Student hubs

'Student hubs' connect Master students from Leiden, Delft and Erasmus to heritage questions and needs from societal partners.  These questions and issues are translated into concrete topics and short term internship positions coupled with a tailored supervision from both your organization and our academic network. For students this is a way to get experience, to build their cv and network and maybe to find a topic for their thesis.  For organizations this is a way to have a fresh look at things for low costs; our students are ambitious, intelligent and think out-of-the-box.  

Students workingHeritage issues are of vital importance. From a governmental level to small businesses heritage matters are increasingly coming to the fore. What is the impact of your business on the cultural environment? Can we restore monuments using sustainable methods and materials? How does heritage impact the location factors of your city? How to get the local population to participate in your cultural project? What technologies work best to locate heritage in remote or inaccessible areas?

Current student hubs:

Zuiderwaterlinie (Southern Water Defence Line)

The Southern Water Defence Line is a series of fortresses, fortified cities and inundation fields in the province of Noord- Brabant, created to defend our country in the past. The main goal of this student workshop is to come up with  new ideas how to make the history of the military line  a driving theme for large scale new spatial interventions which are needed.

Hugo Grotius ship

The Hugo Grotius foundation would like students to investigate how their historic vessel can be maintained in a sustainable manner, using the right techniques and materials and at the same time can be best exploited for education and recreational purposes. 

Call for students

If you are a Master student from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology or Erasmus University Rotterdam, you are interested in heritage topics and you are looking for an internship position, either as part of your curriculum or just out of interest, please contact Rients de Boer for options. 

Call for organizations

If you are a (small) business, government organization, foundation or NGO and you have a heritage question, be it small or little, please contact our Education Officer Rients de Boer to find out the options to have students work on your case.