In 1965, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut was founded by the law faculties of the Dutch universities. Since its foundation, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has developed into a leading academic inter-university institute in the field of International Law.
Its mission is to initiate, support and realise innovative, scholarly research and postgraduate education activities, preferably on an inter-university basis, and be instrumental in initiating and facilitating other activities which are of importance to disseminating in-depth and broad knowledge of International Law and European law. Asser contributes to strengthening The Hague’s position as the city of Justice, Peace and Security – the Legal Capital of the World.
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that specialises in security issues. The ISGA is a part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University. The ISGA has developed from the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC) and the Centre for Global Affairs.
The Faculty seeks to serve as a platform for strategic cooperation between various universities and knowledge institutions and, in general, as a meeting place for academic professionals, civil servants, politicians and entrepreneurs. The focus of ISGA research is on signaling and monitoring trends in both terrorism and public discourse.
Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is an independent think tank and academy on international affairs, based in The Hague. Through its analyses, training and public debate the institute aims to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world. Clingendael is ranked #25 in the world and #3 in Western Europe (Global Go To Think Tank Index).