Netherlands, The Hague

Leadership for sustainable innovations

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

Final Deadline for enrolment: 1st June 2016
The world has major sustainability issues (social, ecological and economical). There is a need for innovative leadership and bottom-up solutions to these challenges. This elective is developed in collaboration with the New World Campus in The Hague and offers a unique combination of the New World Campus-experience in the NGO world with the high end teaching experience of the Dock20-team. This elective aims at broadening participants’ perspectives in current and urgent social, sustainability issues. It is an open, experimental space for students and young professionals to explore their leadership skills with a special focus on bottom-up organizing. The Hague, as a city of peace & justice, offers the perfect environment for that.

The course is designed to support participants in finding their personal leadership focus by focusing on societal issues as the center from which ideas are created. Additionally, it looks at innovation as a complete process: from idea to prototype, and from prototype to impact. Innovation can only be called as such when it has a meaningful and useful and recognized positive impact for a large group.

Course leader

Huub Purmer

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

1. To introduce participants to the field of social entrepreneurship. What does it mean for society? What can it mean for you as a professional? (mind).
2. To support participants in discovering/ expanding their (personal) leadership drive (heart) & the skills needed to succeed (hands) in sustainable innovation.
3. To inspire participants to find connections between their passion (heart) and leadership for sustainable innovation.
4. To make a first step in setting up a scenario’s for projects in the field of sustainable innovation (hands).

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.