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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsDiscovering Holland

Course Information

Target group

This interdisciplinary course welcomes students from different fields, such as – but not limited to – History, International Relations, Dutch Language and Culture, European Studies, Sociology and Political Science. The more disciplines participating in the summer school the better our discussions about The Netherlands will be.

Level requirements

Participants should be enrolled in a BA or MA programme in one of the human or social sciences. We do not require any previous knowledge about the Netherlands, its society or culture. The only real requirement is an interest in getting to know the Netherlands.


The summer school programme will start on 01-07-2018 and end on 08-07-2018. We recommend participants to arrive before Sunday 3PM, so they can participate in the welcoming activities.


Prof. Dr. J.S.A.M. van Koningsbrugge, RUG
N.A. Kraft van Ermel, MA RUG
Dr. T. de Graaf, Fryske Academie
Dr. W Groenendijk, Gasunion
Dr. A. van der Staay, Ministry of Internal Affairs
Prof. Dr. M. Pushkova, RGGU Moscow

Learning Outcomes

After this course you will have a:
1. Basic knowledge of Dutch history and politics
2. Basic knowledge of innovating forces of Dutch economy
3. Basic knowledge of Dutch foreign policy


approx. 30h of lectures, discussions and other contact hours.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Last modified:29 November 2017 09.10 a.m.