For about thirty years, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been a leading educational institution in The Hague and surroundings. The Hague University of Applied Sciences has many local, regional and national partnerships and an extensive and growing international network.

Our education and research are based on the following ambitions:

  • Our education has an international character and stimulates networking.
  • Every graduate leaves The Hague University of Applied Sciences as a citizen of the world.
  • Inclusivity characterizes our education.
  • Our education is activating, challenging and studyable.
  • Our research strengthens education, students and society.

Our teachers and students want to develop into citizens of the world, who think without boundaries and stand firm in their shoes. Central to this is the focus on society and the other.

We want to make our students so powerful that they can change and improve the world in which they live. By working together, growing and stimulating each other. Because we need new answers to all challenges, far away and near. And we will only find this if we continuously share and learn to apply each other’s insights, skills and techniques: Let’s change. You. Us. The world.


The research group / chair of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice (led by Prof. Dr. Alanna O’Malley) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University was established by the municipality of The Hague in 2018. The research group is working on the visibility and relevance of the UN and connects international organizations, civil society and young people in The Hague. For young people, the research group UN Youth Impact organizes the minor Making Peace not War  at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and UN lessons for students. The research focuses on underexposed actors actors within the UN: women, young people and actors from developing countries. The research group organizes various conferences around the 75th anniversary of the UN. Current information can be found on Twitter.


The Hague University works on the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN