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Campus The Hague

A valuable addition to city and University


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CONTENTS

All about Leiden University Campus The Hague Facts and figures

Campus The Hague in a nutshell

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Campus The Hague: a valuable addition

One university, two cities

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Our core activities

Academic education and research that make an impact

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An asset to the city

Building a vibrant city campus

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Joining forces

Achieving more by working with our partners

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Societal significance

Making a difference in society

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colophon This is a publication of Strategic Communication & Marketing (SCM), Leiden University Contact: Inès van Arkel, Communications Adviser Campus The Hague, SCM I.van.arkel@bb.leidenuniv.nl Text: Marjolein van Enk, van-enk.net Design: Nanda Alderliefste, noinoloi.nl Location image (page 4): Tom van der Heiden December 2020

Photography: Robin Utrecht, Monique Shaw, Christ Clijsen, Nicole Romijn Photographs in this brochure Leiden University follows the guidelines issued by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the photos in this brochure were taken before the period when corona measures came into force.

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FACTS AND FIGURES

Campus The Hague in a nutshell Haagse bos Malieveld

Noordeinde Palace

Binnenhof

Schouwburg straat

Stichthage

Anna van Buerenplein

(13th floor)

Beehive Student Centre

Central Station Wijnhaven

The Hague City Centre China Town

The five Campus The Hague locations

6.300 students

(2020-2021 academic year)

106 nationalities 18 programmes (BA en MA) 5 locations 4

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500+ Staff 7 faculties: • • • • • • •

Archaeology Humanities Medicine/LUMC Governance and Global Affairs Law Social and Behavioural Sciences Science


CAMPUS THE HAGUE: A VALUABLE ADDITION

One university, two cities For almost five centuries, Leiden University has been a leading force in scientific research and education in the Netherlands and internationally. Since 1999, we have been located not only in Leiden, city of discoveries, but also in The Hague. Our location in The Hague has grown dramatically since its foundation, and continues to make significant advances in education, research and knowledge transfer.

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e are one university in two cities. This means we are able to combine the best of two worlds, and make optimum use of the many opportunities to exchange know­ ledge and experiences. Leiden is our long-established scientific base, with its diverse range of disciplines and unique facilities such as the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden Bio Science Park and, of course, the Academy Building, which symbolises our history. Campus The Hague is our young, vibrant campus, located in the international city of The Hague, at the heart of national politics and the judiciary and in close proximity to socially engaged organisations. Our presence in The Hague is a valuable addi­ tion to our interdisciplinary research and education, which in turn allows us to make valuable contributions to both the city and the region of The Hague. Ensur­ ing that Campus The Hague continues to grow, building on our long-standing reputation for high quality, is a key ele­ ment in the University’s strategy. We also aim to further integrate our activities within the city and its international or­ ganisations. Read about how we intend to achieve these aims in this brochure.

‘Leiden University is com­ mitted to excellent education, ground-breaking research and social impact. The Hague offers additional challenges and opportunities. We have already made good progress over recent years, and are enthusiastic and committed to building further on that foundation.’ Erwin Muller, Director of Campus The Hague

‘The great thing about our campus in The Hague is the proximity to the policymakers, politicians, judges and organisa­ tions working for greater peace, justice and security. Our ambi­ tion is to share with them our scientific insights and at the same time benefit from their expertise and experience to broaden our own impact.’ Hester Bijl, Vice Rector Magnificus

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OUR CORE ACTIVITIES

Innovation in education is an important objective for us and for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven is given a demonstration on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in education.

Scientific education and research that make an impact Campus The Hague is a stable and strong basis for Leiden University’s teaching and research, and will continue to grow in the future. Our aim is to achieve the right combination of bachelor’s and master’s programmes and education for professionals, and a good balance between teaching and research. With the strong connection between our research and teaching, we are able to make maximum impact, not only in scientific terms, but also in terms of culture, society and the economy.

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Security researcher Bart Schuurman wrote his dissertation on the rise of the Hofstad group.

FOCUS ON FIVE KEY THEMES

Our research on societal issues always encompasses dif­ ferent scientific disciplines, and our teaching follows this same interdisciplinary approach. We focus our activities on five key themes: 1. International law, peace and security; 2. Globalisation and international relations; 3. Politics, public administration and public finances; 4. Urban issues; 5. Health and patient care. These themes are directly related to the city of The Hague, where there is an enormous range of organisations engaged in these fields.

FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

We want our education and research to have an impact on the world around us. We have therefore taken the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 as a core principle for the five key themes of our teaching and research. Located as it is in The Hague, close to the seat of policymaking, public administration and international relations, Campus The Hague is well placed to take a broader perspective on these global challenges.

A BROAD RANGE OF TEACHING PROGRAMMES Campus The Hague offers a broad range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes that reflect these five key themes.

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BACHELOR’S PROGRAMMES

1. Public Administration 2. Computer Science & Economics 3. International Relations and Organisations 4. International Studies 5. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges 6. Security Studies 7. Urban Studies

MASTER’S PROGRAMMES

1. Crisis and Security Management 2. Cyber Security 3. Governance of Sustainability 4. ICT in Business and the Public Sector 5. International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration 6. International Relations and Diplomacy 7. Law & Society 8. Management of the Public Sector 9. Political Science 10. Public Administration 11. Public International Law We continue to improve and expand our range of pro­ grammes, working in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders from within and outside the University. All new programmes that we develop must align with the general strategy of the University and must respond to the needs of the city and region of The Hague.

Also for professionals

The Hague is where many professionals from different disciplines work and live. It is part of our mission to make the broad scientific knowledge present within Leiden University accessible to these professionals. Campus The Hague therefore offers a range of modular programmes and courses specifically for this target group. These programmes include officially recognised educational programmes such as advanced and executive master’s, but also short training courses and educational tracks such as learning pathways and masterclasses.

INTERDISCIPLINARY AND SOCIETALLY RELEVANT RESEARCH

Research at Campus The Hague focuses on the key themes. Examples of this research include: Research on Artificial Intelligence in relation to peace, justice and security – Bram Klievink, Professor of Digitalisation and Public Policy

Research on cybersecurity – Bibi van den Berg, Professor of Cybersecurity Governance

Research on terrorism and political violence – Bart Schuurman, researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA)

Research on nutrition and health in disadvantaged families in The Hague – Jessica Kiefte-de jong, Professor of Population Health, LUMC Campus The Hague and Leiden University College in partnership with the Municipal Health Service in The Hague region

Research on the role of women in peace-building – Alanna O’Malley, Professor of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice, a collaboration between The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University Research on challenges in globalisation, migration, technological developments and climate change – Interdisciplinary teams work together on this research

Research questions are always addressed by interdiscipli­ nary research teams comprising a mix of talented young academics and more experienced researchers who already have pioneering research results to their name. Proven quality and societal relevance are key here. In the coming years, Leiden University intends to promote and broaden the research carried out at Campus The Hague. In doing so, we are specifically looking to work in partnership with stakeholders from practice. All our research ties in closely with the metropolitan, international character of The Hague and reflects the current agendas of the partners with whom we work.

ACADEMY FOR PROFESSIONALS We aim to open our Academy for Professionals in The Hague in 2022. The Academy will develop and offer a range of training courses especially for professionals. These will be short courses that are based on academic knowledge and are taught in small groups. The aim of the Academy is to improve the problem-solving skills of professionals, and consequently their sustainable employability in a changing world.

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AN ASSET TO THE CITY

Building a vibrant city campus Campus The Hague brings knowledge and life to the city. A vibrant campus drives innovation.

TALENT MAGNET

Building a close relationship with the city is part of our mission. At Campus The Hague we aim to reflect the Municipality of The Hague’s am­ bitions to strengthen the knowledge economy. The University attunes its education and research to these am­ bitions, but Campus The Hague also makes a unique contribution: it acts as a magnet for students, from both the Netherlands and abroad, who come to study or conduct research in The Hague. These talented young academics find a wealth of challenges in the diverse innovation hubs and organisations that are active in areas that match their fields of study.

WIJNHAVEN AS BEATING HEART

The Wijnhaven Building at Turfmarkt is one of the University’s five locations in The Hague, and it is the beating heart of the campus. Many of the students and staff who study or work on the campus live in this neighbour­ hood, making this an inspiring place to be. They also bring life to the city centre: amenities such as the library, shops and entertainment venues are seeing an increase in visitor numbers. ‘It’s great to see more and more stu­ dents in the city; they’re really chang­ ing the character of the city,’ says Minister for Education Ingrid van Engelshoven.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES STUDENTS HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS FOR LOCAL ORGANISATIONS In the third year of the bachelor’s programme in International Studies, students at Campus The Hague carry out an assignment for one of the international organisations in the city. They study a challenge at such organisations as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), but also at organisations outside The Hague, such as Google, Starbucks or the OESO (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Our students translate their academic knowledge into practical advice for one of these organisations. It’s a true win-win arrangement!

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WORK IN PROGRESS: CAMPUS BOULEVARD

In the coming years, the Municipality of The Hague will be working on a ‘Campus Boulevard’, and the Univer­ sity will be part of this. This area will bring together the important educa­ tional and research facilities in the city, and will also feature innovation labs, living labs and skills labs, as well as spaces for entrepreneurs. All these different facilities will be brought together in the open environment of the Campus Boulevard. As well as having a presence here, we will also provide an array of facilities for activities and events focusing on knowledge sharing, innovation and debate. This vibrant environment will increase the visibility and accessibility of Campus The Hague, which will in turn stimulate collaboration in and with the city. We are in regular discussion with the Municipality of The Hague and other local organisations, about not only the Campus Boulevard but also broader issues, such as activities that Leiden University in the Hague can undertake to promote the further de­ velopment of Campus The Hague as a unifying presence in both the city and the region.


AN ASSET TO THE CITY

Wijnhaven, our largest building, is the vibrant heart of our campus in The Hague.

Everyone is welcome to listen to and join in debates or lectures on the Spanish Steps in Wijnhaven. These are regularly given by speakers from the Netherlands and abroad. In a lecture, Sigrid Kaag, Minister for International Trade and Development Cooperation, specifically addressed the many international students in the audience, saying, ‘It’s fantastic that you’re studying here in the Netherlands. One thing to remember: we’re always open for business.’ CAMPUS THE HAGUE MAGAZINE, LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

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JOINING FORCES

Achieving more by working with our partners Our University has a long tradition of working with partners. They benefit from our education and research, and in return grant us access to new networks and opportunities. We also actively uphold this tradition at Campus The Hague, and the wide variety of partners (and potential partners) in the city means we couldn’t have chosen a better place for our second location.

COMMITTED PARTNER: MUNICIPALITY OF THE HAGUE

The Municipality of The Hague has been a strong supporter of our campus from the very beginning, and together we are further developing The Hague as a knowledge city and economic centre. In 2019, for exam­ ple, we began developing ‘city labs’ within the City Deal: Research (Kennis Maken Den Haag) project. This is a joint initiative of The Hague Univer­ sity of Applied Sciences, InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University and the Municipal­ ity of The Hague, which unites citi­ zens, city professionals, civil servants, educators, students and researchers in looking for solutions to complex urban issues. 12

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STUDENT & CITY The Student & City (Student & Stad) platform was established by the universities of applied sciences in The Hague, Delft University of Technology, the Municipality of The Hague and Leiden University. The collective aim is to improve the range of student facilities, the networks of student organisations, the coordination of activities and the infrastructure for students. Examples of initiatives include sharing sports and examination facilities with The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and working with all the higher education institutions and the Municipality of The Hague on solutions to the student housing shortage.

JOINING FORCES WITH OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Campus The Hague has close con­ tacts with nearly all of the education­ al institutions in the region. We col­ laborate with The Hague University of Applied Sciences, for example, in order to enable students, organisa­ tions and the city to achieve progress through our research and education. We also work with the University of the Arts on projects at the interface between our respective disciplines. Another exceptional partnership is LDE Universities: the strategic alli­ ance of Leiden University with Delft University of Technology and Eras­ mus University Rotterdam.


JOINING FORCES

Final of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in May 2019. Every year, international law students come to The Hague to compete in one of the moot courts in this field.

Together we deliver multidisciplinary education and research in the fields of healthy society, inclusive society, sustainable society and digital society.

A DIRECT LINE WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND OTHER PARTNERS

From our base in Campus The Hague, we aim to participate in the innovative power and employment opportunities in the city and region. We are therefore investing in contacts with the private sector and other partners, especially or­ ganisations that operate within the five key themes or in the area of innovation and student entrepreneurship in gen­ eral. These include The Hague Security Delta, the International Community Platform and the various ministries.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Many of the organisations in The Hague that we are in contact with are international in outlook. We also actively seek to collaborate with universities outside the Netherlands.

We will continue to invest in this area in future years, to further improve the range of education and research and the opportunities available to Campus The Hague.

PERSONAL AMBASSADORS: OUR ALUMNI Our alumni – of both Campus The Hague and the University as a whole – are perhaps our most important ambassadors. They help the University with their time and effort, their networks and often also with financial support. Their activities include informing students about working in The Hague, giving presentations at events and arranging internships and research positions. International alumni who studied in The Hague and returned to their home country are important for recruiting new international students. We therefore keep in contact on a structural basis with our alumni, who are often very enthusiastic about supporting their University.

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SOCIETAL SIGNIFICANCE

Science Café The Hague offers passionate academics the opportunity to give inspiring talks that make their subject accessible to a wider audience. Each of the evenings focuses on one specific theme. The Science Café on Cyber Security took place on the Spanish Steps in our Wijnhaven Building.

Year 7 primary school students in The Hague were taught by a real professor during a ‘Meet the Professor’ event. Professor of Public Management, Sandra Groeneveld, gave a class at Leidschenveen Montessori School.

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SOCIETAL SIGNIFICANCE

Making a difference in society Most of our societal impact comes from our graduates and from the results of our research: teaching and research are obviously our primary tasks. Yet we also want to make a difference in society in other ways.

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his starts close to seek for opportunities to make a val­ uable contribution to the city and region of The Hague. We see it as an important goal to develop the talents of all population groups in The Hague and to further raise the city’s standard of education. We therefore work on promoting equal opportuni­ ties, inclusion and a stronger sense of community in the city, for example by organising seminars (both online and face-to-face) and interactive theme evenings, such as debates on a wide range of topics in our Science Café. These events are open to the public and help to make knowledge and learning accessible.

FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY

Leiden University also offers support to the children in The Hague and surrounding area. They have always been welcome in Leiden but now they can find us nearer home, in The Hague. We are investing here in making university education attrac­ tive and accessible to school students who would not see it as an automatic choice, including first generation stu­ dents, perhaps with a migration back­ ground. Over the next few years, we aim to assist in the educational eman­ cipation of these groups, and hence indirectly in reducing segregation in the city. One of the initiatives in this context is the Community Project, where students of Leiden University College The Hague combine theoret­

ical knowledge about education in a multicultural society with practical experience by working with local sec­ ondary school students. WORKING ON BETTER HEALTHCARE LUMC Campus The Hague has a special research programme in The Hague to study population health management. The researchers on this programme are working together with the GP training programme in The Hague and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences on ways that scientific insights can help improve health and healthcare in The Hague.

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