NHL Stenden Hogeschool is a University of Applied Sciences which is part of the foundation ‘Stichting NHL Stenden Hogeschool’. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board have been set up in accordance with –among other things- the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act, and the branch code of governance of The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (Vereniging Hogescholen).

Executive Board

The Executive Board is tasked with directing NHL Stenden Hogeschool. Its members also form the board of ‘Stichting NHL Stenden Hogeschool’. The Executive Board consists of the following members:

Mrs E. (Erica) Schaper, chair
Mr O. (Oscar) Couwenberg, member
Mr M.T. (Marc) Otto MPM, member

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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board supervises the Executive Board’s policies and general matters concerning the institution. It does so based on an assessment framework. The Supervisory Board advises the Executive Board, both when asked and of its own accord.

The Supervisory Board consists of the following members:

  • Mr H.H. (Hayo) Apotheker (1950), chair
  • Mr K.H.A. (Kees) van Anken (1951)
  • Mevr. S. (Sietske) Waslander (1966)
  • Mr T. (Tom) Cohen (1966)
  • Mr J. (Hans) N.M. Haerkens (1958)
  • Mrs F. (Farah) Karimi (1960)
  • Mr D. (Dave) Pieters (1978)
  • Mr F. (Frans) A. Roozen (1959)

The Supervisory Board has five committees:

  • Remuneration committee
  • Recruitment & selection committee
  • Education, research and internationalisation committee
  • Audit committee
  • Transition committee


Legal status

NHL Stenden Hogeschool is a university of applied sciences as defined in the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act. It is part of the foundation ‘Stichting NHL Stenden Hogeschool’. 

Philosophy of NHL Stenden

NHL Stenden is based on a general philosophy. This means that a range of ideological and social viewpoints are respected, as long as they are in compliance with general international and Dutch values. 

Business details

NHL Stenden’s business details are as follows:

  • Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) registration number: 41002686
  • Bank account number (IBAN): NL14 INGB 0655 2796 79
  • VAT number: NL007369694B01
  • Payroll tax number: NL007369694L01
  • Brin: 31FR
  • D-U-N-S numbers:
    Main campus Leeuwarden: 404829116
    Campus Terschelling West: 490319854

Documents and downloads

Whistleblower Regulations

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