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Terms of employment

What are the university’s terms and conditions of employment? Below you can read about your rights, your working hours and the remuneration you will receive for your work at the university.

Public and special universities

Public universities are those established by the government. Special universities are those not established by the government. Employees of public universities are civil servants appointed under public law, and employees of special universities have a regular employment contract subject to private law. This difference is relevant to the terms and conditions of employment.

Employment contracts and appointments

Universities distinguish between two forms of employment: Public universities offer appointments, whereas special universities offer employment contracts.

Further reading