Administration and Central Services

The Administration and Central Services department supports the Executive Board (CvB) in managing Leiden University. The department is also responsible for the policy and decision-making of the CvB.


The Administration and Central Services department works closely with the faculties and the expertise centres. The department carries out tasks and provides services relating to finances, staff, legal affairs and strategic communication in the areas of:

  • university administration
  • careers advice
  • appeals and objections procedures
  • press information and science communication

Management team

The Administration and Central Services department is managed by a Director, who is also chairman of the Management Team.

P. van Slooten, M.A. (Chairman)
Director of Administration and Central Services
+31 (0)71 527 31 53

J. van Dommele, M.A.
Director of Academic Affairs
+31 (0)71 527 68 48

J.E. van der Boon, LL.M.
Director of Administration
+31 (0)71 527 30 03

R.M.M. Merkx
Director of Strategic Communication and Marketing
+31 (0)71 527 61 31


Postal address
PO Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden

Visiting address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

Organisation structure

The Administration and Central Services department is divided into:

  • A staff department:
    General Management and Legal Affairs
  • Three directorates:
    - Academic Affairs
    - Administration
    - Strategic Communication

General Management and Legal Affairs (ABJZ)

  • General Management Affairs (ABZ)
  • Legal Affairs
  • Rector's Office
  • Secretariat of the Executive Board

Academic Affairs Directorate (AZ)

  • Education
  • Research
  • Foreign Institutes

Administration Directorate (BV)

  • Audit and Internal Control (AIC)
  • Documentary Information and Archiving (DIA) 
  • Financial Economic Affairs (FEZ) / Business Control
  • Financial Shared Service Centre (FSSC)
  • Functionality management (FB)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Information Management (IM)
  • P&O Services (P&O)

Strategic Communication Directorate (SCM)

  • Corporate Communication
  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Alumni Affairs & Fundraising
  • Communication Services
  • Events Office

Last Modified: 13-03-2014