On Monday 5 February, the 45-member Collegiate Body that represents the University of Tampere’s community took a stand on the draft regulations and regulations on elections of the new foundation university. The drafts outlined by the interim Board of the new university include proposals that are against the Universities Act and the principle of self-government of universities. The Collegiate Body of the University of Tampere issued a detailed official statement (in Finnish).
The greatest problems in the draft regulations concern the method of electing the Board and the members and chair of the multi-member governing body of the new university. The way the draft regulations mention these issues are against the Universities Act and do not promote the equal participation of members of the university community in building the new university.
The Collegiate Body emphasises that the new multidisciplinary Tampere University should be a frontrunner in introducing a management culture that motivates members of the university community.
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Chair of the University Collegiate Body, Professor Jyrki Nummenmaa, email@example.com