In several countries, the internal governance structures of universities were substantially changed in the 1990s or are currently under discussion. Frequently found designs are those that strengthen executive leadership at the central and middle level of universities. In this article we present three large‐scale reforms in Dutch university governance, using an elaborate classification scheme derived from classic issues in political science. Moreover, in the second part of the article we address the implications and limitations of the latest reform inside a university. It will show that the formal situation ‐ stipulated in the law ‐ is somewhat different from the actual situation: ‘real’ changes appear to be less radical than those on paper.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Tertiary education and management|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||International Seminar on University Governance and Management 2000 - Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 4 Jun 2000 → 6 Jun 2000