The Hague4Talents

Now is the time to think of what lies ahead .. what will you do after graduation? Perhaps you want to continue with a masters or PhD programme or return to your home country? But have you considered staying in the Netherlands to start your career?

We would like to invite you to explore this opportunity of starting a career in Holland and more specifically in the The Hague Metropolitan area. You are already familiar with this area, but it has so much more to offer than you may be aware of.

Event details
Date and time: Thursday 16 November 2017 15.30 – 19.00 hrs
Venue: The Hague University of Applied Sciences Johanna Westerdijkplein 109 2521 EN The Hague
Registration mandatory via:
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Van Slingelandtlezing op 12 oktober in de Eerste Kamer der Staten- Generaal te Den Haag

Op donderdag 12 oktober 2017 om 16.30 uur organiseert de Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde de jaarlijkse Van Slingelandtlezing in de Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal te Den Haag.

 De Van Slingelandtlezing wordt verzorgd door een prominent denker en/of practitioner op het terrein van het openbaar bestuur, dit jaar door (demissionair) minister dr. Jet Bussemaker.

 ‘Emancipatie is geen stok om mee te slaan’.

 Het co-referaat wordt verzorgd door prof.dr. Marieke van den Brink.

 Uitgebreide informatie treft u aan op de website, 

Aanmelden voor de lezing kan via:


Dream NEW scholarships: apply now!

The non-profit organization Initiative for Transparency in Educational Grants (ItS – Initiative für transparente Studienförderung) currently seeks new applications for its new scholarship programme the “Dream NEW” scholarships! A total of 25 scholarships with a combined value of 69,000 € will be awarded for a semester abroad at one of New Zealand’s top ten universities. Students who think and dream big are encouraged to apply for the “Dream NEW” scholarship – the scholarship aims to support students who welcome new challenges in their lives and have the courage to follow their dreams with determination. The awarding of these scholarships is not based on grades, semester or subject of study. You can find more information about the scholarship here:

De macht van de meritocraten- Symposium en presentatie van twee nieuwe boeken

Op maandag 3 juli is de feestelijke presentatie van twee nieuwe internationale boeken over de opmars van hoog opgeleide professionals in de wereld van politiek en bestuur.

Tijdens het symposium zullen beide boeken worden gepresenteerd. Vervolgens zullen enkele politieke experts ingaan op vragen als: Hoe erg is deze toenemende meritocratisering van de politiek eigenlijk? Hoe groot is het gevaar van scheve politieke agenda’s, en van een overheid waar grote delen van de bevolking zich niet mee kan identificeren? En hoe moet de democratie opnieuw worden terug gewonnen op de technocratie?

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Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

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Book launch: Changing US Foreign Policy toward India

The Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs will host a book launch of Dr. Carina van de Wetering’s new monograph “Changing US Foreign Policy toward India: US-India Relations since the Cold War”, which has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The event will take place in Wijnhaven 3.46 on May 17 at 11:15-12:45.

You can find more detailed information is available here.