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Administration and Central Services

The Administration and Central Services department supports the Executive Board (CvB) in managing Leiden University. The department is also responsible for the policy and decision-making of the CvB.


The Administration and Central Services department works closely with the faculties and the expertise centres. The department carries out tasks and provides services relating to finances, staff, legal affairs and strategic communication in the areas of:

  • university administration
  • careers advice
  • appeals and objections procedures
  • press information and science communication

Management team

The Administration and Central Services department is managed by a Director, who is also chairman of the Management Team. 

Dr. Carolien Metselaar (Chairman) 
Director of Administration and Central Services 
+31 (0)71 527 3153 


Dr. Carolien Metselaar
+31 71 527 3153

Dr.ir. Karin Horsman
Director strategic and academic affairs

J.E. van der Boon, LL.M. 
Director of Administration 
+31 (0)71 527 30 03 

R.M.M. Merkx 
Director of Strategic Communication and Marketing 
+31 (0)71 527 61 31 


Postal address
PO Box 9500 
2300 RA Leiden 

Visiting address 
Rapenburg 70 
2311 EZ Leiden

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