The Clingendael Institute is located in the partially 17 th  century country manor house ‘Huys Clingendael’, which is surrounded by the Park Clingendael

Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world.

The Clingendael Institute brings research, training and public outreach activities together under one roof. Clingendael Research provides independent, interdisciplinary, evidence-based and policy-relevant recommendations on urgent international issues.

Clingendael Academy provides diplomatic training courses, thematic programmes (European Union, sustainability issues, economics and trade, security and conflict management), skills programmes, tailor-made training, expert seminars, open application courses and individual coaching in order to operate effectively at the international level.

With our Public Platform activities we clarify current international developments and share knowledge with the public at large by means of an active role for Clingendael experts in public events, expert meetings, media and the online magazine Clingendael Spectator.

Master International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD)

Jointly with Leiden University a two-year Master of Science programme has been implemented in which several Clingendael experts give classes and supervise thesis work. MIRD students also regularly intern at the Clingendael Institute. The MIRD received an outstanding evaluation and was praised for its policy orientation. It is ranked in the highest category possible for Dutch Master’s degrees.