The Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire together form the University of the Arts The Hague.

Organisation chart Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Organisation chart Royal Academy of Art, The Hague


Acting director: Henk van der Meulen
Deputy Director Education: Fenna Hup

Academy- and Management secretariat

For an appointment with the director or deputy director education please contact the management secretariat

General organisation

Head of Operations: Lizzy Kok (acting head)
Head of Student Administration: Esther van Oosten
Head of Technical & Digital Services and Library: Bart Vissers
Head of ICT (University of the Arts): Dik van Rhijn
Head of Housing and Facility Services: Erik Mans
Head of Quality Assurance: Leo Capel
Head of Marketing and Communications: Meher Khan Muztar
Head of International Affairs: Aparajita Dutta
Controller/Head of Finance (University of the Arts): Gerard Zanoni
Head of Personnel and Organisation (University of the Arts): vacancy
For questions please contact Alex Vernooij via


The department heads are responsible for the educational programme of their department. Together they guard the quality of the education and make sure the contents of the programme stay up to date. The department heads are assisted by one or more coordinators and supervise a team of teachers.

The heads of the bachelor programmes are:

ArtScience: Taco Stolk
Fine Arts: Regina Maria Möller
Photography: Lotte Sprengers & John Fleetwood
Interactive Media Design: Janine Huizenga
Interior Architecture and Furniture Design: Herman Verkerk
Textile and Fashion: Mark van Vorstenbos

The heads of the master programmes are:

ArtScience: Taco Stolk
Artistic Research: Janice McNab
Industrial Design: Maaike Roozenburg
Interior Architecture: Hans Venhuizen
Non Linear Narrative: Niels Schrader
Photography & Society: Shadman Shahid
Type and Media: Erik van Blokland

Lector Art Theory & Practice: Janneke Wesseling
Lector Design: Alice Twemlow

Head preparatory courses Fine Art and Design: Zanne Zwart
Coordinator of Academy-wide Education: Liza Swaving

Voice and participation

Information about the participation bodies can also be found on the website of the University of the Arts The Hague

Steef Eman (teaching staff)
Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (teaching staff)
Beleke den Hartog (non-teaching staff)
Simcha van Helden (non-teaching staff)
Marcos Kueh Sheng Pang (chair), student
Vy Thuy Dang (vice-chair), student
Robin Wielink (secretary), student
Nabila Ayu Aviani, student

Steef Eman (vice-chair), KABK
Anka Koziel, KC
Beleke den Hartog (chair), KABK
Ilze van der Vlist - de Ridder, KC
Marcos Kueh Sheng Pang, chair DMR-KABK
Nabila Ayu Aviani, KABK
Alba Garcia Rivera, KC
Ron Veprik, KC
Piet Verkleij, ArtScience (student)
Kolja Meeuwsen (secretary), School for Young Talent (NTS)
Ruth Fraser, chair DMR-KC (listener)

Study Programme Committee KABK 2021-2022
Lisa Walcott, secretary

Aldo Brinkhoff, student Art Science
student vacancy
student vacancy

Gerrit Uittenbogaard, teacher Textile & Fashion
Roosmarijn Hompe, teacher Interior Architecture & Furniture Design
teacher vacancy

Meetings 2021-2022
Location: Gipsenzaal

-Mon. 6 September 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 4 October 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 8 November 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 13 December, 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 17 January, 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 7 March, 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 11 April, 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 9 May, 16.00-17:30
-Mon. 19 May, 16.00-17:30 (with Academy Council)
-Mon. 7 June, 16.00-17:30

The remit of the Study Programme committee (in Dutch: Opleidingscommissie) is to advise on the promotion and safeguarding of the quality of the programme. The Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (The Act) states that the study programme committee has the following tasks:

    • to issue advice on the Education and Examination Regulations and to consent to the parts of the Education and Examination Regulations regarding which the faculty council has no right to consent, before the faculty director finalizes the regulations;
    • to make an annual assessment of the application of the Education and Examination Regulations;
    • to provide solicited and unsolicited advice about all other matters pertaining to the education.
    The statutes of the Study Programme Committees of the University of the Arts The Hague can be found on the HdK website.

Examination Board

Lotte Sprengers (chair)
Winnie Koekelbergh (vice-chair)
Lauren Alexander
Yvonne Smeets
Jacob Oostwoud Wijdenes