Netherlands, The Hague

Business and Peace

when 17 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

In 2030, six out of ten people will be living in cities. To enable sustainable development, the numerous challenges cities will be faced with will need to be addressed with innovative solutions from all actors in society. Well-managed cities have the potential to become breeding grounds for innovation, development and stability. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal number 11 sets out to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

This module focuses on understanding the impact of conflict on urban development, and covers issues such as safety and security, migration and integration, housing, land distribution, pollution, and planning. It identifies the key stakeholders that are capable of addressing these challenges and, in particular, focuses on the role of the business sector in providing innovative solutions.

Course leader

Nika Salvetti

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has completed their high school diploma (or equivalent) and has completed at least their first year bachelor degree level education. Applicants whose native tongue is not English, should have a good knowledge of the English language (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if applicants English language level is appropriate.

Course aim

The module provides recommendations on how to ensure that a city takes into account the needs and expectations of all its citizens (inclusiveness); that is to say, that it provides security and safety, is prepared for natural disasters, and respects and protects the needs of future generations. As the participants will be working on the module in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, they will have ample opportunity to interact with guest speakers from different sectors and get inspired by their visions for The Hague.

The participants will carry out field research to learn more about how local businesses contribute to the sustainable development of the city and what it means to live in a sustainable city.

Fee info

EUR 899: The Hague Summer School are assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The amount of credits for each course depends on whether you choose the two or four week program. The two week program is worth 4 ECTS. It consists of a general module worth 1 ECTS and an elective module worth 3 ECTS. The four week program is worth 8 ECTS. It contains two general modules worth 2 ECTS and two elective modules worth 6 ECTS. Detailed program descriptions and outlines will be provided to the students to facilitate the credit transfer.
EUR 1798: Four week program of The Hague Summer has a tuition feel of 1798 Euro. However the 4 week course costs € 2.998,- for the full package, this includes tuition fee , individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-programme as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner universities.

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