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Recent Developments in the Autonomy and Governance of Higher Education Institutions in Hungary: the Introduction of the Chancellor System

Kováts, Gergely (2015) Recent Developments in the Autonomy and Governance of Higher Education Institutions in Hungary: the Introduction of the Chancellor System. In: Central European Higher Education Cooperation Conference Proceedings. Corvinus University of Budapest Digital Press, Budapest, pp. 26-39. . ISBN 978-963-503-602-8

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Abstract

After the change of regime in 1989, Hungarian higher education started to return to its Humboldtian tradition. It was widely accepted that academic freedom could be guaranteed by high degree of institutional autonomy manifested especially in structures of self-governance and avoidance of direct state supervision/interventions. Attempts to introduce boards and other supervising bodies were successfully resisted until 2011. The new government coming into power in 2010, however, introduced new mechanisms of supervision and changed institutional governance and reduced institutional autonomy considerably. Changes in the selection of rectors, the appearance of state-appointed financial inspectors and the newly appointed Chancellors responsible for the finance, maintenance and administration of institutions are important milestones in this process. In the paper I review these developments focusing especially on the analysis of the Chancellor system.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:higher education, Hungary, Chancellor System
Subjects:Education
Management, business policy, business strategy
ID Code:2212
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:10 Feb 2016 08:18
Last Modified:10 Feb 2016 08:18

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