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Regulations and guidelines

The University’s financial management and reports are based on various rules and regulations. The University must adhere to legal requirements and any internal agreements that apply within the organisation. In doing so, the University guarantees a high standard of financial reporting.

Laws and regulations

The University’s financial administration is based on the Higher Education and Academic Research Act (WHW) and the regulations from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) that ensue from this. Furthermore, specific legislation applies for public bodies.

The WHW and OCW regulations that ensue from it (Dutch only):

Internal guidelines

Internal guidelines record internal agreements and instructions. These are based on external laws and regulations and concern various aspects of financial administration. The Finance Guide contains the following guidelines (in Dutch):

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