UCU is an international college, and part of Utrecht University. The organizational structure is as follows:

  • The Dean has the overall responsibility for UCU, develops strategy and educational policy, and maintains internal and external contacts.
  • The Dean, the Director of Education and the Managing Director jointly act as the UCU management team, chaired by the Dean and supported on strategic issues by a policy advisor.
  • The Director of Education – together with the Heads of Department - has a delegated responsibility for the academic program, admissions decisions and management of UCU faculty.
  • The Managing Director is responsible for management of facilitating staff, support to educational staff, supervision of administrative processes, and the facilitation and execution of UCU policies. The main task areas are: (international) recruitment, communication and PR, alumni affairs, admissions processes, registration and curriculum management, career development, student life affairs, campus facilities, finance, HR and secretarial support.
  • Heads of Departments have a delegated responsibility for the academic program within their departments. 
UCU Organization

Governance Participation

The Dutch Law on Higher education prescribes participation of student and personnel representatives in governance with the purpose of safeguarding their respective interests in decision making:

  • The University College Utrecht Council is the body that safeguards participation of staff and faculty and students in UCU governance. It fulfills the joint tasks that are attributed by Dutch law to the “Opleidingscommisie” (Committee on Education) and “Faculteitsraad” (Faculty Council).
  • The UCU Council has 8 members, 4 of them elected from and by UCU staff and faculty and an equal number from and by UCU students as required by Dutch Law. The students of the Council are united with the Student Assessor in the Academic Student Council (ASC).
  • The UCU Council advises the Dean on all governmental issues regarding UCU and on the interests of UCU personnel. This body must be consulted yearly prior to decisions by the Dean on curriculum, academic rules and procedures, and budget for education.