Netherlands, The Hague

Designing a digital country

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

Final Enrolment Deadline: 1st of June 2016
Do you want to make a meaningful difference in your world? Work on ‘Wicked Problems’ in a Group of Young people from all over the World? Join The Hague Summer School in The Hague and learn how. The Hague Summer School is a cutting edge 2- or 4-week modular course running from July 2016 and looks at solving global issues through connecting the public and private sectors. Last summer we focussed on ‘Peace’ and coming summer the umbrella theme will be ‘Water’. Join us and explore society's future in the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security with its 131 international institutions, 80 justice organisations, 300 international businesses and numerous NGOs - the perfect place to see various sectors at work.

Module description: Growing digitization is a global phenomenon and will contribute to quality of the economy, social development and public administration for all nations in the coming decades. In this module you learn to explore current trends and innovations and its possible effects on society. The module will actively work on possible policies stimulating future digital developments for societies. The Netherlands is one of the leading countries in the development of the information society and it provides first hand examples of possible developments.

The module will consist of lectures by guest top experts in different fields. In workshops you will be invited to reflect on the possibilities of such developments for each of your individual societies. The result of the module is a presentation on the possible design of a digital nation infrastructure for your country.

You will visit highly developed digital organisations like the Municipality of The Hague, the Regional Coordination of Safety The Hague and The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Course leader

Lector Bert Mulder (Director E-society Instituut)

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

Recognise digital trends and the consequences influencing possible nationwide strategies
Develop insights and the ability to reflect on the essence of key elements of change and society
Broaden your view on international and comparative developments and learn to adapt it into examples for your own county
Applying the theory and case studies by research and writing research paper and essays on innovative issues

Credits info

4 ECTS
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.

Fee info

EUR 899: The two week program of The Hague Summer School has a tuition fee of 899 Euro. However the 2 week course costs € 1.499,- for the full package, this includes the tuition fee, individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-program 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.
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.