Centre of Expertise Cyber Security

The focus of THUAS’ Centre of Expertise Cyber Security (CoECS), created in 2015, is on helping those organisations that lack sufficient expertise to protect themselves from and become more resilient to cyber threats. The Centre has a strong (inter)national network. It conducts high quality research on various cyber security themes, involving its research groups, professors, researchers and students. The CoECS is also involved in the development of various educational programs and Master courses inside as well as outside The Hague University of Applied Sciences.


The primary objective of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is to provide high-quality education. The Centre of Expertise fosters this by:

  • Carrying out large-scale research with students at SMEs, with cyber security as part of the research course in the curriculum
  • Contributing questions from our partners, whereby our students are educated in fields where demand actually exists
  • Creating cohesion between the curricula of related degree programmes: especially those within the domain of IT and PLS but also those outside of this
  • Developing new degree programmes
  • Offering initial and further training to professionals involved with cyber security.

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Approach = Collaboration

Approach = collaborationThe Centre of Expertise is open to new collaborations and is actively seeking questions and assignments that fit in with the current cyber security (related) education and research.

Ultimately, all of the Centre of Expertise’s activities aim to make a contribution so that the expertise can be anchored in the lines of education and research.

Because of the close collaboration with companies and other knowledge institutions, all the activities dovetail with social and commercial challenges.





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  • Activities related to education take places on the Zoetermeer campus
  • Technical ICT research (requiring complex hardware) takes place on the campus Delft
  • Activities related to management and (physical) security aspects of cyber security take place on the main campus in The Hague