Asser 50 years

The year 2015 marked the T.M.C. Asser Instituut’s 50th anniversary (1965 - 2015)


On 13 December 1965, the inter-university institute for international law, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, was founded. The moment was sealed when representatives from eight Dutch universities, signed the “Gemeenschappelijke Regeling” [Joint Memorandum of Association] in the fitting surroundings of the small court room of the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Throughout its 50 years of existence, the institute has remained close to its inter-university origins. It has continually served and closely collaborated with its, now nine, university stakeholders in the areas of documentation and (fundamental and applied) research; providing for post-graduate education for professionals in the Netherlands and notably abroad; valorising research results through the organisation of a multitude of seminars, conferences, lectures and lunch & learn sessions as well as publishing scholarly work from both nationally and internationally acclaimed academics. Examples of these activities can be found on our website. 

This section of our website provides an overview of “50” examples of these activities throughout the institute’s existence and an overview of all activities organised on the occasion of the institute's 50th anniversary.