Founded in 1923, the Hague Academy is a center for research and teaching in public and private international law, with emphasis on further scientific and advanced studies of the legal aspects of international relations. Because the Academy does not have a permanent teaching staff, its scientific body, the Curatorium, invites academics, practitioners, diplomats, and others to give courses in the form of lectures. Up to now, the Hague Academy has held courses that take place in summer, over a period of six weeks. The lectures are usually published in the Collected Courses of the Academy of International Law. Starting 2019, the Hague Academy will offer “Winter Sessions”, thus allowing a much larger student body to benefit from the insights offered by the lecturers. For the program of the first Winter Session, please click here.