On 2 December, Marjan Oudeman, Supervisory Board member of the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) and president of Utrecht University signed an agreement with PKU’s vice president Li Yansong in Beijing to expand the international summer school from Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai to Beijing. The main aim of the NAHHS is to allow Dutch students to obtain better understanding of and new networks in Asia.
After two editions in Hong Kong and Taipei and company visits in Shanghai, the NAHSS will allow 100 excellent Dutch students a short-term study programme in the fields of business, management, engineering, humanities, social sciences and language in 4 Asian cities in 2014. The Peking University will be the fourth host university for Dutch students offering business and humanities courses focused on Asia.
The annual summer schools are organised through a unique public-private partnership between Dutch universities, companies and the government, including the Dutch Ministries of Education and Economic Affairs. Students from 13 Dutch research-universities can apply online via the official NAHSS-website for next year’s summer school which will focus on the theme of ‘urbanisation’. The deadline has been set on 31 December 2013.