Utrecht University has established specific regulations governing conduct. These are based on the key principles of professional and quality academic conduct and ethically-responsible research.

Academic and scientific integrity

The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Practice (PDF) establishes the principles that every scholar and scientist must observe: scrupulousness, reliability, verifiability, impartiality and independence.

July 2014 saw the introduction of the Code of Conduct for Scrupulous Academic Practice and Integrity (PDF). It describes the key principles of a scrupulous and ethical organisational culture in education and research and how the university community achieves and monitors this.

Read more about academic and scientific integrity.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct (PDF) provides the framework for behaviour and reflection for employees and students of Utrecht University. The Code describes the values that govern the way people work and study at the University.

Ancillary activities

Utrecht University has regulations governing ancillary activities (Scheme Ancillary Activities, PDF). It is a requirement of some job categories that the ancillary activities be disclosed via a statement on the profile page. This is the case for professors, for example. Read more about ancillary activities.

Inappropriate Behaviour

Utrecht University has a Code of Conduct for Inappropriate Behaviour to prevent and combat inappropriate behaviour. This code of conduct contains more information about what falls under inappropriate behaviour.