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Programme 2016

The Amsterdam - Maastricht Summer University is busy preparing the 2016 programme.  Here below you can find the published courses for this year. More courses will be unveiled to you here soon. So please keep on checking our website. 
We are looking forward surprising you with cutting edge educational experiences!

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8 August to 26 August 2016

Intensive Dutch Language Course

All levels. To be held at the Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT), University of Amsterdam, located in the historic centre of Amsterdam.

The Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT), Universiteit van Amsterdam and The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University present the 2016 season of the intensive Dutch language course.

This very succesful course, which each year is overbooked, will give applicants an serious and exiting professional experience in just a few weeks.
Working in smaller groups and with a proven methodology is part of the succes, a cultural program is included.

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18 August to 21 August 2016

An introduction to Talent Coaching and Modes of Active Citizenship


Amsterdam, from Thu. August 18 (arrival) to Sun. August 21 (departure)

This two-days course offers an introduction to Talent Coaching. It focusses on the personality triangle (Van Zwieten 2010) in dealing with the development of competence, behavior, character, talent and motivation. This course is unique in offering an innovative component to coaching of talent: developing active citizenship in employees or clients (if you are already active as a coach). Socially involved and active citizens live richer lives, and have more reasons and opportunities to share and excel in their work. This leads to an exciting additional spectre of developing talents. Aspects of both physical, mental ànd socio-cultural development are included in the cases to be presented in this course.

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22 August to 25 August 2016

Designing Cultural and Artistic Responses to the rapidly changing Political Realities in Europe

Amsterdam, August 22th to August 25th 2016

This course is postponed. New dates will be published on the website by September 2016.

A three day meeting on designing potential arts projects and the role of cultural interventions to encourage citizens, civic initiatives and building bridges in times of growing populism and community polarisation. A course of seminars, discussions, workshops and performance led by Simon Mundy and Steve Austen.

This programme refuels the ability of participants to respond to the political and social threats facing communities by discussing practical ways of working to change minds and attitudes. It will identify topics that bedevil contemporary societies and suggests ways in which they can be addressed through innovative lines of argument and cultural activity.

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26 August to 27 August 2016

Rembrandt’s Life and Work; New Insights

AMSU seminar series on Dutch art in the 17th Century

Amsterdam, Fri. August 26th - Sat. August 27th

The 2016 edition of the Amsterdam Summer University seminar series on Dutch art in the 17th Century, will take place at The Rembrandt House. Participants will receive a sneak preview of a new monography on Rembrandt's paintings by Prof. Volker Manuth of Radboud University Nijmegen. Erik Hinterding of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam will share insights on Rembrandt's prints, and specifically his use of Japanese paper, that played a role in a 2015 exhibition at the museum. Judith Noorman of the University of Amsterdam will do likewise for a 2016 exhibition on the study of the nude model in Rembrandt's time. Participants will hear about the RemDoc project from Rudie van Leeuwen, and the installation of the pupils' atelier at the Rembrandt House from Curator Leonore van Sloten. Curator David de Witt will review the museum's research for and presentation of a major exhibition on Rembrandt's Late Pupils that took place in 2015.

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28 August to 31 August 2016

Sustainability of project based cultural initiatives and actions in times of short term aims in the staccato society

Introduction by Steve Austen

Amsterdam, from Sun. August 28 (arrival) to Wed. August 31 (departure)

This course offers an introduction and a systematic managerial approach based on tested models and practices from business, sociology,, political science as well as history. This course is unique in providing the participants with a toolkit to improve their daily work and start a different way of looking at the sustainability of their project or organization.

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5 October to 6 October 2016


Begin oktober 2016 start de tweede lichting studenten. MBA Culture, Heritage & Citizenship (MBA CHC) is een initiatief van de Netherlands Business Academy (NBA) en de Amsterdam Summer University (AMSU).

Doelgroep: voor leidinggevenden in de brede cultuursector of daaraan gerealteerde beroepen, zoals beleidsmedewerkers, consultants en (cultuur)wetenschappers.

Lees meer over deze opleiding van 2 jaar onder LONG COURSES.

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