For the further production of the program we are currently co-operating with the following institutions:


"The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), which is based in the Department of Peace Studies, was established in 1990. This was made possible by the generosity of Alec Horsley, a British Quaker and long time supporter of Peace Studies, who provided the funding necessary for the purchase of Horsley House where the CCR is located. Core funding for the practical and research programmes of the Centre has come from the Barrow and Geraldine S Cadbury Trust, the Westcroft Trust and the Buxton Trust. From the beginning, emphasis has been placed on combining the ideas and experiences of both academics and practitioners and on the transference of research findings into practical applications. The CCR has developed into one of Europe's leading centre's for conflict resolution, offering specialised degree programmes at the MA and BA level as well as an extensive programme of doctoral research."

We have co-operated closely with The Centre for Conflict Resolution in writing the content of the course. In addition to our inhouse staff we make use of their Ph.D. graduates and Ph.D.-students for supervision of the course. We continue to explore opportunities with them to write new courses for different constituencies.

  • International Relations and Security Network, Switzerland


      ISN. The International Relations and Security Network is one of the partners of the TNU

      "The ISNís main objective is to promote networking, dialogue and cooperation in the international security community, focussing on the Partnership for Peace region. To achieve this objective the ISN has developed an extensive network of organizations and research institutes, all of which contribute to the ISN, providing a high-quality, comprehensive and wide-ranging resource through a single website. Supported by the Swiss Government as part of its contribution to the Partnership for Peace, the ISN is run by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich."

      ISN awarded us the EMPIRE GRANT (Awarding excellence in† Educational Multimedia Programs in International Relations) for two years in a row for the TCC course and our newly to be written 'Post Conflict Development' course. The grant encourages the production of exceptional multimedia learning, high-quality learning programs in the fields of international relations and security policy. We are exploring opportunities to write courses jointly in the future.


  • The Andreas Papandreou Foundation, Greece

    The Andreas Papandreou Foundation's mission is to become a center of excellence for social research, policy analysis, conflict management and peace-building in the spirit and vision of the extraordinary academician, leader and statesman, Andreas Papandreou.

    In the summer of 2000 the Foundation and The Network University held an 8-day long online debate about "Democracy and Effective Governance in an Enlarged Europe". The event was held parallel to the "Symi Symposium", a conference to which many European Politicians and Thinkers attended. Both the online participants and the participants of the conference got an opportuntiy to interact with each other and exchange thoughts on several topics. The online debate was held at this address:


The European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation is a network of European non-governmental organisations involved in the prevention and/or resolution of violent conflicts in the international arena. Its mission is to facilitate the exchange of information and experience among participating organisations, as well as to stimulate co-operation and synergy.


  • The Mediterranean Women's Studies Centre reseraches Gender Issues in the Mediterranean region and organises trainings and conferences on the subject of Gender and Conflict Resolution. We have worked together on an online debate on the subject during the Balkan women's project of KEGME and are currently involved with them and other partners in creating the new 'Gender and Conflict Resolution' course.


The Clingendael Institute was founded in 1983, to provide knowledge in the field of international political and economic relations to those who are professionally involved in the same field of expertise. The Institute works towards this goal by providing timely information, training, research and advise on international affairs. The research department focusses on conflict and security issues, European integration, the Dutch foreign and security policy and the functioning of the international multilateral order. Since 1992 the research department also entails a Conflict Research Unit (CRU), that is specialised in policy relevant research on conflicts in the developing world. The training and development department embodies another quality of the Clingendael Institute; this department develops and accommodates both open suscription courses and courses tailor-made for specific clients on any subject matter relating to international political relations. More information regarding the Clingendael institute can be found on their website. The site also provides research reports on the above mentioned fields, which can be downloaded.

We use some of Clingendael's valuable research material on Conflict Prevention in the content of our course. Their site contains many good research reports on the subject.