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6 April or 1 June: new measures

At the start of the week the Dutch government announced new measures that did not allow any events or gatherings until June 1. These measures did not apply to education, however created uncertainty around them. For education the measures were only applicable until April 6.

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3 reliable sources about the coronavirus

Fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is regularly circulated on social media and WhatsApp. It is therefore extremely important to consult reliable sources for the correct information about the virus and the current situation in the Netherlands.

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Lecturer of THUAS tested positive for COVID-19

A lecturer from the Skin Therapy programme of The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been tested positive for the Corona virus (COVID-19). This infection has been traced back to a vacation in the north of Italy. The lecturer notified the Dutch Health Service (GGD) on Friday evening, 6 March that they were unwell. On Sunday the lecturer was tested for the virus. During the morning of 10 March it was made known that the test was positive. The lecturer is currently at home in isolation and doing well under the circumstances.

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An unusual internship in the nursing degree programme

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In a normal internship you shadow people who work in your future professional field. But for first-year Nursing students it’s not a normal internship. Interns put themselves in the shoes of their future patients. Wessel’s story explains why this has been a great success: “Through this internship I really understood what I can mean to someone else.”

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Coronavirus: What does The Hague University of Applied S...

The first coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have been detected. The Hague University of Applied Sciences wants to help prevent further spread of the virus and therefore follows the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Process & Food Technology students put seaweed on the ma...

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“All-natural, local and zero-waste. A circular economy. This is where we are all headed, together,” says lecturer Fabrice Ducept. His students in the Process & Food Technology degree programme conducted research aimed at products made from Dutch seaweed on behalf of a company in The Hague. “This approach effectively closes the circle in multiple ways.”  

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Students pitch innovative filtration system to tackle pl...

“We are in our twenties and still have our whole life ahead of us on this planet. We are also industrial designers. With the Floating Coconet we are tackling the largest environmental problem in the world: plastics in the rivers and oceans.” If their project wins, they could take home a cool US $100,000.

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HBO-ICT Students Join The Challenge against Environmenta...

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A better future: It’s what we all want. But that is easier said than done, because how can you truly contribute? Well, students of the HBO-ICT degree programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences have some ideas. From a drone that measures nitrogen to a machine that helps your plants grow: Over the past few months, the students have been working hard to make their own innovations a reality. At the Expo for The Challenge held on Wednesday, January 29, they gathered in the Atrium to present their sustainable inventions to an interested crowd.

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Pieter van Foreest and The Hague University of Applied S...

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Providing innovative care is a topic that is very dear to The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Pieter van Foreest. The two parties signed a partnership agreement on Monday 27 January. They will work together on a research and innovation programme to address a number of challenges in elderly care. New technological discoveries and professional education play a key role here.

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Boy van den Berg: head of a faculty for a day

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Boy van den Berg has everything under control. Fortunately, his schedule for this Thursday is not completely packed. For an entire day, this 14-year-old lower secondary student gets to be the boss of the Faculty of IT& Design. Boy comments, “When I was picked up by Han this morning, I was feeling a little anxious. But in a good way. But all that nervousness disappeared during our breakfast meeting.” What on earth!? A 14-year-old in the dean’s chair at THUAS? An explanation is in order here.

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Up close and personal during the Participation Podcast

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What began as a school assignment evolved into a passionate hobby for Myrthe Gerritse, 21, and Sophie Adam, 23. After earning a diploma in Nursing from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, these two young women are continuing the Participation Podcast, during which guests share their stories and experiences with health issues. ‘’It only takes one person to share his or her story to inspire others to do the same.’’

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Mission Zero Centre of Expertise launches new coin

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The coin was launched after the inaugural lecture by Sander Mertens – Professor of Energy in Transition. For most people, it came as a surprise. After all, who receives gifts when a professor is appointed? Sander is part of the Mission Zero Centre of Expertise, which had developed a surprising gift in coordination with the New Finance research group – the Mission Zero Coin. This is a crypto coin that aims to strengthen collaboration within the network of the centre of expertise.

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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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