Survey: students are positive abou...

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Student satisfaction with The Hague University of Applied Sciences has increased again over the past year. This is evident from the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS), the results of which Studiekeuze123 published this week. Students experience the degree programme in general and the atmosphere as positive.

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Applied Data Science & AI, the education of the future

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"This is the profession of the future. If you really want to contribute to positive changes in the world, you should study Data Science and AI." Lecturer Peter Becker is very enthusiastic about the new degree programme that starts in September. And he is not the only one. Companies are also eagerly awaiting the first graduates. And with the current number of registrations of high school students, pre-university students and senior secondary vocational education students, we already have enough to fill two classes.

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Toolkit 'A Diversity-Sensitive Approach in Youth Care' f...

Young people and parents with a migration background make significantly less use of youth care. At the same time, they are overrepresented in involuntary youth assistance. Due to cultural differences, they often have a different view on education. The Toolkit 'A Diversity-Sensitive Approach in Youth Care' has been developed to ensure that we can better reach and assist this group. Anyone can use the toolkit free of charge, and the research group Youth Support in Transformation can also provide support.

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Play-friendly cities: helping children towards a healthy...

More and more children in the Netherlands are overweight, don't exercise enough and have poor motor skills. To turn the tide, we need to get children moving. Outdoor playtime can play an important role here in everyday life. That is why The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are starting a study on outdoor play among primary school pupils in Delft (Tanthof), The Hague (Morgenstond) and Amsterdam (Kolenkitbuurt/Overtoomse Veld).

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Young and old inspire each other within the Haags Ontmoe...

Within the Haags Ontmoeten (The Hague Meeting) project of the Werkplaats Sociaal Domein Den Haag & Leiden there is contact between young and old. First-year students of the Social Work degree programme of The Hague University of Applied Sciences engage in conversation with the elderly at Haags Ontmoeten locations. They follow the education module 'The question behind the question', in which they learn to observe and work with people. During the project, they talk to the elderly and make portraits of them based on these conversations. During this project, both generations get to know each other better, which provides nice insights.

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Promising programme for Professor Monique Berger’s inaug...

On 16 June 2022, Monique Berger, together with the members of her research group, will present the research themes and ambitions of the Technology for Inclusive Movement and Sport Research Group. It promises to be a great afternoon, including a lively panel discussion with interesting guests from the field of rehabilitation, exercise and sport. Think for example of Gertjan van der Linden (former Paralympic athlete & national coach for the National Wheelchair Basketball Team) and Sjoerd Dreteler (psychologist & political scientist).

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Educational institutions ban grading system

Never again getting a four for an exam or interim examination: that is a fact as of next year. This week, senior secondary vocational education and training, universities of applied sciences and universities decided together to give up the old assessment system for their students starting from the 2032-33 academic year. Bas van den Berg sees it as the cherry on the cake after a period of ten years of educational innovation. ‘When we started our Community of Practice Regenerative Education in 2022, the assessment system was already a thorn in our side. After all, as lecturers who are we to grade our students? In the search for systems to restore the earth, we know as much or as little as they do. The focus of modern education is on discovering and innovating together, not on assessing and testing each other. It's nice that this is now official.’

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Inspiring Sustainable Business Leaders of tomorrow: meet...

One thing is clear, Frans Lodders is a man proud of his students. In spite of an hour-long conversation meant to highlight his work, we spent nearly the entirety discussing his students and the work they have done through his courses. Like a proud, beaming parent he shows me the videos his students have made and boasts about their wonderful work. Education is the foundation of change - Frans takes this in his stride as he teaches students that would not ordinarily be exposed to sustainability to become agents of change: whether it be through social action or incorporating sustainability into business.

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Place more emphasis on what students do achieve

The corona measures have hit students hard in recent years. The impact on their mental health has been great. Nevertheless, it is important not only to spread gloomy information about this group of young people, but also to pay attention to what they do achieve. Stories about their flexibility, creativity and perseverance over recent years could actually have a positive effect on their mental health and motivation.

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Coffee with Vikaash: Lecturer and researcher social incl...

Calm, cool and collected Vikaash begins telling me about his work, which contrary to his nature radiates a pressing urgency. Sustainability is a topic missing from the predominant proportion of degree programs. Vikaash views this as a greatly missed opportunity for such an important theme to be integrated into education. It’s a passion he picked up during his own studies into emerging markets where sustainability was a significant focus. This experience had a profound impact on him and he hopes to circulate that passion to current and future business students.

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“Learning to see things differently”

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Solve global issues in an international, multicultural team and develop into a global citizen who can conquer the international labour market. Every summer, THUAS organises The Hague Summer School, where students from all over the world, working from their own cultural perspective, tackle global issues. 'You learn to look at the world with open eyes in a completely different way.'

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Put on your orange jacket, helmet on, and then ask lots ...

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Ezra Ayoub could do with eyes in the back of his head when he is talking to forklift drivers and lorry drivers in the Waalhaven. During his graduation internship for the Industrial Engineering & Management degree programme, he explored why it takes almost two hours on average to load the metal bars, plates and rods from the ship into the lorry. It is up to Ezra to shorten that lead time. Leave that to him. He always thinks in terms of solutions and likes to include others.

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Sitting still for an hour in a meadow at minus five

This is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an internship at a consultancy firm. For Renske Witzier, who studies Applied Physics, it was practice. During her third year internship at DGMR, she conducted research on acoustics. She would take her self-built measuring set to a meadow, but also to an artificial grass field, a gravel path, a green car park, the beach and even a green roof. Her internship also yielded another unexpected outcome. She won the NNV HBO Young Talent Award 2022 with it.

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New professor of Risk Management & Cyber Security: Dr Pe...

Dr Pei-Hui Lin will join the Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety with effect from 16 May 2022. Pei-Hui will form her research group at the intersection of risk management and cybersecurity within the Centre of Expertise for Cyber Security (CoECS) and thus lead the fourth research group within this Centre of Expertise.

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Interesting workshops on the Day of Sports Research (DSO...

On Wednesday 12 May, researchers will discuss and present their work during the Day of Sports Research. This year, the event will take place in Nijmegen. It will cover many different themes, such as inclusion, technology and the social importance of sports. The Health Innovation Centre of Expertise is involved in organising two of the workshops.

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Placemaking researched

Placemaking, the new buzz word around The Hague. But what does it mean? And what is happening in The Hague that we can already refer to as placemaking? Commissioned by the municipality of The Hague, a research team from Erasmus University, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Zuijderwijk Stadssociologie looked into this issue. They will present their findings at the Stadsmakersfestival on 13 May.

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Complete a bachelor's degree, but without student debt a...

These are three random mechanical engineering students: Noëlle Choong, Sjoerd Anema and Robbert van der Boor. Their goals and experiences vary, but all three prefer to study and work at the same time. Why did they start the dual degree programme in Mechanical Engineering? Sjoerd has now graduated, Noëlle and Robbert are still in the middle of their programme.

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Actively creating learning environments: “Students will ...

In this series, we turn the spotlight on lecturer-researchers who bring research and education closer together. Rachel Kuijlenburg takes this quite literally. She was one of the driving forces behind the living lab that has been located in the centre of the campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2020. Here, sensors collect data on the use of classrooms and other areas, and students conduct research on data they produce themselves! Rachel: “It takes a lot of time and effort to get something like that done, but if you persevere, you can achieve a lot.”

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Combining education and research: how to do that efficie...

Although education and research can greatly reinforce each other, in practice they are still often two different worlds. In this series, we highlight lecturer-researchers who successfully forge these worlds into one. We kick off with lecturer-researcher Albert Kraaij. He developed a module called 'Research Group Assignments', which is not bound to any specific time or content. In this way, he and his students make optimum use of the free space for research into sustainable business models.

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THAUS attending the ICT & Health Congress on 9 May

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On 9 May, the biggest healthcare congress of the year will take place: the ICT & Health Congress. During this conference, professionals will discuss the future of healthcare and the role of smart healthcare innovations, technologies and sustainable partnerships in this. The Hague University of Applied Sciences will also be present and give a sold-out workshop on Living Labs.

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What made small labs great

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Whereas at the beginning of this millennium we had Earth Overshoot Day every year, this year we are celebrating Earth Regeneration Day for the second time. By 31 December 2029, we will have touched only 90 per cent of the resources that the earth made available that year. ‘It's great that nature is slowly but surely recovering from all the damage we have caused it,’ says Anja Overdiek, associate professor at the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise. She is proud of all the living labs that contributed to this transition. ‘In the early 2020s, living labs shot up like mushrooms to bring about sustainable transitions. Then, between 2021 and 2023, we started researching: what makes living labs the perfect environments for sustainable innovations?’

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Video: 'Reading Objects’

The 'Reading Objects' minor challenges students of the IT & Design degree programme to think about their design choices. And how they influence our daily lives. The Philosophy & Professional Practice Research Group supervises the students during this minor. On the occasion of professor Chris Detweiler's inaugural lecture, students told about their experiences with the minor.

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Rajash Rawal is leaving The Hague University of Applied ...

Rajash Rawal is stepping down from the Executive Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 1 September. His current term expires on that date. On the Executive Board he is responsible for the education and internationalisation portfolio, quality assurance and student affairs.

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Self-driving buses and the northern lights

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Canada was the number one choice, but corona made it impossible to travel outside Europe last year. Skiing seemed like fun, so Chantal van Casteren (19) ended up going to Oslo for six months. The third-year Civil Engineering student did a minor at Oslomet University. With an international group of engineering students, she made a plan to reduce the number of cars in the centre of Oslo. In her spare time, Chantal visited the most beautiful spots in Norway. She even saw the northern lights four times! All in all, it was a fantastic experience.

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Rebellion in senior participation

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On 21 April 2022, Leonard Geluk, director of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), received the pamphlet 'Rebellion in participation: being open to each other's dreams in senior housing'. The pamphlet offers practical tools for directors of housing corporations, social entrepreneurs and policy makers who want to create new housing initiatives together with seniors. The pamphlet was presented by Marianne van Bochove (researcher), Zsuzsu Tavy (researcher), Joost van Hoof (professor Urban Ageing) and Katja Rusinovic (professor Metropolitan Developments) of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Future Day takes THUAS to Mars

THUAS is opening a campus on Mars. On 17 March, students, staff members and external partners took a 'space-time journey' during Future Day. Purpose: brainstorming about the development of the institutional plan.

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New circular leaders are ready to go

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For the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, we need good leadership. Reason enough for a special talent programme Leadership for the circular transition (Lct). Students from six universities of applied sciences worked on various sustainability issues over the past few months, while acquiring the necessary skills to deal with such complex issues. Project coordinators Bas van den Berg and Dianne de Fijter: ‘This first pilot of the programme has given us an appetite for more. Our goal is that soon every student in higher education will be working on transition issues.'

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences participates in...

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Professionals need continuous training to keep up with changes in the labour market and in their profession. To meet this need, The Hague University of Applied Sciences is participating in the national Microcredentials pilot. By participating in the Microcredentials pilot, The Hague University of Applied Sciences is taking the next step towards further expansion of its Lifelong Learning (LLO) offering, specifically designed for the upskilling, retraining or refresher training of professionals.

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What can labs learn from each other?

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Each living lab has its own objectives, processes and culture. Sometimes they are deliberate, sometimes they just happen. It is worthwhile, however, to regularly take a moment to reflect: who are we, what do we do and why do we do it? And it becomes even more interesting when you get inspiration from others. In Future-proof Labs, researchers help Living Labs reflect on their performance. Janneke Sluijs and Alice Schut contrast two extremes: a citizens' initiative and a university lab.

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Events during the Month of Living Labs and Methodology

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April 2022 is Living Labs and Methodology Month. That means we share interesting knowledge on the subject throughout the month. We do this with interviews and articles (keep an eye on our social media), but also with events. See below which events we currently have planned.

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Summer school: Looking for a meaningful way to spend thi...

The Hague Summer School 2022 is waiting for you! We offer a cutting-edge programme on the Future of Business and Social Challenges and a highly interesting programme on Peace & Justice in the EU. Of course, The Hague is the perfect location for such programmes, with many international justice organizations calling it home. Our programme places great value on learning by doing, so you will visit some of these organizations during the programme.

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Faster recovery with 'smart' pre and post treatment

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A smart bed in the Hospital Room of the Future, home consultations with Google Glass and a 5-star hotel experience during rehabilitation. The Oncological Care Research Group conducts research on practical applications that benefit (cancer) patients. On 20 April, the research group will celebrate five years of research with a lustrum symposium.

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Innovating education with living labs: opportunities & c...

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In living labs, students learn by doing, working with cutting-edge techniques and making a substantial contribution to solutions for tomorrow. And they do all this together with students and professionals from different fields. If you look at it this way, a living lab is like a candy shop for a degree programme. But the organisational aspect is quite different; in reality the labs and the degree programmes often don't align. That is why lecturer-researcher Eveline Kapteijn is trying to discover for us: how can we better streamline student participation in living labs?

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Betafactory Project Fair Retrospective - 29 March 2022

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In March 2020, the new Betafactory workshop was ready and scheduled to open. And then corona came, and we stopped organising events. However, we have been able to make great use of the workshop's facilities and give substance to practical learning.

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Energy costs 2027 historically low

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Whereas in 2022 we were still struggling with historically high energy costs, this year we have the opposite. The flag is flying at the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise. ‘It is great that we are already reaping the benefits of the foresight of the early 2020s,’ says leading professor Sander Mertens. ‘The smart combination of solar and wind energy is absolutely the basis for the successful energy transition,’ he says. ‘Because we started coordinating our natural energy sources, we now generate our energy in real time almost all year round. That saves a lot on energy storage and transport costs, and we see it reflected in our energy bills!’

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A quarter of the children in the Netherlands do not exer...

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The Hague, 30 March 2022 - Of all primary school pupils, 24% scored insufficiently for movement skills last year. Specifically for the group of children ages 9-12, the number was even higher at over 33%. This was the outcome of the annual study on motor skills of children between the ages of 4 and 12 conducted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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DHDD session #11 - an inclusive city

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On Thursday 17 March, the 11th edition of Den Haag Draait Door took place at the Zuiderpark Sports Campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The session, introduced by Frank van Eekeren (Impact of Sport professor), was about The Hague as an inclusive city. An inclusive city in several areas: in sports, education, the systemic world and the physical environment.

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Sara is going to earn her PhD on solid transitions betwe...

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In the next five years, lecturer-researcher Sara Panahkhahi will focus on the connections between hard and soft materials. She was recently awarded a PhD scholarship by NWO and from now on will dedicate as much time as possible to teaching and researching. This means conducting research on hard-soft interfaces. For example, take your mobile phone charger and reflect on the transition from the soft cord to the hard shell that it disappears into. These are the type of vulnerable connections that are at stake. We see them in many places and many disciplines: in robot fingers, implants and exoskeletons, but also in cars and aeroplanes.

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A ‘fresh’ electricity infrastructure

Trams, trains and trolleybuses all work with electric overhead wires. This infrastructure has been designed to manage large peaks. Even if all the connected vehicles suddenly accelerate at the same time, it does not overburden the system. This is wonderful, but actually doesn't occur very often. This means that the rest of the time, the overhead lines have a large amount of transport energy capacity available. What else could we do with this? This is what the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise is researching in cooperation with HTM. HTM technical advisor Ron Bakker tells us more about this topic.

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Harmen does an internship at an architectural firm in Ve...

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As a child and adolescent, architecture student Harmen Westra (25) sometimes lacked the motivation to go for it at school, but somewhere along the way that has changed. With conscious choices, he is now working very specifically towards a pleasant working life. Now, for example, he is doing an internship in Venice to supplement his knowledge of building technology with expertise in light and design. Ultimately, he wants to start his own architectural firm, and he has already mapped out the route to that.

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Nominees Food Boost Challenge 2022 announced

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Ridderkerk - The nominees for the Food Boost Challenge 2022 have been announced. The jury selected ten nominees from 25 innovative and inspiring innovations. They were presented last Friday during the matching and co-creation day of the challenge at Van Gelder Groenten & Fruit. Five teams of universities of applied sciences students and five teams of research university students will take up the challenge with their ideas to tempt young people aged 12 to 20 to eat more fruit (products) and vegetables.

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'Do you realise that you cannot get angry with me on Tea...

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Anyone who gets into conversation with lecturer Chris Detweiler becomes increasingly curious. Even though he asks more questions than he answers. Questions concerning innovations to innovate. According to Facebook's algorithms. The technology behind MS Teams. The soft urge in a health app. As Lecturer in Philosophy & Professional Practice at the Centre of Expertise Global and Inclusive Learning, he questions our relationship with technologies. Why should we question things that are self-evident? In the run-up to his inaugural lecture on Wednesday, 16 March, a discussion on the impact of philosophy on professional practice.

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Launch of the Idea2Impact Company programme

The first edition of the Idea2Impact Company programme starts at the end of March. In five fortnightly sessions, students and alumni from the Haaglanden region learn how to take their idea for an impact startup to the next level. During interactive workshops, participants will work with the entrepreneurship process under the guidance of facilitators from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. They get inspired by successful impact entrepreneurs from The Hague, such as Sjoerd Trompetter of Naif, Ian Smeyers of Nelis Company, Stefan Baecke of Yespers, Sjoerd Hauptmeijer of The Young Digitals and Niels van den Bosch. Thanks to the support of ImpactCity from the municipality of The Hague, the programme can be followed free of charge.

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Heat pump + fuel cell = the future?

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We must stop using gas, that much is clear. That is why the Netherlands is now busy looking for alternatives. The Mission Zero Centre of Expertise provides input for the most promising long-term solutions. And we are onto something interesting! In the Hydrogen Heating Studies project, we are researching the combination of fuel cell and heat pump. Lecturer researcher Joep de Groot explains: “If the Netherlands ultimately opts for hydrogen, this is a very promising solution.”

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Everyone’s own energy grid!

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A totally self-sufficient house, where you generate, store and release your own energy using the most sustainable techniques. To achieve this, we are working with various partners in the Smart Hydrogen Powered Local Energy Systems (SHPLES) project. Here, we test a functional and affordable circuit of solar panel, battery, electrolyser, fuel cell, heat pump and buffer tank. The project is ambitious and complex, says lecturer Arie Taal. He laughs: ‘The calculations needed for this cannot be done on a matchbox.’

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Art and human rights: a powerful combination

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Pablo Picasso, Billy Holiday, Banksy, Dave Eggers, Loesje, Jeroen van Merwijk. One lived in the last century, the other is living in this one. One is a singer, the other is a writer or a painter. They are all artists who draw attention in their works to the significance of human rights. There are many of them, globally and in all forms of art. 26 S students at THUAS are delving into the relationship between art and human rights as part of the minor 'Peace building, justice & human rights’ project, which got under way in January. They are immersing themselves in art created by others and will create posters about human rights themselves. And you will be able to see the results for yourself at the end of this month!

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Global Gossip - The housing crisis from a European persp...

Every political party has an opinion on it in the current election campaign: the housing crisis. Although 'housing' is not a competence of the European Union, the influence of Brussels policy on this issue is considerable. We discuss the topic with MEP (Member of the European Parliament) Kim van Sparrentak (GroenLinks). As an MEP, she assessed the impact of European policies on the housing crisis occurring all across Europe. We discuss issues such as the capital market, state aid rules and AirBnB during the interview.

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Global Gossip - Lobbyist Iris Bouwers on tensions in agr...

Brussels has many ambitions for a greener future. These ambitions trickle down to municipalities, provinces and farmers on a local level. Although they bring opportunities and possibilities, at the same time they create an accumulation of rules and regulations that make working in agriculture difficult. We talk to Iris Bouwers about finding a balance between policies that keep farmers happy and policies that achieve European goals.

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Neighbourhood agents on social media: dilemmas and chall...

Neighbourhood agents are increasingly using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to connect with the neighbourhood. Some have thousands of followers and have become the calling card of the police. How do they handle this? That is the topic of the digital publication "Neighbourhood agents on Social Media". In his publication, lecturer-researcher Theo Zijderveld of the Public Governance research group shares scientific insights and real-life stories.

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New degree programme in Applied Data Science & Artificia...

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The labour market is crying out for professionals in the field of data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The good news is that a brand new degree programme in Applied Data Science & AI will start in September 2022 at the Zoetermeer campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Dutch/Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) has issued a positive assessment of this degree programme. As a result, The Hague University of Applied Sciences is able to offer the first degree programme in Applied Data Science & AI in the Netherlands.

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THUAS signs a manifesto against sexual assault

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Feeling safe at school. It is a fundamental human right and certainly one that applies within the walls of THUAS. Only when that right is respected can students and staff members really reach their potential. This is why, on Tuesday 8 March 2022, The Hague University of Applied Sciences signed the Amnesty International manifesto ‘Let's Talk About YES’, a campaign against sexual assault directed at universities, universities of applied sciences and student associations. Elisabeth Minnemann: “For THUAS, signing this is an encouragement to act as much as possible in the spirit of this manifesto and to feel collectively responsible for a safe culture based on equality.”

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The situation in Ukraine

Over the past week, we have followed the news with shock: Russia has invaded Ukraine and there is a war. The events evoke many reactions: disbelief, fear, sadness. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this situation, directly or indirectly. In particular, our students and employees affected by this situation have our full attention.

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UNESCO Chair in AI & Data Science at The Hague Universit...

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'Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Society'. This is the title of the Chair recently awarded by UNESCO to The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Lampros Stergioulas is the professor who will fill this Chair. As a Data Science professor, he has longtime experience in conducting practice-based research and developing education in the field of AI and Data Science on major social themes such as health, welfare and sustainability. The Chair will enable THUAS to make an even greater contribution to a liveable and sustainable future, both locally and internationally.

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Three nominees for Social Worker 2022 announced

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Utrecht, 23 February 2022. Nadine de Koning, Redouan el Khayari and Diana Huurnink have been nominated for the election of the Social Worker of the Year 2022. They were chosen by the jury from the shortlisted candidates. All three shall play an important role as ambassadors of social work in the coming year. During the Annual Social Work Congress 2022 on 18 May next, it will be announced which of them wins the title. Sociaal Werk werkt! [Social work works!] organises the election to give social workers and the profession more visibility.

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The Positive and Sustainable Business Case Calculation

Students are the decision-makers of the future. In projects, students advise businesses or even create their own startups. By using this tool, students can calculate the value created both in financial and social/sustainable value (based on the SDGs). The significance of sustainable practice in business is gaining traction across education. Alleviating some of the damage done to Earth is imperative, but how can this be done by companies that also have strong financial objectives to maximize profit?

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The right to beauty

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How would you define beauty? Also, is beauty a human right? Adrianna Żywolewska, Irene Wessels, Janneke van Wegberg and Florence Stigter looked for answers. These 4th year Skin Therapy students researched the literature, talked to human rights specialists and used their camera to ask people in The Hague about their opinion concerning beauty. The results of their research are gathered in the documentary 'Right to Beauty'.

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Hospitality in the hospital: students link hotel knowled...

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One talks about guests, the other about patients. One is passionate about 'hospitality', the other is passionate about providing good care. Together, they are committed to better health and care for people with cancer. Students from the Hotelschool The Hague (campus Amsterdam) and the nursing study programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences are combining their expertise in the study 'A five-star experience at home' that is carried out by the Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out.

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Global Gossip - Migration in municipal politics: Who tak...

On 16 March 2022, there will be elections for the city council throughout the Netherlands. The battle for council seats is, logically, dominated by local themes. But what can local administrators achieve within the European Union (EU) and what influence does 'Brussels' have on local hot topics? In a new episode of Global Gossip, the topic of 'migration' takes the spotlight.

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Update from Coronavirus press conference on 15 February

We are pleased to announce that we will start the semester with the relaxation of some of the Coronavirus measures, as announced by the cabinet during the press conference on Tuesday 15 February. In this update you will read more about the easing of these measures and on what date they will go into effect.

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Social Work alumni help students who are experiencing a ...

Four alumni of the Social Work degree programme have joined forces with the PowerProps project to support and motivate students who are falling behind. "When I was a student, I would have liked to have someone who could show me the way when I was at a loss, but it was too much of a barrier for me to email my lecturers every time. Especially now during the pandemic, the transition to higher education may feel even bigger to students. I believe that the use of alumni can greatly ease that transition by providing them with accessible assistance." Yoeri - Social Work alumni and tuto

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"I want to become Prime Minister"

Third-year Public Administration student Maxence Vrede was a finalist at the presentation of the prestigious ECHO Award on Thursday afternoon. An award for her achievements in diversity and inclusiveness. "I want to become prime minister."

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The German Desk: students active for SME in The Hague an...

Imagine: you get into a conversation with someone. That person asks you what you are doing. "I am a student." "So, you're in classes all day?" You: “No, I will make sure that the company I work with seizes as many opportunities as possible on the German sales market.” Wow! Can you hear the startled silence? But thát is exactly what you do when you are part of the German Desk as a student. An animated conversation with students who enjoy the dynamics of innovative education.

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Modified face mask policy

From the 15th January, it has been mandatory for everyone to wear a face mask at all times within the buildings of educational institutions. As was announced by the government on 14th January, this extension of the face mask measure within higher education is the condition set for the easing of the lockdown for higher education. Wearing a face mask was previously only mandatory in the general areas of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and especially when moving around. However from Saturday 15th January students and staff in all areas of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, including the classrooms, are obliged to wear a (preferably medical) face mask.

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Update on press conference 14 January

During the press conference of 14 January, the government announced that it would relax a number of the measures. For example, universities and universities will be allowed to again provide education on location from Monday, subject to certain conditions.

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Between Brussels and the city hall: podcast series about...

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On 16 March 2022, there will be elections for the city council throughout the Netherlands. The battle for council seats is, logically, dominated by local themes. But what can local administrators achieve within the European Union (EU) and what influence does 'Brussels' have on local hot topics?

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Update on press conference 3 January

On 3 January 2022, the Dutch government reconsiderered the current corona policy. For higher education the current rules will not be changed. In concrete terms, this means that all higher education in the Netherlands will be provided online until at least 14 January. The existing exceptions for practical education, education for vulnerable students and academic testing remain in force. On 14 January the measures for higher education will be reviewed.

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How age-friendly are our cities?

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The global ageing of the urban population calls for more age-friendly cities tailored to the wishes and needs of seniors and offering them every opportunity to participate in society. The Urban Ageing Research Group, in collaboration with national and European partners, will research the senior-friendliness of four European cities during the three-year project City & Co.

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Farewell ceremony for lector UN Studies Alanna O’Malley

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On December 13 there was a small farewell ceremony for lector UN Studies Alanna O’Malley, with guests from THUAS, Leiden University and the City of The Hague. Alanna is leaving THUAS on 31 December to focus on her European Research Council grant which is hosted by the institute of History of Leiden University.

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Update on press conference 18-12  

This evening,  Saturday 18 December, Prime Minister Rutte announced another lockdown that will apply from 5am tomorrow . The Netherlands will again go into lockdown until 14 January 2022, with only a few exceptions such as for essential shops. The (higher) education sector will also close its doors until at least 9 January. However, an exception has been made for exams, practical education and education for vulnerable students. The government requests that only online education should be offered in the first week after the holidays. The government will make a decision about the continuation of the lockdown for education after 9 January, no later than 3 January.

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PhD candidate Arie Taal develops mechanism to track hidd...

‘With this method we can maintain a healthy indoor climate’ The discussion about renewable or sustainable energy is more heated than ever. Should we all pack our roofs with solar panels? Or do we cover entire fields with these? Or do we build huge wind turbines? But who wants to see one of these massive structures, some as tall as 100 metres or more, tower over their neighbourhood?! The closer the topic hits to our own home environment, the more heated the debate. We often forget one key aspect: we can gain a lot of energy simply by reducing waste. On Tuesday 23 November, lecturer–researcher Arie Taal obtained his PhD with a method that helps track and address hidden energy waste.

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International Research Collaboration: sustainable and so...

The Data Science research group has been awarded funding for 2 projects from NWO and The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under the Merian Fund scheme. The research projects are part of a cooperation programme between the Netherlands and China and will give the THUAS research group the opportunity to connect and collaborate with leading Chinese and Dutch universities. The projects will contribute to sustainable and social local energy systems.

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Update following the press conference of 14 December: no...

During the press conference on Tuesday 14 December, the Dutch government indicated that the current corona measures that apply to higher education will be extended, and that no additional measures will be added. This means that at this point for THUAS everything will stay as it is. We can continue to provide on site education, even in the evenings.

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New campus tour shows the difference between universitie...

Delft University of Technology, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Inholland University of Applied Sciences are organising a joint campus tour which allows pupils to find out about the various teaching formats and degree programmes at the three institutions. Choose well, study better.

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Blog by Elisabeth Minnemann - Be yourself

Last year on Purple Friday, I attended a session organized by our minor Diversity and Sexuality. The (now retired) lecturer welcomed me with a friendly question: “You are probably cisgender?” And I must admit: even though we had been talking about rainbow flags and activities regarding identity for several weeks, I had no idea what he meant. Clearly, I still needed to brush up on my knowledge of sexual and gender diversity.

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PhD candidate Arie Taal develops mechanism to track hidd...

‘With this method we can maintain a healthy indoor climate’ The discussion about renewable or sustainable energy is more heated than ever. Should we all pack our roofs with solar panels? Or do we cover entire fields with these? Or do we build huge wind turbines? But who wants to see one of these massive structures, some as tall as 100 metres or more, tower over their neighbourhood?! The closer the topic hits to our own home environment, the more heated the debate. We often forget one key aspect: we can gain a lot of energy simply by reducing waste. On Tuesday 23 November, lecturer–researcher Arie Taal obtained his PhD with a method that helps track and address hidden energy waste.

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Researcher and lecturer Joris Hoeboer writes practical b...

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Regular exercise throughout one’s life leads to a lifetime of fitness and well-being, and reduces the risk of overweight and obesity. This starts with teaching children good motor skills. In the book ‘Leer bewegen!’ (Learn to exercise!) researcher Joris Hoeboer and professor Geert Savelsbergh provide new insights, practical tips and tools for motor development. “It is better to practice a variety of movements than to repeat the same movement a thousand times.”

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International Public Management students successfully pa...

On Monday the 4th of October 2021 the International Day of Non-Violence was celebrated at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Two second-year International Public Management (IPM) students, Kevin Eustatia - Palm and Rianne Jenner attended the celebration as they participated in the Ghandi Essay Competition. Rianne her essay was eventually chosen as the winning essay.

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Update following the press conference of 26 November: no...

During the press conference on Friday 26 November, the Dutch government announced that it will not at this time be introducing any additional measures for higher education. There will be a new early evening closing time that will apply to many sectors to take effect this Sunday evening but this will not affect higher educational institutions.

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Update following the press conference 12 November 2021

Due to the increasing Covid 19 infection rates and hospital admissions, the Dutch government announced additional measures during the press conference on 12 November. We would like to inform you about what this means for THUAS. The measures that will come into effect on Saturday 13 November at 18.00 will have a limited impact on our on campus education.

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Vacancy Student Assistant Communications - Centre of Exp...

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Do you love to write, to be active on social media, to be part of a professional communications team and do you have affinity for topic related to Global Governance? You can make a difference in our team! The Centre of Expertise on Global Governance is looking for a highly motivated student to work as a Student Assistant to support our communications.

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Lecturer-researchers Ohad Ben Shimon and Stefania Marass...

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The Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wtenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO) has awarded two Doctoral Grants for Teachers to lecturer-researchers Ohad Ben Shimon and Stefania Marassi. They will be conducting research within the Digital Operations & Finance Centre of Expertise. Over the next five years, the NWO grants will allow Ohad and Stefania the space they need to work on their doctoral research projects while continuing to teach as well.

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5 tips for media literacy

Today’s digital society offers a multitude of possibilities. You can quickly and easily stay in touch with friends on the other side of the world and take care of your shopping, work or study activities without ever leaving the house. To truly participate in the digital society, however, you need to know how to properly deal with media. In short: you need to develop media literacy.

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CMD student creates design for the ADO bus

The ADO Den Haag players’ bus is quite an eye-catcher. Communication and Multimedia Design student Cidalia Madeira created the impressive design. Alongside her study, Cidalia works at Eye-c Multimedia, an online marketing agency. The agency has business seats at ADO and many of its staff support the club. ‘When this request came along, I knew right away that it was something I really wanted to do,’ says Madeira. The owner of Eye-c, who is also a fanatic ADO supporter, gave her that opportunity.

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New research: faster recovery for people with colon canc...

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A healthy lifestyle before surgery may result in fewer complications and a faster recovery for the patient. The Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out focuses on researching and developing e-health applications and technologies to improve the fitness of people with cancer. The lab is also researching the collaboration between various healthcare professionals and patients after a surgery. The Oncological Care research group is assisting in this study.

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Rehabilitation and Technology: better together!

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Using a wearable device to measure your movement behaviour, having an app that provides around-the-clock support for physical exercises and deploying Big Data to improve care. E-health and care technology offer solutions for the growing and increasingly complex demand for care. For the past year, Rehabilitation and Technology professor Jorit Meesters has been conducting research into how technology can contribute to efficient and future-proof rehabilitation care. His inaugural lecture will be streamed online on 28 October.

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Media literacy can be learned

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Recent international research concludes that including media literacy in school curricula can help young people become more media literate. The Sustainable Talent Development research group is collaborating on a study that helps young people to recognise fake news.

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PhD candidate Laura Stevens likes to inspire her student...

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Her students are inspired by her to design beautiful things, based on nature. Laura Stevens – a camp fire girl and nature activist in her youth – explores how we can mimic nature in our designs. It's called biomimicry. Today, October 8, she will receive her PhD at TU Delft for her dissertation Analogical Reasoning in Biomimicry Design Education. Students play an important role for her. In her work and for her PhD.

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Athletic IVK team performance

A team of students and lecturers of the Applied Safety & Security Studies (IVK) gathered at the start line of the Palaces relay run in Apeldoorn on 1 October. This is a major sports events of the Royal and Diplomatic Security Service (DKDB), in which 30 teams participated. ‘We gave an incredible performance,’ according to lecturer Renate Hoogduin.

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Social, local and together: The Impact of Sport research...

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How can you literally and figuratively get people moving, thereby strengthening social cohesion in a neighbourhood? Two researchers from the Impact of Sport research group collaborate with a living lab in a community centre in the Bouwlust neighbourhood in The Hague. Wednesday 22 September saw the celebratory reopening of the new community centre. ‘Our motto is social, local and together.’

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Do you know how important the theme EU is during the mun...

On March 16, 2022, elections for the city council will be held throughout the Netherlands. Logically, the campaigns are about local themes. But what influence does 'Brussels' have on local political issues? And what can local administrators achieve within the European Union? In the coming months, the Lectoraat ‘Changing Role of Europe’ will work to make the theme 'Europe' visible in the context of local politics.

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Care modules address the demand for new degree programme...

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The Midden-Holland region is suffering from a shortage of trained and sustainably available care staff. However, the current supply of (flexible) higher education is often not sufficiently aligned with the specific needs of this target group, the professional field and the future labour market. That is why starting this autumn, care professionals with at least a level 4 diploma from a senior secondary vocational education (MBO 4) will be able to take flexible education modules offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences. With the modular education format provided by the Nursing programme, THUAS contributes to reducing the shortage of trained and sustainably available care professionals.

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Think differently, act differently: 10 Years of Researc...

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The world we live in is changing rapidly, and with it, the way we work and live together. This calls for innovative learning and working environments in which individual talent is central. The Sustainable Talent Development research group celebrates its 10th anniversary on Thursday 30 September with the theme ‘10 years on the road to discovery’.

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Update press conference on Tuesday, 14 September 2021

On Tuesday 14 September, the Dutch government announced further reduction of the COVID-19 measures, including those applying to education. Starting Saturday 25 September, the mandatory use of facemasks will lapse, as well as the maximum limit of 75 people in one (class)room or facility.

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World Class The Hague

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Are you interested in topics such as global governance, peace, justice and international relations? Do you want to improve your knowledge and gain insight in how international organizations in The Hague contribute to a better, safer and more just world? Are you interested in expanding your network with fellow students from other institutions and universities in The Hague?

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Equal opportunities calls for a pluralistic approach

Equal opportunities for all in higher education. Who could object to that?! And yet, is that goal actually feasible? That was the topic of discussion in the Auditorium of The Hague University of Applied Sciences on Thursday, 26 August. The discussion during the opening of the 2021-2022 academic year also marked the start of the process towards a new education strategy. The American professor Dr Joseph Fishkin was a keynote speaker on this Thursday afternoon. He advocates a different approach when it comes to equal opportunities for all.

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Volunteers wanted – Research project into the effects of...

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For a research project conducted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Studies and the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa we are looking for volunteers to help with data collection in the Hague throughout the month of August.

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From a small island to the large Netherlands

They live in the Netherlands but 8,000 kilometres away. They see snow for the first time and the Netherlands feels vastly different from their familiar island. Many Caribbean students encounter culture and language problems. The Care community at THUAS offers extra support if needed. Rishainy Bomberg is part of the community and just finished her study very succesfully.

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COVID-19: preview new academic year 2021-2022

The end of the academic year is very near and our summer break is just around the corner. No matter what you have planned for this summer, one thing is for sure: we all need a much deserved break! We know that we are looking forward to it.

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Focus on rebellious initiatives in housing for the elder...

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On 8 July 2021, Martin van Rijn, chairman of Aedes – the Association of Housing Corporations – received the pamphlet ‘Rebellious initiatives in housing for the elderly’. The pamphlet offers practical tools for administrators and policymakers who are looking for innovation in housing and care for the elderly. The pamphlet was handed over by Marianne van Bochove (researcher), Joost van Hoof (professor of Urban Ageing) and Katja Rusinovic (professor of Metropolitan Development) of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Part of building part Strip of main campus THUAS tempora...

On the evening of Saturday 10 July, a small fire started in one of the offices in the Strip building on the first floor, due to what now appears to be a technical malfunction in a piece of equipment. The fire extinguishing system activated immediately and the fire brigade was also on site quickly, so the fire remained contained. However, the extinguishing of the fire did cause water damage.

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The best book award for Ethnography “Writing the Self in...

"Writing the Self in Bereavement: a story of love, spousal loss, and resilience by Reinekke Lengelle (Routledge, 2021) has been acknowledged with the Best Book award for ethnography. The H. L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. / Nick Trujillo “It’s a Way of Life” Award is for work that exemplifies story-telling excellence informed by scholarship and is written for both scholarly and public audiences. This book is an important resource for counsellors, counsellor educators, counselling supervisors, psychologists, health professionals in hospices, palliative care providers, grief support workers, and all who are processing grief in their own lives. It is robust enough to serve as a textbook but tender enough to gift to a friend or family member seeking solace in the midst of inexplicable grief." Description by awards committee & Dr. Robert Borgen (Neault)

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Swipe for a vibrant student life

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Studying is more than having your head buried in books. Luckily, as a student city, The Hague has plenty to offer. A great student pub, a wonderful museum or perhaps you’d prefer an interesting debate evening. Two students from THUAS conceived an app to increase the social life of students in The Hague.

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Robert Cartwright, lecturer and researcher in digital co...

Hi! My name is Rob Cartwright. I come from an acreage outside of Calgary, Canada. I started my career working in oil and gas and made the leap of faith to pursue a Research Masters Degree in Persuasive Communication at the University of Amsterdam. Then, transferred to teaching, where I find more alignment with my personal values and ethics. I teach at the ICM programme and on the courses of Digital Communications and research.

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Results of the National Student Survey announced

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This week, the results of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) have been published on the website of Studiekeuze123. The NSS is an annual national survey into student satisfaction in higher education. In the NSS, The Hague University of Applied Sciences scores well on two thirds of the topics. Students indicate that they are most satisfied in response to questions about ‘study facilities’, ‘sense of safety’ and ‘involved contact’. We are proud of that because these values are under extra pressure during a pandemic.

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Toolkit: How do you use healthcare technology intelligen...

A smart walker, a plaster that monitors sugar levels, computer games as part of rehabilitation? Technology has become an integral part of healthcare too. Technology has become an integral part of healthcare. Healthcare technology – or e-Health – has many benefits: it helps patients actively participate in their recovery, it improves information sharing, it saves money and makes healthcare more accessible. But as a healthcare professional, how do you find the right tools for your patients? And what tools are currently available? Answers to these and many more questions on the topic are provided in a new three-lesson toolkit available to teachers and students of healthcare courses.

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Sport Studies student Diane van Es runs her way to the O...

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Diane van Es (22), fourth-year Sports Studies student, ran the Olympic limit in the 5,000 metres at the end of May. She ran a time of 15.07.52, well below the limit for Tokyo of 15.10.00. This means that Diane will be able to compete in the Olympic Games this summer. In this article, Diane talks about her success, her upcoming challenges and how she combines being an elite athlete with studying.

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The SMITHZ project: Helping manufacturers realise take s...

The SMITHZ project is part of the research group ‘’Smart Sustainable Manufacturing’’ in collaboration with the group “Circular Business” at Mission Zero. This project aims to build business cases presenting best practices of manufacturers in taking steps towards circularity, for other companies to learn from. In this interview, we speak to Sander Limonard, the project lead, as well as Erik, a student intern, about their involvement in the project.

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Roan O’Brien: Researching the User Experience of Retail ...

Roan, a User Experience Design student has been working for Mission Zero on his graduation project since February 2021. Roan’s research is focused on retail innovation and designing a dashboard to present purchasing behaviour to retailers. As an active member of the Mission Zero community, Roan also voiced the character “Huxley”, a pair of modular headphones, for Mission Zero’s podcast “Wasted Tales”. Roan took part in a short interview to tell us more about his work.

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Marjet van Zuijlen new chairperson of THUAS’ Supervisory...

From 1 August 2021 The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) will welcome a new chairperson of its Supervisory Board, Marjet van Zuijlen, political scientist, historian, former member of the Dutch Lower House and former partner at Deloitte. Ms.Van Zuijlen is an experienced director and supervisor with a strong focus on the public-private sector. She has held ancillary positions in a range of organisations in the business community, the cultural sector, the educational sector and healthcare. She lives in The Hague.

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One and a half metres: are you standing too close?

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How well do people really follow the 1.5 metre rule? That was a question preoccupying Niels van den Nieuwendijk and Timo Duindam. At the peak of the corona pandemic, the two Engineering Physics students followed a sensor technology minor. They developed a system that registers how well people keep the desired distance at busy places, such as a shopping street or bar.

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Update 8-6-2021 – perspective for the new academic year

Not only is the sun shining more often, but also developments surrounding the pandemic give rise for a cautiously positive mood. In the run up to the summer holiday, more and more staff members are getting their vaccination and students will soon also be able to register to be vaccinated. Already the number of infections and COVID-related hospital admissions are decreasing, the increasing vaccination levels will only reinforce that. This gives the government more room to ease more measures.

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The Global Citizenship research group assists in develop...

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At the end of May, the Dutch Association for Skin Therapists (NHV) adopted a new professional code. Natasha Labohm, Skin Therapy lecturer and researcher with the Global Citizenship research group worked as the project leader with the professional association to develop a new professional code. ‘This is a wonderful start to improve the ethical conduct of skin therapists and to discuss this issue with Skin Therapy students.’

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Cooling towers and wastewater

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Clean is the keyword at Ecolab/Nalco Water. The company delivers products and services for water and hygiene. The hand soap dispenser in your favorite restaurant for example. But also innovative solutions for water treatment. Helping beer producers save on water. Preventing corrosion at the inside of a cooling tower. Providing chemistry that separates waste from water to make the water reusable. Yajing Wang and Curtis Duinkerk know everything about the importance of testing and experimenting. They both graduated from the Process & Food Technology programme and now they are colleagues.

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Call for volunteers – take part in our new citizen scien...

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In our citizen science platform for the Trust MEdiators project, we are asking lay people such as students and the general public to share their stories of trust building in dispute resolution, from the perspective of their respective cultures. Those stories will contribute to our World Mediation Map that will be accessible to the public, hopefully helping students, lecturers, professional mediators, and everyone else who is interested in human interactions and cultural diversity to learn more about how to build trust across different cultures.

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Tasting coffee for a living

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Did you know that twenty million cups of coffee are consumed daily in our small country? Who wouldn’t like to help develop a product that almost any adult in Holland loves? Priska Astasari & Nienke Boon both graduated from the Process and Food Technology (PFT) programme at THUAS in 2018. They were fascinated by the food industry while they were still studying. Nowadays the two of them work for Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the famous company that develops and produces many variants of coffee. Tasting coffee is one of the daily activities for Priska and Nienke.

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Creating your own fake news

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Our society is becoming increasingly more digital. The internet is the main source of information, especially for young people. At the same time we see a growing rise of fake news online. Together with Pabo students (Primary School Teacher Training), researchers of the Sustainable Talent Development research group conducted research on an effective method to make young children more media smart.

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Research group helps Team NL prepare for the Paralympic ...

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For a small country, the Netherlands is very successful at the Paralympic Games. In the last summer games in 2016, the Paralympic team won 63 metals and finished in seventh place overall in the metal ranking. At the end of August, Tokyo will host the 16th edition of the Paralympic Summer Games. The Technology for Inclusive Movement and Sport Research group is contributing to the preparation of Team NL by researching how technology can further assist athletes.

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Opening of the self-test portal

Student life

From 10 AM om Wednesday, 5th May, the online service for self-tests is open. Here, Higher Education students and staff can order their self-tests (free of charge).

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Data revolution turned the world upside down

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Artificial intelligence; to many it still sounds very futuristic. But we are on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution. On 7 April, the Data Science research group held an online event about the data science opportunities for The Hague University of Applied Sciences. ‘Global digitisation and the lightning fast rise of artificial intelligence is turning the world upside down.’

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Luc wins prize for outstanding internship in Geneva

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Luc Wigbout’s internship at CERN in Geneva was a complete success. Just before corona hit, he had the opportunity to spend time at an inspirational location where researchers are working on grand projects and his colleagues were international students. During his lunch break he enjoyed views of the Mont Blanc. And he was working on a very challenging assignment: calculating design parameters for a re-ionisation cell, a cell in which uncharged particles acquire a negative charge. His work was absolutely top notch and even earned him a prize: the 2021 NNV HBO Young Talent Award. Luc is thrilled about it.

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A Conversation with Raj Rawal about Waste in The Hague U...

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Rajash (Raj) Rawal is a passionate educator and member of the Executive Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In the fifth episode of Mission Zero’s podcast, Wasted Tales, he voices the main protagonist: Walter the Wastebin. Walter works in a prison where waste management is a huge challenge, just like it is at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In a conversation with the leader of the research project Circular Operations Management, Rachel Kuijlenburg, Raj discusses his vision of waste management within the university. By reflecting on famous quotes, he explains the steps being taken to make the university more sustainable.

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Steps to Change Manifesto – how to implement natural cha...

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‘The biggest way we can make a difference is to put nature at the heart of our decisions’. Those are the words of David Attenborough. After having seen one of his movies, a group of thirteen Process and Food technology students created a Steps to Change Manifesto – an action plan for how to restore nature within and around the THUAS building. The students worked on it during an environmental engineering class in year 2. Last week, their action plans related to food, travel, water, energy and biodiversity were ready to be shared. Daniil Smetanca, one of the participants, is excited.

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Treasure hunt for data

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Data storage is getting increasingly cheaper. Companies and governments are also collecting increasing amounts of data. This data revolution has profound consequences for our society. On 7 April, the Data Science research group, part of the Health Innovation Centre of Expertise, is organising an online event about data science for staff members of THUAS.

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Rebellious living into old age

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The disappearance of care homes means that there is an increasing need for collective housing for the elderly. During an online hackathon on 25 March, seniors and students took part in the design competition ‘Contributing to building housing for the future’. They were given the task to design innovative, rebellious, living concepts for seniors in the future.

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Graduate studies within Medical Delta Living Lab Better ...

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Within the Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out, graduates and students started at the beginning of February with exploratory studies in the field of lifestyle and colon cancer. The third and fourth year students of Nursing and Nutrition and Dietetics from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences are working in interdisciplinary teams to investigate the possibilities for personalized lifestyle changes for colon cancer patients.

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Reflecting on Food Waste and Inclusive Environmentalism ...

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Luciana Santerre is an International Communication Management student from Maine, USA. Luciana has been working for Mission Zero as a student assistant since September 2020, and recently started an internship with a small team to redesign the minor Mission Impact. Her individual research is focused on food waste, inclusive environmentalism, and social justice.

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Update following March 23 press conference

On 23 March, Prime Minister Rutte and Minister of Health, De Jonge, gave another press conference about (the measures with regards to) Corona. In the previous press conference it was hoped there would be a relaxation of rules around Easter, but unfortunately the increasing number of infections does not make that possible. Whilst this is understandable it also very unfortunate. We all know that our students and staff want nothing more than to "simply" come back to campus.

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Letting people experience something new

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Drones are not that special anymore, but a drone with wings certainly is. Mechatronics student Remco Stam is working on it during his internship at a Delft-based start-up. This type of drone is not only safer for people but also quite fun to watch. Just imagine standing at a concert or festival and suddenly seeing flying robotic birds perform choreography.

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The Making of Wasted Tales, A Circular Economy Podcast

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Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past year. As a medium that is highly compatible with busy lifestyles and that affords a break to sore eyes from ever-increasing screen time, what is not to love? As humans, the art of storytelling is intuitive and transcends across cultures, it is a way that we grasp new concepts and learn about life, often from a very young age. With exponentially growing audiences who are keen to listen for the purpose of education or entertainment, podcasts are the publishing platform for anyone with a story to tell.

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‘We investigate the whole chain: from production to wast...

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How can you make the operational management of a penitentiary institution circular? What can a living lab contribute to the circular operational management? Why would you let your students sort out waste with their hands? These are exciting questions which come to be discussed as we speak with Thomas Wissingh. He is a junior researcher involved in all the aspects of the public project RAAK about the operational management of the Circular Business research group within the Centre of Expertise Mission Zero. ‘We investigate the whole chain: from production to waste streams’.

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Producing food during the PFT programme

Making cheese, brewing beer, making all kinds of products out of apples... While doing the Process and Food (PFT) programme, you will spend quite some time in the kitchen. Read more about the cheese and apple project.

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Sustainable Fashion and Lifestyle with Marieke Eyskoot

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Marieke Eyskoot (1977) is sustainable lifestyle expert; she puts contemporary, conscious living on the map. Marieke is a sought-after (TEDx)speaker, event presenter and consultant, and co-founder of the international fair fashion trade show MINT. She is the author of the modern handbook ‘This is a Good Guide – for a sustainable lifestyle’, filled with practical and positive tips regarding fair fashion, clean beauty, real food, eco travel and a low-impact home – empowering citizens to make their choices matter. The series contains an adult and youth version, and has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide.

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“Education is a relationship that you have to work on al...

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Since 1 January 2021 Naomi van Stapele (46) is the new professor (lector) Inclusive Education at the Centre of Expertise Global & Inclusive Learning. Naomi has years of experience in education, a passion for inclusivity and did a dance of joy when she heard that she had been hired by THUAS. An introduction.

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Having a positive impact on people’s lives

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They had a good time studying the Process and Food Technology programme and now they have a job to be envied. Joeri Langelaar, David Broekhuijsen and Anna van Ginkel are working at pharmaceutical company Janssen Biologics Leiden. As a global health company, Janssen sees it as its responsibility to sustainably improve the health and well-being of all the people in the world. Janssen is the company where the COVID vaccine has been developed, but David, Anna and Joeri were not directly involved, since they work for another department. Our graduates are happy to be part of the passionate Janssen family and have no plans to look for a job elsewhere. Within Janssen, people have every opportunity to develop a dream career.

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Energy Transients: A Conversation with Gerben Hoogendorp...

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Gerben Hoogendorp is a lecturer in the field of electrical power engineering at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. From an early age he has been interested in electrical engineering, experimenting with electronics as a hobby. In 2009 and 2016 respectively, he obtained his MSc and PhD from Delft University of Technology. His interest in teaching came from a short experience in teaching students during his time as a PhD student. Since 2019, Gerben has been a part of the research group ‘Energy in Transition’, where he is involved in projects related to energy transportation in DC grids.

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Vacancy Associate Professor Artificial Intelligence

Are you the experienced data scientist who wants to take the lead in developing artificial intelligence methods in Smart Mobility & Field Robotics or High Tech Health & Agro? Do you want to be a programme leader and contribute, together with lecturers and students, to connecting research, education and society?

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Inaugural lecture of Laurence Guérin: The democratisatio...

Research Global citizenship

The world is globalising and transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration, affect every global citizen. Global citizenship is a core theme at THUAS. But what is it exactly? “Democracy and global citizenship are controversial concepts. Students and lecturers have to give their own meaning to the definition of global citizenship. That’s what makes this so fascinating.”

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Preventing a system hack: Former student secures ICT at ...

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Safety is the number one priority at Schiphol airport. That’s why there are so many checks before you can board a plane: at the luggage drop, passport control and security. But the ICT systems at the airport also have to be as safe as possible. You really don’t want any ill-intentioned people logging in. Former student Jean-Paul van Haastert has made it his job to make the ICT systems as safe as possible. At his workplace at Schiphol he is part of the Cyber Security team.

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Vacancy Programme Coordinator Centre of Expertise on Glo...

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Are you able to inspire and help develop an ambitious research team? Do you thrive in working on research, internal procedures, and external profiling? If so, we are looking for a such a person to be the Programme Coordinator for the Centre of Expertise on Global Governance.

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Associate professor Carien Verhoeff: ‘As lecturers and s...

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She loves it when her own kids tell her stories like this: ‘Those blunt and unpolished stories about how deans, department heads, mentors and lecturers interact with the pupils. Everyone should hear those stories’. The Student Voice is extremely important to Carien Verhoeff. She has been associate professor of the eponymous research programme since October 2020. An interview about her exceptional position, about student participation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and about her own teenagers.

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Global Gossip podcast: new episode features Ambassador S...

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Global Gossip is a podcast in Dutch about international politics led by Mendeltje van Keulen and Ruud Schapenk from our research group Changing Role of Europe. Together with our guests, you can join the conversation on international politics. What do we hear in the corridors about the future of the European Union in times of Brexit, Corona and an emerging China? How does the EU deal with our sustainability ambitions during these times of crisis?

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Warm Sweater Day: the most cheerful climate campaign is ...

Which warm sweater will you be wearing on 5 February? If you’re planning to go to THUAS on 5 February, you’ll definitely need to put on a sweater. That’s because the heating will be turned down a degree across all of THUAS’ sites for national Warm Sweater Day 2021. More and more Dutch people are getting involved with this campaign each year. THUAS is taking part for the first time. Gerard Willemse, team leader of the Management and Maintenance department, is the person who will be adjusting the heating boiler. “This initiative fits in nicely with everything we have already been doing on sustainable management and maintenance.”

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Education as key to a circular economy: A conversation ...

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On February 1st, Veva Uwamarogie, a 4th year Facility Management at THUAS was keynote speaker during the National Conference on Circular Economy. In the closing panel, she had a conversation with prime minister Mark Rutte, state secretary Stientje van Veldhoven and two other youth: Werner Schouten (president of the Young Climate Movement) and Elzelinde van Doleweerd, founder of Upprinting Food.

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The greatest designer is nature – circular facemask

How many times a week does your eye catch a single-used facemask on the streets? China alone is producing around 450 million masks per day due to the increasing demand. The incorrect disposal of those masks by the public is becoming a serious problem. It turns out that Industrial Design Engineering student, Mari Genova (22), has a passion for circularity. After having taken the Design With Nature minor she became a student researcher within Mission Zero Centre of Expertise. Right now, she is working on a project aiming to design a circular facemask.

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A private teacher at home

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Children running rampant around the house, colleagues on your computer screen. The combination of working from home and home schooling is a big challenge for many parents and children. Two staff members of the HRM department came up with a win-win situation: mobilising Educational Theory students as home teachers.

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CREUvent 2021: Exploring the pandemic’s impact on Europe

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After the successful inaugural edition of CREUvent 2020 that investigated the working practice, modalities and implications of EU policy-making processes, on Thursday 4 February, the Changing role of Europe research group explores with you the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on European Union policies and policymaking. We will engage a broad spectrum of relevant stakeholders online to discuss challenges and offer solutions to these topical issues. Chaired by the members of the research group, and hosting experts in the respective areas, the sessions will welcome students, practitioners, civil servants, academics and all those interested in the topical issues to join in a discussion online.

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Update 21-01: Impact evening curfew on THUAS

It was just confirmed that the evening curfew announced yesterday by Prime Minister Rutte will begin this Saturday and will be in effect daily between 09.00 p.m. and 4.30 a.m., until at least 9 February. There will be one exception to this measure for higher education: exams in the evenings may still take place.

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PrimaVera project: the challenging path to Predictive Ma...

Machines are becoming increasingly complex. They must be highly reliable, because of the pursuit of just-in-time productivity. With the rise of sensoring, machine learning and big data, Predictive Maintenance has become an important topic. A large consortium from knowledge institutions and companies initiated the Dutch PrimaVera project for research on Predictive Maintenance. THUAS lecturer and researcher Alieh Alipour gives us the latest information and a glimpse in the future of Prescriptive Maintenance.

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Message following the press conference of January 12 202...

We hereby give you a brief update on the latest Covid press conference by the Dutch government, and its impact on The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). The current lockdown has been extended to February 9, but because THUAS previously opted to provide only distance learning (with the exception of practical education and testing) for the entire first semester, this extension has no impact on our schedule for these three weeks.

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Global governance requires local influence

Global challenges such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic or international migration call for effective global governance. The Centre of Expertise for Global Governance aims to use practical research to strengthen the involvement and influence of citizens and professionals in international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. “Tackling global issues requires involvement at the local level”.

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New Year’s Reception on repeat

What do you do when there is a lockdown, but you still feel the urgent need as THUAS-community to celebrate the arrival of the new year together? You organize a virtual gathering, of course.

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Researcher in the spotlight: Christine Tremblay

Blog Research

Christine Tremblay, lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, is starting a weekly reading discussion group exploring diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion is an important and vibrant subject for THUAS students, and discussing it can provide interesting avenues for further exploration. Christine’s personal interest in this project comes from her background in diversity and inclusion itself. “I have been teaching the course of Gender & Law in the LAW program for the past three years, and I would like to broaden the discussion to other themes within diversity and discuss the intersectionality between those themes. I am also curious to know how the younger generation reflects on those themes.”

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Researcher in the spotlight: Ruud Schapenk

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“It’s a major challenge for any researcher to convey the results of dense research in an accessible and almost effervescent way. However, a podcast is an excellent way to achieve that. Together with Dr. Mendeltje van Keulen, professor for The Changing Role of Europe, I developed the podcast Global Gossip. During the podcast we talk to leading public figures about international politics.”

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“If you have a dream, make it happen”

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He is 25 years old and has already sold two successful companies and set up a third. This earned Crispijn de Koning a nomination for Most Inspiring Entrepreneur from the platform De Ondernemer. And you can vote for this former student of The Hague University of Applied Sciences!

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The first master class provided by our Centre of Experti...

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On Monday 7 December 2020 we held the master class “Responsible rebellion & responsible supervision: governance in collective housing for seniors”. More than 90 supervisors from healthcare organisations as well as housing cooperatives participated in this master class. The master class was organised by The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) together with Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), the Dutch Association for Supervisors in Care and Welfare (NVTZ), and the Organisation of Housing Association Supervisors (VTW).

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The voice of students in the UN

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Seventy-five years of peace and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. A memorable year for the Just Peace Festival in The Hague. But what is there to celebrate when there are global conflicts? Students from THUAS give their input about the future of the United Nations. ‘Young people have vast amounts of energy and that gives hope.’

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The manifesto “Parenting and growing up in Delft” brings...

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On 3 December 2020 many parties involved in youth issues in Delft signed the manifesto “Parenting and growing up in Delft”. This is a guideline with eleven principles which collectively form the basis for a sustainable approach to parenting and growing up in Delft. In the manifesto, the municipality of Delft and its public partners present themselves as partners of parents and young people.

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Civic Technology: empower citizens through innovative te...

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What will become the “new normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic is over? It’s an exciting question for many. China has proposed the idea of giving all world citizens a health passport. A QR code would allow officials to check whether someone is healthy. Technically it's possible, but is that what we really want? That is exactly the question which also hangs over Jos van Leeuwen's research area. On 4 November he held his digital inaugural lecture as professor of Civic Technology. Here, a discussion about three fascinating lines of research.

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‘Impact of Sport’ lecturer Frank van Eekeren wants to ch...

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In most cases, sport is teamwork. Sport is working together with your teammates and/or your coach to achieve an even better performance in a physical environment. That’s why doing your inaugural lecture ‘#Changing the Playing Field’ digitally feels almost unnatural when you are a lecturer in ‘Impact of Sport’. A remote inaugural lecture. And yet Frank van Eekeren managed to make a special event of it on Thursday 26 November. He gave his speech in the form of 3 videos, all recorded in the Morgenstond district in The Hague. Each one of these videos provided enough material to keep the conversation going during a lively talk show with very enthusiastic guests.

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences discontinues or...

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On 20 November 2020, Universal Children's Day, The Hague University of Applied Sciences signed the University Pledge to Stop Orphanage Internships. This means that THUAS students will no longer do internships at orphanages worldwide. This pledge was the result of a collaboration with the Better Care Network Netherlands, a partnership of children's rights organisations, upon the initiative of the Global Citizenship research group.

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Feeling comfortable in the classroom

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A learning environment in which you feel welcome and where everyone is treated equally — that is important, of course. But how do you make this a given? Students Rishainy Bomberg and Saïd Touhami are members of the UNESCO Youth Committee, where they actively work on this topic. On Thursday 15 October, during the Dutch launch of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report 2020, they emphasised that education should actively work on inclusiveness. ‘We have to go from a culture of me to a culture of we.’

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Robert Duiveman, first associate professor at The Hague ...

Effective 1 November 2020, Robert Duiveman has been appointed as associate professor for Urban Governance at the Governance of Urban Transitions (GUTs) Centre of Expertise. In this new role, he is responsible for practice-based research on new forms of governance for urban issues.

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Researcher in the spotlight: Artemis Malliaropoulou

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“It is fascinating to conduct research and teach international law in The Hague, which is globally known as the international city of peace and justice. I’m glad to be involved in setting up a ‘monitor’ for The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration.” She is a researcher at the Global Governance Center of Expertise and a lecturer in the International and European Law program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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‘With KOIOS, we facilitate and stimulate lifelong learni...

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Anyone who talks about KOIOS with lecturer-researcher Jordi Jansen can't help but get excited about the possibilities of this open source educational infrastructure that is being developed. This is how The Hague University of Applied Sciences facilitates and stimulates lifelong learning. KOIOS allows us to experiment with innovative ideas, such as developing new revenue models or new educational curriculum formats.

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Let's celebrate diversity

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The Dutch launch of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report 2020 took place on Thursday 15 October. The Global & Inclusive Learning Centre of Expertise organised this online event in cooperation with the Dutch UNESCO Commission. The event was held in a studio in Zoetermeer with live connections to various national and international speakers, in a completely corona-proof set-up.

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How to design a senior citizen friendly city

Loose paving slabs. A passage that’s too narrow for a mobility scooter. Tiny print on information folders. Try looking at a neighbourhood or city through the eyes of a senior citizen for a change. You’re sure to notice plenty of room for improvement. “And that is exactly what we asked students to do in the ‘Senior citizen friendly city’ research project,” says Esther Kroon, a lecturer-researcher in the Urban Ageing research group.

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City Deal: Local Resilience to Cyber Crime

City Deals are means to achieve the objective of Agenda Stad (Urban Agenda): strengthening the growth, innovation and quality of life in Dutch cities. City Deals secure concrete cooperation agreements between cities, the Dutch government, other authorities, companies and civic organisations. These deals must lead to innovative solutions to social issues and/or contain measures to strengthen the economic ecosystem of the urban region(s).

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Reclaiming the “social” part of contemporary multilevel ...

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The Inaugural Lecture of Dr. Barbara Warwas, "Returning to the Origins of Multilevel Regulation", centred the motto from the Manifesto of her newly launched research group on Multilevel Regulation: “Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for the 99%!” This research focuses on the study of ADR to increase the diversity of multilevel regulation in contemporary society, institutions and public and professional spaces.

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ISPM student shares his journey as an intern at ASICS

The sport management industry is quite vast and the working field offers a multitude of options. However, the first ideas that come to mind usually revolve around FIFA, IOC, club franchises and sport apparel brands, such as ASICS, one of the leading ones particularly in their running category. So, to learn that one of our own ISPM students is part of that team is cause for celebration!

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New Rehabilitation and Technology professor Jorit Meeste...

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Innovate rehabilitation care to enable patients to receive the best possible care, with the right use of e-health and care technology. That is the ambition of Jorit Meesters, principal researcher at Basalt, expertise centre for rehabilitation medicine and researcher at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and, as of 1 November, also a professor of Rehabilitation and Technology at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). This research group is a joint initiative of Basalt and The Hague University of Applied Sciences for research, knowledge and innovation. Many years of cooperation between these partners in care and education have made it possible to address important challenges, such as staff shortages and the increasing complexity of the demand for care, on the basis of knowledge and experience. Rehabilitation care is increasingly supported by ICT and e-health applications.

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Mayor and the municipal council embrace a city lab appro...

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Recent research at City Lab Duindorp, conducted by researchers from the Hague University of Applied Sciences working at the Global and Inclusive Education and the Governance of Urban Transitions Centres of Expertise, was one of the reasons for the Hague city council to develop a new action plan for this neighbourhood.

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Student Eric applied math in a greenhouse

Math and gerberas. Strict formulas and colourful flowers. This combination may not seem obvious when you think you know everything about intersections, parabola, logarithms, sine and cosine. That doesn’t stop Applied Mathematics student Eric van der Sluis from doing great work for LetsGrow.com. He developed a model for the company to detect and track gerberas. Thanks to his work, every gerbera grower can closely follow how fast each plant grows and when it will be ready to harvest.

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Vertical solar panels along the railway

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In the Netherlands, there are 550 kilometres of noise barriers lining the railway tracks, and another 150 kilometres will be added in the next few years. Solar panels installed on such large surfaces could be a major source of solar energy. The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is working with ProRail on an integrated research project.

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Prepared for a mission to Mars

When former Engineering Physics student Charlotte Pouwels used to watch Star Trek with her dad, she became fascinated by space travel. “I started to ask technical questions that nobody could answer. So I decided to become an astronaut myself. In my research I mimic what it would be like to live on the moon or on Mars. I do this for example in Hawaii in an environment that somewhat resembles the moon.”

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Tightening of the measures at The Hague University of Ap...

During the press conference held Monday, 28th September, Prime Minister Rutte and Minister de Jonge announced a tightening of the applicable Covid-19 virus measures. In addition, the mayors of the major cities of The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam made an appeal for additional measures. The THUAS Crisis Management Team (CMT) discussed the impact of the additional measures and recommendations at our university.

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The Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire la...

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In early 2020, the municipality of The Hague assigned the consortium consisting of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hulsebosch Advies and AFEdemy to develop a questionnaire and run a representative survey on the perceived age-friendliness of the city among its older citizens. The Hague has been an official member of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities since 2014.

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Special: “Smart & Circular” graduation project in collab...

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The story of Sygun and her five fellow students stems directly from an action which The Hague University of Applied Sciences took in 2019. That was when the university joined SMITZH, the Smart Industry hub of South Holland. This partnership supports companies in digitising their manufacturing process. One of the goals is to make companies not only work more digitally, but also more circularly. The assumption is that through the use of smart technologies, the manufacturing industry can also work more sustainably and therefore reduce its ecological footprint.

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Together we can move mountains of waste

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“Together we can move mountains of waste.” Facility Management DJI and FMHaaglanden, two of the national government's facility services providers, have started a large-scale study together with The Hague University of Applied Sciences. This study will contribute to the reduction of residual waste and the use of raw materials. This research is important to achieve the goals of 35% residual waste, 50% less consumption of primary raw materials in 2030, and 100% sustainable procurement. Netherlands Circular in 2050 is also on the far horizon.

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From a healthy start to a vital old age

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A healthy life for everyone: that is the mission of the Health Innovation Centre of Expertise at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Social-technological innovations are intended to foster the positive health of vulnerable groups. ‘We want everyone to be able to fully participate in our society.’

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Beautiful example of global citizenship

For newcomers and students who completed their high school in another language, THUAS offers a Bridging Year (Schakeljaar). “Everyone should have the opportunity to develop in a meaningful way at their own level.”

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Neighbourhood launches an innovative minor together with...

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This month, the Binckhorst neighbourhood in The Hague and The Hague University of Applied Sciences launched the first Dutch (but English-language and international!) minor designed as a “regenerative learning ecology” in which the entire area serves as a client for joint learning towards a sustainable future.

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Former student Martijn developed innovative sound techno...

Picture this: you are in a train station and your train has been delayed. “Dear passengers,…” you hear through the speaker. “The train to Rotterdam has a fi.. minu... del...” The rest of the message is inaudible. Especially for people with hearing problems, it is very important that the speakers are properly calibrated. Martijn van Essen, a former Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, helped to calibrate the technology to make announcements easier to understand. He won a thesis prize for his project and has now found a job where he can further apply his knowledge.

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Finance and Control intern makes an impact: "UNICEF uses...

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It might sound familiar. Maybe you too have been tempted to pinch yourself, just to be sure you’re not dreaming. That’s the feeling Sughra Hussain had when she learned the dashboard she developed was being used in many UNICEF offices around the world. “I made a real impact. That gives me a tremendous feeling of satisfaction.”

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Development of new Photonics research group

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Photonics is the technology that focuses on the generation, transportation and detection of light waves and light particles, also called photons. Over the past fifty years, photonics has developed into an innovative technology. The number of (end) products which are launched on the world market is practically countless and their innovative character is noteworthy.

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First ISPM graduate lands a dream job

Programmes Internationalisation

This is an article written by a proud lecturer, representing many other proud ISPM lecturers. One of our students from the very first ISPM cohort, from 2017, is not only on his way to getting his diploma in Sport Studies (he passed his graduation thesis!), but also, from his internship, he was offered a … wait for it … JOB! Tomek Mendry is now part of the second largest football club in Poland, KKS LECH POZNAN. I had the pleasure of chatting with Tomek to learn about this fantastic journey.

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2020 ILaRC Students Commentary Competition

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The Lectoraat Multilevel Regulation and the Center of Expertise Global Governance of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and the Law School of Leiden University invite commentary submissions for the ‘2020 ILaRC Students Commentary Competition’.

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THUAS team won the 43rd edition of the Telders Internati...

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The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition has been attracting the brightest law students from over 30 European countries from 1977. The competition consists of two rounds, the written memorial stage and the oral rounds. As part of the first round, students analyse a fictitious dispute and draft two fully-referenced memorials for Applicant and Respondent. In the second round, students represent their respective States through oral pleadings before so-called moot courts. Per European country, only the university winning the national rounds may participate in the international rounds held in The Hague. The students’ memorials and pleadings are judged by legal experts, including judges from the International Court of Justice and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, lawyers and professors of law. The final round of the Competition is traditionally held at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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Direct current is the future

Global citizenship Programmes Internationalisation Research

With the rapid development of new technologies, such as solar panels, LED lamps and electric cars, we are seeing a growing use of power electronics. THUAS is an international pioneer in developing education and applied research around this promising development. An exchange with students from South Africa helped us to promote this knowledge on a global scale.

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The impact of the corona virus on UN peacekeeping at the...

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Every day, the COVID-19 pandemic dominates the news. As of 25 May, there are 5.4 million confirmed cases worldwide, with over 340.000 deaths. Although we hear daily about the strengthening or relaxation of lockdown measures, less discussed is the fact that the pandemic also has major effects on international conflict management.

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Column Aminata Cairo: Welcome to the Movement

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First…. There was Corona, or Covid 19 that changed our lives in ways unimaginable. Suddenly we were forced to withdraw from each other, use strict hygiene regimens and had to remain inside. Work as we knew it stopped, school as we knew it stopped, socializing as we knew it stopped. It actually didn’t stop, it merely forced us to change how we looked at things, did things, and felt about things. We stopped running. We were forced to rest and be still. The earth had some reprieve. Yet we had to deal with the fear of illness or had to deal with the actual illness in our direct lives.

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Inclusivity and global change

Netwerkhogeschool Global citizenship Internationalisation

It wasn’t very long ago that we were hit with a pandemic that still affects us deeply. From one moment to the next we were confronted with fear for our own health, and especially for the health of the most vulnerable amongst us. From one moment to the next we had to stay home and adjust our education. It was a challenge, but we made steps no one had previously thought possible. I am proud of the effort our teaching staff and our support staff have made in the transition to long distance education. I applaud our students for hanging in there with us. More than anything we learned how connected we are.

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The Vital Together Box

Global citizenship Programmes

How do you continue your good work as a buddy during the corona crisis? Three first-year students of Nutrition and Dietetics created the Vital Together Box, which contains healthy recipes, ingredients to prepare the dish and physical exercises to stay fit. “Bringing about a big change in someone’s life with something so small fills you with happiness and satisfaction.”

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Students sharing international experiences: an internshi...

Internationalisation Programmes

In this feature we share the stories of students who were in the middle of an international experience (such as an exchange or international internship) when the corona-crisis hit. They tell us about their experiences during this highly unusual time. The first student to share her story is Martina Dossena, a European Studies student from Italy who is currently doing an internship in Mexico City, Mexico.

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New academic year to start in September

Programmes Internationalisation

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you (back) to The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the New Academic Year. In these times of the coronavirus you have no doubt been wondering what you can expect in the upcoming academic year and what it will mean to you when you start your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

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European Studies and NLCares put students back to work a...

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COVID-19 has had a massive impact on THUAS students, and not just because they’ve had to switch to online learning. For many students, the different types of lockdowns in different countries have threatened to disrupt one of the most important parts of their studies: their internship. Luckily for some European Studies (ES) students, alternative arrangements could be made.

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A small ball in the hunt for drifting fishing nets

Programmes Global citizenship

¨Before i began my project i had no idea of the size of the problem i wanted to tackle. Well, it´s actually enormous. Every year over 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans. 46 percent of this consists of discarded fishing nets. These strangle or suffocate more than 650,000 creatures a year. And the nets can remain out of there for up to 600 years.¨

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News from a quiet city: a study on the social impact of ...

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COVID-19 has a strong impact on The Hague’s population. Many people have suffered from the loss of income, others avoid medical care or point out that they receive less medical care. But the fear is even stronger. Many people fear losing their jobs or businesses as a result of the coronavirus crisis. And it’s the most vulnerable groups who have been hit the hardest: those with temporary contracts, with lower levels of education, low-paid and with health conditions. They are more likely to be affected by the loss of income and to avoid or receive less medical care. In comparison with earlier studies conducted in Rotterdam and nationwide, fear and stress related to the corona crisis have significantly increased, especially among young people and people with a minimum income.

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Blogs of a researcher: reading, reading and more reading

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In my first blog I described how I am researching the problem of the neighbourhood sports coach. I wanted to know more about the evaluation and accountability of the social impact of interventions. I worked on this in recent weeks mostly by reading a lot. In this second blog I want to tell you about my experiences in recent weeks and share with you what I have been reading, why I have been reading so much and how I found the articles.

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Update after the press conference on 21 April

During the press conference on 21 April it quickly became clear that there would be no immediate changes for higher education. The new dates 20 May and 1 September were mentioned. What do these dates mean for The Hague University of Applied Sciences?

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Student Blog: Woong Shin – Private Sector Internship Wor...

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With my 6-month internship now over, I am glad that I will now be able to continue my journey at The Next Web as a trainee! Working as the Government Program Executive at TNW X, the consultancy and advisory branch of TNW, I was able to have hands-on experiences on tasks and events which opened up a whole new world for me.

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Student blog: Majid Ajmal – Dutch Municipality Internshi...

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Internship? The start of my career! I started my internship in September 2018 at the Municipality of Amsterdam, district Southeast. My role as an intern was as an ‘area supporter’ in the area team of Bijlmer West. During these 6 months, I developed myself both personally and professionally, which has now resulted in a career within the municipality!

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Student blog: Nadia Isaac – Relief and Development Aid I...

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One of the privileges of studying in The Hague is being in the city of peace and justice filled with international organizations and opportunities. My name is Nadia Isaac and I’m a 4th year student who did my internship at Cordaid in The Hague specifically. This was an opportunity for which I was predestined. Finding an internship is always difficult and after months of searching for an internship with no luck I was contacted by a previous IPM student who notified me of an opening at Cordaid. Naturally I jumped at this opportunity – this was the beginning of something great; it has opened a new door for me.

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International Sport Management and corona, a lecturer’s ...

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Corona. Up until three months ago, the main association I had with this word was a nice refreshing Mexican beer on Coronado Beach, California. It now stands for social distancing, self-isolation and teaching from home. That latter is quite a challenge but also a chance to start using the digital teaching materials that have been around for a while.

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International Sport Management and corona, a student’s e...

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More free time: just a few of weeks ago it was every student’s dream. Now the highlight of my day is making my way to the grocery store, with the rest of it dictated by self-isolation and social distancing. Enjoy the weather? Meet up with friends? Not while everyone is stuck in their rooms and everything revolves around soap, toiler paper and #StayHome.

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Blogs of a researcher

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Conducting the research. Most students find it ‘boring. And difficult’. In this monthly blog I will share with you my experiences as a researcher. What challenges I encounter and how I resolve these issues. I will show you that research can be difficult but also inspiring and educational. By sharing some concrete practical tips on doing research I hope to help and inspire you. And make it less ‘boring. And difficult’.

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Student Blog: Mark van der Veen on his Internship in Gha...

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Last July, I travelled to Accra, Ghana for 20 weeks to do my internship at the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES). ISEES is an institution involved in research, education and training, consultancy, community development, and the development of innovative solutions in renewable energy and efficiency, water sanitation and hygiene, agriculture, and forestry – all with the ultimate goal of improving the livelihoods of people, their environments as well as small enterprises in Ghana.

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Student Blog: Rachel Aimakhu on her Internship in Niger...

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My name is Rachel Aimakhu and I am a 4th year IPM student. For my internship, I opted for the field of PR (Public Relations) which comprises around 5% of the IPM program (something we learnt as part of the Professional English subject). As an individual who loves to explore and learn new things, going for that tiny percent of an interestingly vast and in-depth field such as PR, is by far one of the smartest decisions I’ve made. Most intriguing for me was that for my internship I had the opportunity to travel back to Nigeria, West Africa, where the first (almost) two decades of my life were spent living and learning the tradition and culture of this beautiful nation. I left Nigeria permanently for the Netherlands nearly a decade ago and it is surprisingly refreshing to be back here.

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More than sci-fi in Delft

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The city of the future is not just something from science fiction. Students from the User Experience Design (UXD) degree programme are also shaping the future, explains lecturer Tim van den Bosch. “Our degree programme works together with various clients in the city of Delft. Students help the city to think about smart technologies, to make sure that Delft will still be attractive in 2040.”