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Impact & Innovation

Research and teaching at the campus in The Hague reflect the key themes of the city: peace, security and justice. Much of this research and teaching has an immediate impact in the city, and graduates generally find jobs very quickly.


The Hague is the centre of public administration for the Netherlands and is increasingly becoming a hub for international governance. It is a busy and lively metropolis with over half a million inhabitants. The University’s research and teaching play a role in resolving many of today’s urban issues.

Organisations in The Hague

As much of our research and teaching in The Hague is directly related to the activities of government Ministries, international and European organisations, numerous intergovernment and non-government organisations (IGOs en NGOs), embassies and diplomatic and legal institutions – all of which are located in the city - our teaching and research often have an immediate impact.

Easier access

Our close contacts with these institutions means that our teaching benefits from ready contact with professionals engaged in practice. These contacts also generate more internships for our students and better opportunities for them to find interesting jobs in their own sector once they have graduated. Researchers, too,  have easy access to the objects of their research and to information sources, and they also benefit from new opportunities for financing research that is both relevant and that has an impact for the organisations in The Hague.

"A win win situation for everyone"