2005 - 2014

The fifth decade can be characterised as a period of modernisation. A result of an ever growing demand for post-graduate training of professionals, in line with a long-standing tradition, the 4-year running MATRA Patrol programme was carried out and the Institute's building was modernised creating conference rooms with modern services. The demand for intensified academic cooperation saw the creation of successful inter-university research collaboration in the area of the law of EU external relations (CLEER) and International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (IHCL platform) as well as increased interest in an innovative area of research into International and European Sports Law.

The conclusion of a long-term covenant with the institute’s governing body and the clarification and modernisation of the institute’s relation with its stakeholder universities prepared the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for the decades ahead.