Boards grow stronger

THE (Times Higher Education) - - NEWS -

Boards of gov­er­nors are gain­ing more power over uni­ver­si­ties in Euro­pean coun­tries, some­times at the ex­pense of aca­demic sen­ates, ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis. The Euro­pean Univer­sity As­so­ci­a­tion high­lighted that in the Czech Re­pub­lic, for ex­am­ple, boards of trustees now have the power to ap­prove bud­gets. At two Es­to­nian uni­ver­si­ties, re­cent changes mean that boards have more power than aca­demic sen­ates. Mean­while, in Aus­tria, pro­fes­sors no longer make up the ma­jor­ity of mem­bers on univer­sity gov­ern­ing bodies, mak­ing way for rep­re­sen­ta­tives of other groups.

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