Netherlands, The Hague

Sustainable Entrepreneurial Thinking

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1750

Tackling the SDGs starts with you. Many of us want to understand how we can use our own skills to have a positive impact on our world and the challenges we face as a global society. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and contribute? Are you a critical thinker, a creative mind or a planner? How do your passions and skills align with the SDGs?

In this interactive and dynamic course you will explore your own skills and traits to understand what role best befits you in a social enterprise of own design that addresses one or more of SDGs. First, you will gain a more in-depth insight into the global the SDGs and your own personal profile. Next, you will learn about how to measure your own footprint and how you, as an individual, can improve your consumption habits to contribute to a healthier world. Third, you will take on the mind-set of a social entrepreneur during a 3-day hackathon to develop an innovative solution to a SDG challenge of your choice.

We adopt design thinking principles to take students through a start-up incubation process; step-by-step. Finally you will learn how to pitch your solutions to a panel of judges.

Course leader

Titus van der Spek, Gijs Vermeulen, Ernst van Weperen.

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has obtained the high school diploma (or its equivalent) and has at least completed the first year of their bachelor degree. All applicants should have a good command of English (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if the level of applicant's English is satisfactory.

Course aim

The student can compare various models that explain sustainable challenges that global society faces.

The student can design business solutions to address systemic problems related to one or more of the SDGs.

The learner is able to reflect on their own values, attitudes and abilities and deal with diverging values, attitudes and abilities in relation to one or more SDGs.

The learner is able to take on critically their role as an active global citizen in the challenge of tackling global and local (glocal) problems.

Credits info

3 EC
The Hague Summer School is assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The two week program is worth 4 ECTS and the four week program is worth 8 ECTS.
Detailed programme descriptions and outlines, in order to facilitate the credit transfer, will be provided to the students.

Fee info

EUR 1750: Regular fee.
EUR 1650: If you sign up for the Hague Summer School 2019 before April 22, you are eligible for an early bird fee of EUR 1,650 for 1 period (2 weeks) or EUR 3,200 for 2 periods (4 weeks). You might be eligible for further discounts, please contact for more information.