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What we do

Central Works Council

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The Central Works Council (COR) has the right of consent, advisory and initiative. These rights support us in consultations and in giving solicited or unsolicited recommendations (in Dutch).

In committees, we thoroughly prepare certain issues in a smaller context, before they are discussed in a COR meeting. The recommendations from the permanent and temporary committees allow the COR to reach a well-considered recommendation and/or decision.

Committee meetings are public. For further information, you can contact the secretariat of the COR.

  • HRM Committee

    The HRM Committee mainly focuses on personnel and occupational health and safety policy and matters relating to the organisation.

    Items on the agenda, amongst others:

    • HRM policy as a whole
    • New Ways of Working, working from home
    • Flexible staff training and career policy
    • Life-phase-oriented personnel policy
    • Joint decision-making in the UvA Holding
    • Work pressure
    • Safety policy/occupational health and safety
    • Copyright

    Committee members: Marian Sluijs , Elsbeth Brouwer,  Charlotte Hille, Rob Huygens (chair), Erella Grassiani, Marianne Sanders

  • Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee advises the COR about important financial documents such as the budget and quarterly reports.

    Items on the agenda, amongst others:

    • Framework letter and budget
    • UvA annual accounts and annual report
    • Financial and management control
    • SIS

    Committee members: Edward Pasman (chair), Nancy Edwards, Cees Kleverlaan, Otto van Tubergen

  • Accommodations Committee

    In close collaboration with the Finance committee, the Accommodations Committee is involved in the recommendations ensuing from the annual updating of the UvA Accommodations Plan.

    Items on the agenda, amongst others:

    • (Long-Term) Accommodations Plan
    • Sustainability
    • Overall safety
    • Construction activities (Roeterseiland Campus and University Quarter)
    • Reputation management

    Committee members: Otto van Tubergen (chair), Rob Huygens, Gerwin van der Pol, Theo Nieuwenhuizen

  • Teaching and Research Committee

    The Teaching and Research Committee focuses on matters relating to teaching and research and the quality thereof.

    Items on the agenda, amongst others:

    • Research vision
    • Research priority areas
    • UvA profile & performance agreements
    • Institutional audit, quality assurance
    • Creating and abolishing study programmes
    • Valorisation
    • Academic integrity
    • University teaching qualification for UvA lecturers

    Committee members: Taco Walstra (chair), Erella Grassiani, Hege Elisabeth Kjos, Cees Kleverlaan, Gerwin van der Pol, Bianca Groen

  • Privacy, Information Technology and Data Protection committee

    This temporary committee assesses and monitors information relating to digital processes and privacy policy more effectively.

    Items on the agenda, amongst others:

    • HR processes and personnel files
    • Information security policy
    • Privacy policy
    • GDPR


    Committee members: Elsbeth Brouwer, Taco Walstra, David Jan Donner

  • Communications Committee

    In close cooperation with all COR members, the Communications Committee takes care of the provision of COR information and communication. One of the focal points is more visibility of the COR and exchange of knowledge between (OR) colleagues.

    Items on the agenda, among others:

    • News
    • Press releases
    • Website content in corporation with the COR secretary
    • Events

    Committee members: Hege Elisabeth Kjos, Marian Sluijs, Nancy Edwards, Marianne Sanders