The Cleveringa Institute derives its name from Rudolph Cleveringa, LL.M., Professor of Commercial Law and Civil Procedural Law, and Dean of the Faculty of Law during the Second World War. He acquired fame as a consequence of his speech on 26 November 1940 in which he denounced the measures taken by the Nazis to remove Jewish professors from the University. He was twice imprisoned by the Germans during the course of the war.
The Cleveringa Institute comprises a number of departments which are together responsible for a broad range of teaching-related activities, including:
- the development of teaching policy
- student administration and student counselling
- the quality system
- exchange programmes, and
- post-academic training
The Director of Education is portfolio-holder for Education in the Faculty Board and is also Director of the Cleveringa Institute. The Education Manager is responsible for the day-to day running of the Cleveringa Institute, in close consultation with the Director of Education.
For more information, please contact the secretary of the Cleveringa Institute, ms. M. de Jong or bij telephone +31 (0)71 527 8793