Good governance

The University of Twente sides with all other Dutch universities in support of compliance with the 'Good Management' Code of Conduct, as has been agreed together with the Association of Universities of the Netherlands (UNL). On this page, you will find links to all relevant information regarding this. In addition, this page contains information on the other codes of conduct agreed upon with the Association of Universities of the Netherlands (VSNU), for example about using laboratory animals, as well as links to our Administration and Management Regulation, the students' charter and guidelines on scientific integrity. Also, you will find an overview of externally funded (endowed) professorships/chairs in line with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science's call to do so

Ancillary activities

Performing ancillary activities, such as external advising or management work, generally has a positive effect on the connections that a scientist makes with society. This type of activity therefore perfectly fits with the entrepreneurial attitude that the University of Twente wants to encourage amongst its academic staff. In order to make clear agreements about this and guarantee scientific integrity, the UT follows the sectoral scheme covering ancillary activities that are in keeping with the Dutch code of conduct. Transparency is of paramount importance in this: for that reason, this site includes an overview of the UT Professors and their ancillary activities that is as complete and current as possible.


Find here more information about all integrity topics, like social integrity as well as scientific integrity.

Open Government Act (Woo)

The Open Government Act (Wet open overheid (Woo) in Dutch) has been in force since 1 May 2022. The Woo regulates the right to information about what Dutch government organisations do. The Woo also applies to Dutch universities. This way, we are fostering greater transparency. When the Executive Board publishes information, this public information is available to everyone. In addition, anyone can submit a request to the university to publish information. A request must pertain to information held and documented by the University.

  • Would you like to submit a Woo request?

    Please make sure that your request fulfils the following criteria:

    • in the request you indicate that it is a request for information under the Woo;
    • in the request you are providing as much detail as possible about the information you are seeking;
    • in the request, you state your name and contact details. The request needs to be provided with and add the date.

    To submit your Woo request, please direct it to our designated contact person via If you have any questions about the availability of information, you can also reach out to us via this e-mail address. You can also send us your Woo-related question or request by mail. Please use the postal address below:

    University of Twente
    Open Government Act (Woo)
    Drienerlolaan 5
    7522 NB Enschede