Business and Culture Week
The business and cultural week is the final week of the programme in Asia. During this week, all participants will gather in Shanghai. The aim of this week is to bring together the academic, business and cultural aspects of the programme. During this week the students will work on their project, conduct (extra) research in Shanghai, visit different multinational companies, participate in cultural excursions, and naturally share their experiences among all participants. This business- and culture week connects the dots between the different aspects of the programme and is therefore the perfect way to finish off.
Overarching theme: projects
Next to the academic, business, and cultural aspects, delegates work on a project in close collaboration with one of the NAHSS partners. Every year, the projects are closely related to a relevant and topical overarching theme for both the Netherlands and China. Within these projects the participants work in close collaboration with and assigned by one of our partners on real-life cases, after a preparatory trail in the Netherlands. During these projects the students are actively supported by the assigning partner. The overarching theme of 2019 was Sustainable Growth. In 2020, the theme will be The Power of Connectivity. Please read here more about this theme.
After arrival back in the Netherlands the delegates will present their findings and recommendations to all partners during the closing ceremony. Every edition a closing ceremony is hold at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, during which the participants and all partners exchange their experiences and ideas during a closing reception.