Teaching in The Hague – like that in Leiden – is firmly based on research. All stages of academic teaching are represented in The Hague, including programmes for professionals involved in practice, who have graduated earlier.
Leiden University offers several bachelor’s and master’s programmes to its 5,300 students from the Netherlands and abroad studying in The Hague. Minors (clusters of courses) are also offered, some of these in partnership with the Haagse Hogeschool.
The biggest programme in The Hague is International Studies, taught by the Faculty of Humanities. Students of this programme study the history, culture, politics and economy of a world region along with the relevant foreign language.
Training for professionals
There is a growing range of programmes available in The Hague for professionals already in employment (the so-called 'post-initial' programmes). These include courses, part-time programmes and programmes for professionals already in the job market (lifelong learning). These programmes complement the post-initial teaching conducted in Leiden.
Summer schools and courses for school pupils
MOOCs specially for The Hague
Innovative forms of online teaching, such as the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), are very successful in reaching large new target groups at locations throughout the world via distance learning. The Hague also offers a number of these courses. MOOCs such as International Law in Action in The Hague, International Criminal Justice, or International Arbitration and Investment Litigation help promote the visibility of The Hague as a centre of academic expertise.