Dr. Susana Menéndez and Paul Nixon of THUAS visited Masaryk University to discuss research potential between the two institutions. They had a tour of the new campus including the labs and facilities at CEITEC, followed by a range of meetings regarding research possibilities. They met with Dr. Pavlik, Director of International Co-operation, Petr Dvořák, Vice-Rector for Research, Petr Kaniok and Vít Hloušek, professors of European Studies. The trip reinforced the belief that closer cooperation would be possible and furthermore targeted visits will be undertaken


Staff at THUAS and the University of Cagliari are involved in a bid for Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships programme funding to connect the knowhow and experiences of ABC (Minor Artful Business Creations) (THUAS, The Netherlands) and coaching methods used in project-based learning(TAMK, Finland) with Research (Portugal) and competences brought in by a fourth partner(Cagliari, Italy).


Paul Nixon and Claudia Diers of THUAS visited University of Cagliari from the 13th to 15th March to discuss possible links in the areas of Blended Learning, Communication as well as Artful Business Creation and the Contamination Lab. A series of meetings took place with staff from the University of Cagliari. These talks were successful and a follow up visit by THUAS staff will take place in May.


The Executive Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leonard Geluk, Chairman, Rajash Rawal, Board Member and Hans Camps, Board Member along with colleagues Eveke De Louw and Jerimi van Laar visited the University of Derby on the 6th March. They met with Kath Mitchell,Vice-Chancellor, Malcolm Todd, Provost (Academic) and Ruth Ayers, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor to discuss further engagement as strategic partners. Discussions were held on the future of the relationship, synergies between the two universities and next steps in growing the relationship further. The visitors also had chance to see the Kedleston Road campus and meet with key staff from the College of Business, Law and Social Science and the Research and Innovation Department.
The two institutions already work together through Erasmus exchanges and have a MoU as strategic partners. They also have a student exchange agreement for the BA (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy (Hague) programmewhich has students exchanging for the second year of the programme, with the first students exchanging this academicyear.