During the NAHSS bachelor programme the participants conduct research and work on projects assigned by our partners. All projects focus on Asia and are closely related to the overarching theme of the NAHSS edition in question. Every year, this overarching theme is a relevant and topical subject for both the Netherlands and Asia. In 2019, the theme will be Sustainable Growth.

Onderzoek NAHSS 2018 – Digital Society

Last year, the students of the NAHSS focused on the theme 'Digital Society'. No less than thirteen groups conducted research and worked on a project in a multidisciplinary team assigned by our partners. The project groups uncovered compelling insights, which can be found here. Please send us an e-mail ( if you would like to receive the NAHSS-magazine.



In 2017, the general theme of the NAHSS was Health and Aging. The thirteen project groups carried out reserach for one of our partners, of which most of them related to this overarching theme. A summary of the results regarding these projects can be found here.


In 2016, the theme was The Chinese Circular Economy. Again, the 100 excellent participants were divided over ten multidisciplinary teams to conduct research on this actual theme for our partners. The results have been assembled in the NAHSS magazine of 2016, which can be read here.


Chinese Innovation was the theme of the NAHSS 2015. The students conducted research on the sectors 'Sustainable Living', 'Government & Society' and 'Smart Cities'. The results and recommendations are to be found in the NAHSS Magazine, which you can read here.


In 2014, the NAHSS grew: from then on, an amount of 100 excellent undergraduate students are selected. These 100 participants were divided over ten multidisciplinary teams. All these teams focused on Urbanisation. There results were merged into the NAHSS-magazine, which you can read here.


In 2013, the central theme was Doing Business with China. The students answered the following question: ‘How can we enhance Dutch business with China?’ Four subgroups answered this question and their results were merged into a flyer.


In 2012, all thirty NAHSS-students answered the following question: ‘How can we maximize the exposure of dutch students to China and how can the NAHSS optimally contribute to this?’ The group was divided in five subgroups to answer this question. Their recommendations can be read here.