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In defence of autonomy

Scottish university principals attack plans to reform governance.

The Scottish Parliament should not interfere with the way universities are run because the existing voluntary code is sufficient, according to an analysis of responses to the recent consultation on the proposed higher education governance bill published today.

The mooted bill is based on recommendations issued in 2012 from a review of governance chaired by Ferdinand von Prondzynski of Robert Gordon University. The government says the bill is intended to “modernise and strengthen governance and embed principles of democracy and accountability”.

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