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Board of Governors


The Board of Governors monitors the Executive Board of Leiden University.

What does the Board of Governors do?

  • Ensures that the University adheres to all relevant legislation, regulations, directives, instructions and guidelines.
  • Appoints, suspends and dismisses members of the Executive Board.
  • Approves the budget, annual report and certain types of regulations that are shared with other institutions of higher education.

Position at the University

The Board of Governors has an independent position at the University. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science appoints, suspends and dismisses the chair and members of the Board of Governors. One of the members is nominated by the University Council. The Board of Governors is accountable to the minister.


Secretary of the Board of Governors

Dr. Carolien Metselaar
tel. 071 527 3153 

Postal address

Postbus 9500
2300 RA Leiden

Visiting address

Rapenburg 70
2312 EZ Leiden
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