The Asser Institute Signed a New Agreement with the University of Amsterdam

Published 5 March 2018

T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the University of Amsterdam signed an interim covenant covering the period 2017-2020 on Monday February 26th. The University of Amsterdam is, on behalf of the Dutch universities, responsible for the funding of the institute and its embedding in the academic organisation.
The agreement secures the UvA’s contribution at its current level for the next three years. The collaboration with the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) will continue and, if possible, be extended to other research centres of the Law Faculty. The possibility of joint course programmes for (executive) professionals will be explored.
The new covenant is an interim covenant because in 2018 and 2019 the ongoing collaboration agreement between Asser and the UvA will be evaluated and, if necessary, amended. Both T.M.C. Asser and the UvA are confident this process will have a positive outcome. 
Two weeks earlier, The Asser Institute and the UvA also signed a loan facility agreement in order to partially finance the renovation of the Institute's building. Both the covenant and the loan contribute to Asser’s financial stability and confirm the close ties between the institute and the UvA.