The Executive Board is Utrecht University’s highest administrative body. The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Executive Board after hearing the University Council. 

Professor Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus and acting President
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Professor Bert van der Zwaan

Executive assistant: Annemieke Hekking
Tel. +31 30 253 51 31

Areas of responsibility:

  • research and education
  • collaboration in higher education
  • academic affairs
  • professorship policy
  • faculty and international study societies
  • science and culture
  • university library

And temporarily responsible for:

  • coordination and strategy
  • administrative and legal affairs, including employee and student respresentation
  • external relations, communications & marketing
  • internationalisation, including the European Union
  • sustainability programme
  • general board VSNU

See also the profile and CV of Professor Bert van der Zwaan.

Professor Anton Pijpers, Vice-President
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Professor Anton Pijpers

Executive assistant: Veronica Martinez Sobrino
Tel. +31 30 253 34 68

Areas of responsibility:

  • finance
  • information and communication technology
  • housing
  • facilities services
  • business operations
  • environment, health and safety
  • entrepreneurship and Utrecht area

And temporarily responsible for:

  • human resources
  • valorisation
  • alumni policy
  • contacts with the government in The Hague
  • diversity programme
  • The University Labour Representation Board

See also the profile and CV of Professor Anton Pijpers.

Secretary to the Executive Board: dr. M.L. Toebes, Tel. +31 30 253 44 89, Fax +31 30 253 77 45, Email