Successive government policies emphasize the key contribution which Universities and other third-level institutions are expected to make to the knowledge-based society and the wider economy. The various policies underline the central role occupied by Governing Authorities, Presidents and Senior Management in ensuring that those strategic needs are met, as well as the onerous accountability obligations on those tasked with the governance of our Universities.
Good governance has implications for leadership and management within Universities, the control environment and control culture, risk management arrangements, stewardship of public money and ultimately the achievement of expected performance outcomes.
Increasingly, Universities and individual staff need to be innovative and to seek creative opportunities and possibilities and, in the process, face risks. Good governance is also about managing that risk and exploiting the opportunities.
Presentations on Key Governance Themes
Michael Shattock, Institute of Education, University of London
Thomas Estermann, European Universities Association
IPA Governance Research Paper
Research paper prepared by the Institute of Public Administration on international developments in relation to University governance