The Hague University of Applied Sciences – THUAS Delft

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (De Haagse Hogeschool), abbreviated THUAS, is a University of Applied Sciences. More than 25,000 students are enrolled in a Bachelor, Master or post-graduate program. These students come from over 145 different countries. This makes THUAS one of the most international universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

The institution is made up of 14 academies. Bachelor’s degrees are the institution’s core business with 42 full-time undergraduate degrees, 21 part-time and 10 dual bachelor’s courses. The university also offers nine master's degrees. Degrees fall into six main fields of interest including technology, innovation and society, public administration, law and security, management and organization, ICT and media, health and sport, economy and finance and welfare and education.

Since the university was founded in 1987 it has expanded to four campuses in the near-side cities of The Hague: Delft and Zoetermeer. The main campus is in The Hague, within walking distance of the cultural city centre and close to Central Station. The Hague has been the seat of government of the Netherlands since 1588 and home to many major international legal, security and peace institutions.

THUAS brings considerable experience in the formation of City Deals – where students formulate relevant research questions together with researchers and the field (businesses, government, social institutions, citizens’ initiatives, etc.) and then carry out further research into urban problems and evaluate whether assumed problem-solving approaches are effective.

THUAS Campus Delft          THUAS

              THUAS Campus Delft                                                                    THUAS Campus The Hague 



Delft is a relatively small city with 103.000 inhabitants and full of history and innovation. In Delft you can experience history - in the monumental city center, in the Prinsenhof Museum and in the earthenware tradition that goes back centuries. Delft cherishes its rich past and is happy to share it with the many visitors who want to enjoy it. Delft is focused on innovation.

Knowledge institutions such as; the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (TNO), The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology are searching for technological innovations and companies are searching for the right applications of this new knowledge. To properly support the residents of Delft and its characteristics in the future, the municipality of Delft has drawn up a long-term agenda. With this strategic ‘Agenda Delft 2040’, the municipality hopes to give direction towards a bright future.’’


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