Greek universities and researchers are facing major reforms.Sweeping governance changes will require higher educationinstitutions to install new governing councils that areindependently in charge of university budgets.
Autonomy, mergers, competition – the EUapproach
Such greater autonomy should be in the interest of rectors.Their main concern, however, is that the governing councils mustconsist of 15 members of which 6 have to come from outside theuniversity. Only one council member would be a studentrepresentative, while the board as a whole is in charge ofproposing future rectors to be elected by all faculty members.
In addition to that, the government plans to merge smallerresearch institutes and universities to increase theirinternational competitiveness and counter fragmentation. Barriersbetween organization in general are to be torn down to make iteasier for scientists to move back and forth.
These changes are part of a bigger reform package that isdesigned to standardize Greek’s higher education system accordingto EU norms. Internal processes are depoliticized while greatertransparency and competition is created.
Especially universities mergers have gained great popularity allover Europe. In
Rectors revolt, government sets ultimatum
Despite seemingly good intentions, the Greek government’sinitiative has encountered massive
At first, lecturers and professor opposed the higher educationbill as well. Within the past couple of months, however, thisopposition turned into wide-ranging
The government has now threatened that it would cut all publicfinancing of universities if they continued to oppose the reform.The ultimatum was set for January 15, three days from now.Meanwhile, the university rectors have launched a lawsuit which isto be heard on February 3 at the Council of State, the SupremeAdministrative Court of Greece.
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