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Code of conduct for staff and students

This code of conduct applies to all staff and students at the UvA.

  • Staff and students must treat everyone who works and/or studies at the UvA with politeness and respect.
  • Staff and students must be alert to undesirable behaviour.
  • Staff and students must always challenge undesirable behaviour either by talking directly to the person in question or by seeking help from a third party.
  • Staff and students are encouraged to report their complaints.
  • The submission of a complaint must never have negative consequences for the complainant.
  • All reports are treated as strictly confidential.
  • All formal complaints will be investigated objectively and thoroughly.
  • Appropriate corrective measures will be taken as soon as possible against anyone within the organisation who harasses another person or causes offence on the basis of gender, beliefs or origin.

This code of conduct applies to all UvA staff and students in their behaviour towards:

  • UvA staff and students
  • others working for the UvA, such as visiting lecturers, secondees, trainees and agency workers
  • employees of third parties, i.e. hired and agency workers working on UvA premises
  • visitors to the UvA

See also Article 1.12 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities (CAO NU).

Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU)