Application deadline Summer School: 'Understanding the Netherlands - Success Factors of a Medium-Sized Economy'
2 - 23 July 2016
Deadline for application: 15 April 2016
Third-year (or higher level of) undergraduate and master students
Prof. J. Herman
Dr. Sunkung Choi
The aim of this summer school is to develop an understanding of how the Netherlands, as a medium-sized country, has been able to maintain high welfare levels in a region which is dominated by (regional) international powers such as Germany, France and the UK.
The lectures and seminars will take place over a 3-week period which offers participants the unique possibility to learn about and travel within the Netherlands.
After an introduction on the political and historical characteristics of the N etherlands and Dutch leadership, this summer school will focus on themes such as international relations, the service economy , international trade and the role of export-oriented agriculture.
There will be excursions to The Hague (the capital of international justice), the Port of Rott e rdam (the busiest container port in Europe) and the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world, Flora Holland.