Samen met internationale partners worden binnen EU-verband regelmatig onderzoeksprojecten opgezet.

De onderwijsafdelingen van de KABK werken regelmatig samen met partners in het buitenland, zo gaat de afdeling Fotografie elk jaar naar het Fotografiefestival in Arles, de Master Interieurarchitectuur werkt aan ontwerp-projecten in Berlijn, studenten Grafisch Ontwerpen doen elk jaar mee aan internationale ontwerpwedstrijden en de afdeling Beeldende Kunst doet uitwisselingen met academies in Antwerpen en (onlangs) Roemenië. Dit is slechts een selectie!

International Credit Mobility

Plastic Justice is a pan-European educational collaboration between five art and design academies in The Hague, Reykjavík, Barcelona, London and Vilnius. Together with regional environmentally engaged NGOs and scientists, the educational programme, including a conference, exhibition and website, focusses on the long-term impact of invisible micro-plastics on the human body. Plastic Justice aims to create new knowledge through cross-academic exchange and field-research promoting conscious design education for an upcoming generation.

Plastic Justice is funded by the Strategic Partnership programme of the European Union. Participating schools are: the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavík, Elisava in Barcelona, Central Saint Martins (UAL) in London and Vilnius Academy of Art together with ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.

For more detail information on the Plastic Justice project go to

In this project, the master programme INSIDE is working together with POLIS university. Staff exchanges take place at both academies, where workshops are giving to the students. The project also includes study exchange at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK).

The project with Novi Sad was led by the two Photography departments. During the project, several students from Novi Sad came to the Hague for an exchange at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK).

The Graphic Design departments of Bezalel and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) worked together on this two-year project. Students from Bezalel did an exchange at the Royal Academy of Art. Staff exchanges included teaching mobility to both academies and training also took place at both academies.

International Cooperation

Platform Internationalisation ELIA is a platform for discussion, cooperation and guidance for institution’s approach to internationalisation.

PIE is mainly a platform for sharing knowledge on implementing the different facets of internationalisation within higher arts education institutions.

PIE is open to policymakers, deans and heads of internationalisation, teachers and other staff members of ELIA Member Institutions who are researching, advising on, and making strategies and policies. PIE is initiated by ELIA thanks to Aparajita Dutta (KABK) and Thomas Greenough (GSA) with the aim of establishing a grassroots group involved in researching and implementing internationalisation in higher arts education institutions.

ETHO is a network of higher art education technical staff. Established in 2016, their aim is to advance hands-on learning and innovation in all artistic disciplines through an inclusive community.

Initial initiative was taken by Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), Royal College of Art London and Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam.

Since 2019 ETHO is cooperating with ELIA.


The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) is a member of the international network of leading art schools, the ‘Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media’. This association provides opportunities for projects, among other things.

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) is a member of European League of Institutes of the Arts. This association offers many opportunities for students looking to present their art and participate in projects.



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