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Scotland seeks ‘modern’ system of university governance

The Scottish government wants to hear the views of academics, staff, students and the wider public on the way that the country's universities are run.

It has launched a consultation on proposed statutory changes aimed at making the governance of Scottish universities more modern and accountable.

The proposed changes would aim to: replace the privy council that currently governs Scottish universities with a committee; ensure that governing bodies are representative; make the selection of chairs of university courts more transparent; and produce a wider and stronger definition of academic freedom. 

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