Team Global Citizenship & Internationalisation

Global Citizenship and Internationalisation are strategic goals of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Whilst many teams, individuals and departments within the University of Applied Sciences are involved in these goals, Team Global Citizenship & Internationalisation plays a crucial role in supporting our stakeholders in realising their international ambitions, internationalising curricula, embedding Global Citizenship and the SDG's in all levels of education, and maintaining relationships with (strategic) partner universities.

Who to contact


Agents and
Guided or
International Student's
Nominations and Exchanges (inbound)
Nominations and Exchanges (outbound)
appropriate faculty / programme mobility office
Scholarships (Erasmus+ and more)
Staff Mobility (inbound and outbound)
appropriate faculty/ programme
(Strategic) Partnerships and International Collaboration
Student Enrolment (degree-seeking)
The Hague Summer School

Who we are

  • Eveke de Louw - Senior International Policy Officer
  • Claudia Bulnes - International Policy Officer
  • Simten Goren-Kalayci - Global Citizenship Officer
  • Ernst van Weperen - SDG Officer
  • Lucita Couto Gestal - SDG Officer
  • Marina Labrana - Strategic Partnerships Officer
  • Paul Nixon - Strategic Partnerships Officer
  • Lieke Steijger - Senior International Policy Officer
  • Tiaan Westenberg - Support Officer Internationalisation
  • Robin Metiarij - The Hague Summer School Coordinator

What we do

At The Hague University of Applied Sciences we want all our students to successfully enter the local and global labour markets as global citizens who can make a meaningful contribution to today’s and tomorrow’s interconnected societies. We do this by offering international and intercultural perspectives in our programmes, encouraging personal growth and nurturing an inclusive campus culture. Team Global Citizenship & Internationalisation connects relevant, external development in global citizenship, the sustainable development goals and internationalisation to the THUAS practice and offers support to teaching and support staff, degree programmes and faculties in:

  • Clear and smooth processes for partnerships and student exchanges;
  • Developing and maintaining University-wide Strategic Partnerships which facilitate staff and students to enhance their international experiences;
  • Shaping global citizenship and internationalisation within curricula: from tools and good practices to curriculum design;
  • Stimulating an international campus culture for all students;
  • Organising The Hague Summer School.

Our Internationalisation Policy is visualised in our Compass for Internationalisation, giving direction to our vision.

Strategic Partnerships

One of the key components of the THUAS Internationalisation Compass is to establish and maintain meaningful, broad and deep international partnerships with a number of leading universities (both applied and research universities) as well as with alumni, private companies, research institutes, government institutes, NGO’s and public service organisations. This is why THUAS has strategic partnerships with universities in Brazil, China and Europe.

We believe that strategic university partnerships can impact THUAS in all areas of university life ‐ deepening and strengthening the quality of its teaching, learning and research cooperation. In doing so THUAS provides an international knowledge platform for students and scholars to engage in a wide range of activities with international partner institutions.

Within Brazil, we have four strategic partners:

  • Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Escola Nacional de Administração Pública
  • The Sarah Network

Within China, we have four strategic partners:

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Shanghai University
  • Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University

Within Europe, we have six strategic partners, who, together with THUAS, form The Hague Network:


Thematic Activities for development with potential Strategic Partners

Academic exchangeTriple (Quadruple) Helix projects
Co-creationOthers as determined over time
Designing international curriculaCOIL
Joint/double degreesJoint/double degrees
Student exchange (inbound)Campus culture and informal curriculum
Student exchange (outbound)Research projects (externally funded)
Support Staff exchange

Partner Universities

Our partners or prospective partners can contact THUAS via our Team GC&I at International Affairs.
THUAS Active Partner list..


All faculties have an international coordinator who implement the international policy in their faculties. See below for more details.

FacultyInternational coordinator 
Business, Finance & MarketingPetra Olsthoorn
Health, Nutrition & SportsTo be determined
IT & DesignJaap de Bie
Management & OrganisationClaudia Diers-Lienke  
Public Management, Law & SafetyAnneke Oosterhof
Social Work and EducationMichel Hogenes
Technology, Innovation & SocietyWianda Visser