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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors monitors the management and administration of the University as a whole, and assists and advises the Executive Board.

The chair and members of the Board of Governors (one of whom is nominated by the University Council) are appointed, suspended and dismissed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The Board of Governors is accountable to the Minister.


The Board of Governors is responsible for ensuring that in the execution of its tasks the Executive Board complies with the laws that apply to the University as well as with the regulations, guidelines, instructions and rules that derive from these laws.

The Board of Governors is also responsible for approving the budget and annual report, as well as for approving certain types of joint regulations together with other institutions of higher education.


Secretary to the Executive Board

Dr. Carolien Metselaar

Postal address

PO Box 9500 
2300 RA Leiden

Visiting address

Rapenburg 70 
2311 EZ Leiden

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