About

Creating and ensuring equal opportunities for students and professionals. At the Centre of Expertise for Global and Inclusive Learning we research what processes would help to achieve this. We’re also looking into the best ways to actively promote inclusive education and an inclusive society. 

We support each learning individual in their talent development to enable them to become responsible professionals and critical citizens.

We study, work and live in a complex and global society in which not everyone is given the same opportunities. A society that is always changing through for example technological developments, and where many wicked issues are at play, such as climate adaptation, migration and integration. Education has to be responsive yet frequently lags behind. That must change. The Hague University of Applied Sciences functions as an incubator, thinktank and lab where learning and development play a role. Using practice-oriented research, debates, dialogue and out-of-the-box thinking, the Centre of Expertise for Global and Inclusive Learning promotes learning processes and exposes hidden assumptions, attitudes and behaviour.  

The centre strives for sustainable innovation within education and beyond by focusing on topics such as global citizenship, talent development, inclusive education, internationalisation at home and practical wisdom within the professional field. Everything is centred around professional and personal development: to last a lifetime. 

Projects

Governance challenges of not-for-profit boards

Not-for-profit organizations play an important role in society due to their activities and services they provide to meet the needs of citizens.
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Supporting academics to become International Educators through Professional Learning Communities

Working, learning and innovating increasingly take place in networks. In interaction with peers, professionals share their practice, knowledge and relevant contacts they may have.
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AFECO - Empowering older adults to apply affordable eco- and age-friendly solutions to age in place

The main goal is to empower older adults to apply affordable age-friendly and eco-friendly solutions in their own living environments.
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News

6 February 2024

Winning prizes with Data Analytics

Research

Two teams of THUAS were able to take a shared second prize completing the 'Leadership Challenge with Data…
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11 January 2024

Researcher joins the Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee

Research

In June 2023, dr. Anna Matczak joined the Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC).
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19 December 2023

PhD based on renewing expertise

Research

Lonneke Frie received her PhD on the subject of 'Flexpertise', the ability of people to renew their expertise…
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Events

15 March, 09:30 - 16:00

Symposium ‘Internationalisation in practice’

As an educational professional you want to prepare your students as best as possible for an international labour market and intercultural society.
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Team

Jos Beelen

dr. Jos Beelen

Professor Global Learning

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Ellen Sjoer

dr. Ellen Sjoer

Professor Sustainable Talent Development

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Chris Detweiler

dr. Chris Detweiler

Professor Philosophy and Professional Practice

Theo Bakker

dr. Theo Bakker

Professor Learning Technology & Analytics

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Naomi van Stapele

Naomi van Stapele

Professor Inclusive Education

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Mendeltje van Keulen

dr. Mendeltje van Keulen

Professor Changing Role of Europe

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dr. Barbara Warwas

dr. Barbara Warwas

Professor Multilevel Regulation

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Olivier Bello

Olivier Bello

Programme coordinator

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Sylvia Bergh

dr, Sylvia Bergh

Senior researcher

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dr, Sylvia Bergh

Senior researcher

Sylvia focuses on multi-level governance of climate change adapation and AI, accountability and the MENA region. She is also Associate Professor at Erasmus University. Contact via s.i.bergh@hhs.nl.

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Watte Zijlstra

Wâtte Zijlstra

Senior researcher

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Jolanda van der Toorn

Jolande van der Toorn

Strategic advisor

Tamara Takacs

dr. Tamara Takács

Strategic advisor

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Maaike de Loor

Maaike de Loor

Strategic advisor

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Student projects

Global Citizenship

Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sport, Global Citizenship Certificate
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