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  Involvement in the refugee crisis really is our school’s responsibility

Jelle de Vries, a student in European Studies, disagrees with lecturer Chris Aalberts who is puzzled as to why THUAS should be involved in the refugee crisis. De Vries: ‘Since when should an institution such as THUAS be labelled leftist and pro-immigration Read more >>
  THUAS has more important things to worry about than refugees

'Is it the job of a university of applied sciences to have an opinion about refugees or do something for them?’ wonders Chris Aalberts, a lecturer in Masters & Professional Courses. ‘Ultimately, world citizenship Read more >>



One in six students takes care of a sick family member. But this is not without consequences, as these students are more likely to suffer from mental health problems like depression or anxiety. Read more >>
Alcohol-chugging students cost society around 47 million euros each year due to the resulting study delays. This was among the findings of a study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Read more >>
Using the income generated by the new loan system, the Dutch cabinet plans to increase the number of pupils going on to higher education. Student bodies are divided: some can justify the system, others have doubts. Read more >>
Are you looking for a real challenge? During the Challenge of Ideas - 24 to 28 October - fifteen students from The Hague University of applied sciences and fifteen students from the Brazilian University of Sað Paolo will cooperate to find innovative solutions for a real problem. Starting on Monday morning you are expected to find solutions within a week. Read more >>
We don’t all tick the male/female box. How should the education sector attend to transgenders? The Transgender Netwerk Nederland (Dutch transgender network) offers a helping hand Read more >>

THUAS voted best university of applied sciences in the Randstad conurbation
Elsevier puts THUAS in 11th place
Melting Pot South Korea: A love story from the past
Melting Pot Romania: A woman’s resilience
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THUAS presents final design for Zuiderpark Sports Campus


  Extended Valentine Rubi Love popped love questions at THUAS. 'Every day should be Valentine's day.'


  Have your cake and eat it too!

Back to school now and getting ready for the intro week watching the students who have already arrived hustle and bustle around the hallways. I am enjoying my cake and hope to eat it too. I’ll explain. Read more >>
  On The Road...

I’ve just pulled into the seaside town of Bermeo, in Northern Spain, where I’m writing from. This is my final post after four fun and challenging terms of stressing over deadlines, reading up on issues, and sharing my perspective with you. It’s all done. And so, I thought it appropriate to go out the way I entered THUAS - on the road. Read more >>
  Nearing the end, Saying Goodbye

This year has been a year of change. I started writing this blog, started teaching the International Insights Research project, and learned that Biomimicry could be my niche. Along the way I tried to strive to show my own mentor students the way to achieve graduation within the three year period that they are allowed to take, to finish on time. Read more >>

A canoe that folds up like an armadillo? How can we mimic this? This summer I will be giving advice to three mechanical engineering students who are working on a folding canoe. Up to now, they have looked into how the armadillo folds itself up. This has been used in a few products already, but it’s not quite worked out yet. Read more >>