De Haagse Hogeschool

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) 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 Security Delta (HSD), 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 Security Delta (HSD).

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.


About the Cyber Security Academy

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University and Delft University of Technology and have combined their knowledge and expertise in education for professionals in this field in the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) in The Hague. Scholars and lecturers at the CSA together with experts from private and public sectors translate Cyber Security related issues into a varied range of multidisciplinary learning tracks for highly educated professionals.


The CSA initiates and stimulates the development and supervises the implementation of innovative Master’s degree programmes, several shorter courses, master-classes and tailored tracks in the field of Cyber Security. See for more information on the CSA or contact Mireille Snels, programme manager of CSA, via


See also the establishment of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise in 2011 and Security Delta (HSD)



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