The VSNU office is a compact organisation of around 35 professionals. The office is characterised by its flat structure (no departments), large open work spaces and flexible working. Staff are challenged in their ambitions, initiatives and team spirit. Given that the VSNU office represents the universities, staff often spend time working away from the office. Then again, the VSNU office often welcomes university colleagues and business relations from the sector to spend time working from this operational base in The Hague.