Summer programme: summer school in the Netherlands and trip to Singapore
Every year the NAHSS edition is closed off by the summer programme, which takes places during the Dutch summer holiday. In this period, students are dedicating themselves fulltime to gain knowledge on China. For the NAHSS 2022, the summer programme consists of two parts: a summer school at the Leiden University and a trip to Singapore. The summer takes up a single week between July 11 and 15. After this, participants travel to Singapore for two weeks between July 25 and August 11. Students will experience the academic world, business life and culture themselves during the trip. In Singapore, they will perform field work, visit various leading multinationals, take part in a two-day academic program at the National University of Singapore cultural activities, visit the Dutch embassay, partake in cultural activities, and share knowledge and experiences among each other. The trip to Singapore connects the various components of the NAHSS programme and thereby forms the perfect way to close off the edition.
Overarching theme: projects
Participants of the NAHSS work on consultancy projects for one of the partners of the NAHSS. The teams consist of students from various universities and studies to form multidisciplinary groups in which various working methods can be explored. Every year, the projects are closely related to an overarching theme relevant for both the Netherlands and China. During these projects, the students are actively supported by the assigned partner. In 2022, the theme for the projects will be Curbing Climate Change. Please click here to read more about this theme.
After arrival back in the Netherlands, the participants present their findings and recommendations to all partners at the Closing Ceremony. During this event, the participants, partners, and alumni join each other to exchange experiences, ideas and knowledge.