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Faculty Office - FGW

The faculty office of the Faculty of Humanities supports the faculty with regard to teaching, research, policy, finances, staff matters and publicity.

The director of operations is Mira Maletic; she is head of the faculty office and runs the faculty’s daily operations on behalf of the faculty board. She is also responsible for all faculty personnel matters.


  • Faculty administration and departmental office

    The faculty board is supported by Kim Hopman. You can contact the secretariat  at

    The departmental office can be contacted at This office supports the heads of department and the faculty research staff. Their activities include taking minutes at (departmental) meetings, managing the diaries of the heads of department, correspondence, and general tasks such as room reservations, post and copying work.

    The departmental office does not handle any matters regarding education. Please contact the Central Student Desk (020 598 5020) for questions in this area.

  • Education

    Head of Education Office: 

    Stipo Jeleč, MA
    T: 020 59 88920

    Students enrolled at VU Amsterdam can find answers to all frequently asked questions about education, registering for courses, graduating, the board of examiners and student counseling on If you can’t find an answer on, please contact the Central Student Desk by phone (020 59 85020) or email

    Students who are not enrolled at VU Amsterdam should also direct their questions towards the Central Student Desk by phone (020 598 5020) or by email (

    Do you have a complaint or suggestion? Find out where you can go here.

    Do you have a question about personal study guidance or study advice? Consult our study advisors.

    Education Coordinators

    The Education Coordinators oversee the planning of teaching at VU Amsterdam. Their activities include harmonizing the various degree programmes, timetabling classes and exams, as well as making room reservations. They also provide educational information for the study guides and give the departments numerical management data regarding education.

    • Drs. R.F. (René) Hogervorst, room HG-12A83. Phone: (020) 59 86538
    • Drs. S. (Sara) Tilstra, room HG-12A83. Phone: (020) 59 86641
    • J. (Jarno) Cosijn MSc, room HG-12A83. Phone: (020) 59 82809
    • The Central Scheduling Department can be reached via email:
  • Communications & Marketing

    The Communications & Marketing team is tasked with formulating and executing the internal and external communications policy of the faculty. This includes information events, recruitment, the website, social media, the newsletter and external profiling.



  • Staff counsellors

    At FGW we think it is important that employees can function in a safe working environment. If there are situations in which you feel that this is not the case, depending on the circumstances, discuss this in the first instance with the person in question and/or with your manager. On this page you can find more information about the staff counsellors.

  • HRM Advisor

    The HRM advisor can answer questions regarding personnel matters, such as legal issues, salary, promotion and career guidance, as well as being a contact for discussing confidential matters.

    Karin Wiegman-Eilander
    T: +31 20 59 86197

    Veronique Bremers
    T: (020) 59 86239

  • Finance

    Finance supports FGW in managing the financial resources.

    The Business Controller is mainly concerned with advising the faculty board, the director of operations and the department and section heads in the field of financial policy and management.

    The Project Controller is responsible for budgeting, monitoring and accounting for externally financed (subsidy) projects (indirect and contract funding).

    Business Controller: Hellen Rijnja

    Administrator: Marijke Dijst

    Practical information: