University governance in Scotland

The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mr Michael Russell MSP, yesterday made the following announcement in the Scottish Parliament.

‘On the specific subject of university governance, however, I can announce today that Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, the Principal of Robert Gordon University, will chair a small 5 member panel that will undertake a review of the current governance arrangements.  It will include unions and students as well as a Chair of Court. The panel will publish its remit before the summer recess [end of June] and invite views on this important subject over the summer. They will provide me with their conclusions at the end of the year and we will base our plans on their proposals for change.’

For obvious reasons I do not intend to comment further on the work of the panel while its work is ongoing, but when it has undertaken its deliberations the resulting report will be published.

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11 Comments on “University governance in Scotland”

  1. Al Says:

    A Scottish Solon!
    Best of wishes.

  2. iainmacl Says:

    Good luck with that.

  3. Vincent Says:

    Well, they are certainly putting the peddle to the metal expecting you to report by years end.

  4. John Says:

    Congratualtions Mr, von Prondzynski, as a non commenter but oft reader of your blog I have no doubt you shall have a very productive role in such a panel.

    If only it were in Ireland.

  5. Fred Says:

    Congratulations and good luck Ferdinand! Interesting task in interesting times!

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