Leiden University - Campus The Hague opens on Schouwburgstraat
Published: 22 October 2012 Modified: 23 October 2012
The recent opening of the new site of Leiden University - Campus The Hague on Schouwburgstraat 2 in The Hague represents a new phase in the development and growth of the faculty. At present a total of more than 2,500 students, academics and other professionals study and work at Campus The Hague.
Mayor Jozias van Aartsen, Dean of Campus The Hague Prof. dr. Jouke de Vries, Prince of Orange Willem-Alexander, Rector Magnificus of Leiden University Prof. Paul van der Heijden and an unknown man. Photo by Nicole Romijn
The first academic activities of Leiden University - Campus The Hague started of in 1999. Leiden University saw much potential in the political and administrative centre of the Netherlands while The Hague, as the up-and-coming ‘legal capital of the world’ and the fourth city of the Netherlands, saw many opportunities in becoming a seat of academic learning and research.
In recent years, the former ‘Hague branch’ has evolved to become a fully-fledged part of Leiden University in The Hague. Campus The Hague, as the seventh faculty of Leiden University, has been an essential part of the city landscape since 1 January 2011.
Politics and international law
The faculty concentrates in particular on teaching and research in the fields of politics, administration and international law, which means it is closely aligned with the profile and agenda of the city of The Hague.
Among the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes it offers are those in Public Administration (Bachelor), Crisis and Security Management (Master), Liberal Arts & Sciences (Leiden University College The Hague) and International Studies (Bachelor). In addition, the faculty provides many opportunities for professionals seeking to enhance their personal development, ranging from short courses to PhD projects.
Ambitions to expand
The Campus The Hague faculty is aiming to expand these opportunities even further in the next few years. This means working more intensively with higher education institutions in The Hague as well as with the universities in Delft and Rotterdam in the fields of governance and sustainability, for example. The further development of tailor-made programmes and courses in conjunction with government ministries, international and other organisations and the private sector are an important priority for Campus The Hague.
More information available on the website of Campus The Hague.