The Hague University of Applied Sciences that is simply the norm. After all, it is by keeping its eyes wide open that a university of applied sciences can claim its place at the centre of society. That it can develop distinctive curricula to help students function confidently in a global society that is changing faster every day. The Hague University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences and community higher professional education institute with its campuses located in and around The Hague in the Randstad metropolitan region in the southern Netherlands. The city is the Dutch seat of government and home to many major international legal, security and peace institutions. Since the university was founded in 1987 it has expanded to four campuses in The Hague, Delft, Laan van Poot and Zoetermeer. The main campus in The Hague is located behind The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station by the Laakhaven Canal.