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Sustainable Development Goals in our education

Ten years ago, The Hague University of Applied Sciences became a UNESCO school. Last year we signed the declaration of intent to pay special attention to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in our education. During the opening of the new academic year, Christine de Lille, Innovation Networks professor, showed why the SDGs are so closely aligned to our university of applied sciences and what degree programmes are already doing to help achieve these goals.

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Opening speech of the academic year on the theme of pers...

Global citizenship

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been a UNESCO school for the past ten years, one of ten thousand schools around the world committed to international unity, tolerance and solidarity. At the inauguration of the 2019-2020 academic year, chair of the Executive Board Leonard Geluk explains why it’s important to be a UNESCO school and the role of personal growth.

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Sailing trip brings the circular economy closer to home

Programmes

The circular economy is the future. At least, if it were up to Esmée Amsen. She will soon be graduating on this sustainability theme. The fourth-year student in Process & Food Technology found a lot of inspiration during a February sailing trip from St Maarten to Amsterdam.

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

Research

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

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Partnering for Peace and Justice: Launch of the UN Studi...

Research

On Tuesday 7th May, Professor Alanna O’Malley, Chair of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice at Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), hosted a networking event in the Peace Palace in The Hague. A number of researchers committed to doing research on the United Nations and global governance as a whole gathered to exchange ideas and build partnerships. Many of the attendants will become members of the core team which will support Professor O’Malley’s Chair.

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Growth is encouraged here

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

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Where are the women in global governance?

Research

To commemorate International Women’s Day we gathered on 8th March at Humanity Hub in The Hague to hear a lecture by Prof Alanna O’Malley who is the combined Chair/Lector of UN Studies for Peace and Justice for both Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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Time for students to grab the microphone

Research

On Wednesday 6th March 2019 Professor O’Malley has presented the research agenda for the Lectoraat United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice and gave a talk entitled: ‘The United Nations, From Blue Helmets to Blue Skies'.

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Spotlight on lesser known aspects of the UN

Research

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

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Earning money from sandpits

Research

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

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Optimal wheelchair with wheelchair ergometer

Research

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

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

Global citizenship Internationalisation

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

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Explaining the Netherlands to foreign students

Internationalisation

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

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