Globalisation, migration and technological progress have brought about major changes in society, both nationally and internationally. These developments have given the society new challenges in the field of information technology, governance and security. The Hague is pre-eminently the international city of Peace, Justice and Security. That is why The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS); Haagse Hogeschool has chosen 'Good Governance for a Safe World' as one of its research-platforms.


THUAS aims to further shape its role as a reliable knowledge partner on this subject, which is in the middle of an international and dynamic environment, through both applied research and events prepared by lecturers, teachers, students and external partners. In collaboration with various partners in the region, such as the The Hague Security Delta, the The Hague Academic Coalition, the Institute for Global Justice and UPEACE, a stable and stimulating learning and working environment can be provided to a diverse student population.

Focus is on the interdisciplinary cooperation with and among:

  • faculties and students;

  • the government, international institutions, industry; and

  • other knowledge and research institutions.


By working together THUAS can further shape its role as reliable knowledge partner and have lectors, lecturers and students coming up with solutions for social issues and problems.

In the security arena, THUAS has founded the Centre of Expertise Cyber Security, by which it will:

  • build and secure knowledge, insight and expertise in the field of Cyber Security

  • apply results and products with and for organizations who are in need of these understandings

  • improve the education in the field

It is of utmost importance for The Netherlands to continue developing the knowledge and expertise on Cyber Security by developing state-of-the-art training and innovations in this field and perform research. This infrastructure of knowledge should bring together inter(national) governments, businesses and institutions and form networks to anticipate the challenges of a rapidly changing environment



  • THUAS is the only college-institution in The Netherlands offering a bachelor which is entirely focused on Cyber Security and a research group ‘Cyber ​​Security & Safety’.

  • THUAS is one of the founders of the Cyber ​​Security Academy, which offers an ‘Executive Master Cyber ​​Security and in cooperation with whom a ‘Master Cyber Security Professional’ is currently set up.

  • THUAS forms a part of the large IT industry of the The Hague region and participates in the  The Hague Security Delta.

In short, THUAS has an optimal starting point to meet the challenges of Cyber Security with

  • ‘Good Governance for a Safe World' as one of its research-platforms. THUAS links perfectly with The Hague as the international city of peace, justice and security.

  • the Centre of Expertise Cyber Security with which THUAS gives directly further effect to the college strategies on global citizenship and college of network.

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