Since 1996 Comenius has been organising, together with leading universities and research institutes from Europe, America and China, courses that are rooted in the academic tradition of research and dialogue. The courses draw on the classic sources of wisdom and are inspired by the seven liberal arts or septem artes liberales
Comenius Courses are intended for executives: experienced directors and managers from the public and private sectors such as chief executives and executive board members, supervisory board members, (staff) executives, senior partners and business unit managers.
To be eligible for a Comenius Course, an academic level of professional and educational experience is required.
Participants who have successfully completed a Comenius Course will join the alumni network: the Comenius Academy. Exclusive activities and lectures ensure that the inspiration, reflection and insights which have been acquired during a Comenius Course stay vital and relevant.
The Comenius alumni or ‘Comenians’ are strong people with a clear vision. They share a strong ambition and drive; they have an open and enquiring mind and a broad perspective. Together they are free thinkers, who ‘want to explore everything’.
Comenius is affiliated with the University of Groningen and is accordingly also a member of the Coimbra Group, an association of Europe‘s best, multi-disciplinary universities. The Coimbra Group provides access to the League of European Research Universities.
The AOG Foundation (for Groningen Academic Courses), which was founded in 1988 by the Board of the University of Groningen, supervises the academic quality of the Comenius courses.
|'96||Comenius was founded in 1996 and is affiliated with the University of Groningen.|
|'00||Besides the National Comenius Course, Comenius also developed the European Course in 2000. For this Course, Comenius has been collaborating intensively with Europe’s most prestigious universities such as the Catholic University of Leuven, University of Cambridge, University of Bologna, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and Charles University in Prague.|
|'03||In 2003 Comenius expanded with the development of the American Comenius Course, through which Comenius now closely collaborates with Harvard University, Yale University, University of Stanford and the University of California in Berkeley.|
|'08||The year 2008 saw the introduction of the Chinese Comenius Course. For this, a strong collaboration has evolved with leading professors from Peking University and Tsinghua University in Peking and Fudan University in Shanghai.|
|'12||In 2012 the Comenius Course 'Wisdom in Leadership’ started. ‘Wisdom in Leadership’ provides a solid foundation, using the rich academic tradition as well as the search for personal fundamental principles. Sources of inspiration and teachers provide anchors on the path towards learning to listen to the inner voice and to learning to discover new personal space.|