The daily running of ISS is in the hands of the Institute Board which receives advice from the Institute Council and the Advisory Board.

Advisory Board

The Institute is managed by the Institute Board with advice from the Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board periodically advises the Institute Board on matters of scientific strategy, the Institute's mission and identity.

Prior advice from the Advisory Board must be sought on the establishment of the strategic development plan as drawn up by the Institute Board.

The ISS Advisory Board consists of:

Professor Dr H.B. Entzinger, EUR Chair (ad interim)
M. Monteiro Member
Professor Dr D.M. van Gorp LLM Member
Dr D.F. Westerheijden Member
K.G. Ferrier Member at large


Institute Board

Responsible to the EUR Executive Board, the Institute Board forms the daily management of ISS. The IB is supported by an Executive Secretary, Linda Johnson and an Institute Director, Michel Wesseling.

The IB is composed of:

Professor Inge Hutter Rector
Professor Wil Hout Deputy Rector Research Affairs
Dr Freek Schiphorst Deputy Rector Teaching Affairs


Institute Council

The Institute Council is the representative body of the Institute's staff and students. It has the right of approval, advice and other rights on matters specifically related to the Institute and to competences delegated to the Rector, including matters provided for under the Dutch Law on Higher Education and the Erasmus University Rotterdam Rules & Regulations.

The Institute Council consists of 10 members, 6 staff members (at least 2 of which are support staff and 2 faculty), 2 MA students and 2 PhD researchers.

Staff members are elected for a period of 3 years starting the 1st of September. Student members are elected for a period of one year starting the 1st of December, which for the PhD researchers is renewable for one period.