You will also have the chance to take one of the top rated elective modules from The Hague Summer School:
- Entrepreneurship for the Next Economy
- Human Security, Rights and Development
This year we will also be offering the option of a separate full two-week Peace and Conflict course. The course is organised in collaboration with UPEACE and will have a strong emphasis on immigration. Please note that there are limited places on this course (and you will not participate in the Global Trends in the Field of Water module).
The Hague Winter School is an intensive programme with classes running from 9am to 5pm, so you should be willing to invest time in your studies.
You can earn four ECTS at The Hague Winter School by passing different elements (including participation in all classes) and tests.
Each year, we focus on a theme that looks at solving a ‘wicked problem.’ You will work on projects focused on this selected theme in our modules. The theme of The Hague Winter School is “Water”.
Water brings about many emotions. If you are living in an area where drinking water is scarce and there is not enough water to use for your crops you will have to develop coping mechanisms for that situation. On the other hand when you live in an area that is flooded regularly or is under threat to being flooded this calls for other measures. Some of these problems seem too big to be overcome but many creative ways are being developed. It requires the public and the private sector to work together. This module focused on the different global trends recognized in the field of water. How can you recognize these trends and how can you look at the future and predict new trends.
During this module students will be given a specific real-life challenge that they will have to tackle in an multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team using futuring and practical work methods. Every morning, from Monday to Friday there will be inspiring lectures from Dutch and international experts from government, the private sector and international institutions. Students will work in groups on their challenges and have in depth discussions on these topics.
The last Friday there will be a closing event in which students will present their work to the group and related stakeholders.
During this module you'll learn about new types of enterprises and become familiar with innovative business models and strategies promoting entrepreneurship in society. We start at the top of the pyramid. In addition we'll present new financial models needed to stimulate these changes. You'll find your 'inner entrepreneur' and get a chance to develop your own business ideas. This module combines theory with practical workshops to develop your entrepreneurial skills.
In this module students will be introduced to modern security challenges, protection of human rights and the socio-economic development agenda of countries and population groups suffering from grave injustices and poverty. While getting acquainted with some general political, economic and legal theory and cases, students will experience how to work with international issues through visits to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, development cooperation organizations and institutions which encourage democratization. The program is both academic and practical (action-oriented) .
A the end of this module students will have experienced the so-called integrated approach: how to achieve synergy of peace operations, state-building, poverty reduction and basic human rights. Participants write a research paper on specific international questions. The best papers are awarded special recognition by a jury of experts at the close of the program