ERIC Number: ED185952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Two European Universities: A Report on Visits to Study the Administration of the University of Dijon and the University of Munster. An Occasional Paper.
Dale, A. J.
A study of the administration of two European universities, the University of Dijon in France and the University of Munster in Germany, was undertaken. Objectives were as follows: (1) to study the relationship between the individual university and the national or state authorities for higher education; (2) to acquire a special knowledge of the organization of, and methods used by, the administration of the colleges; and (3) to compare the procedures being adopted during a period of financial stringency with those practiced by the 10 universities served by the North Eastern Universities Organization and Methods Unit. It was found that the university systems in France and Germany are more highly centralized than in the United Kingdom, and the relationship between the state and universities is detailed in law. There are great similarities between the pattern of university administration in the three countries, although the detailed procedures vary considerably. Information is presented on the following aspects of the University of Dijon and the University of Munster: academic matters, pattern of courses, finance, accounting methods, staff and student numbers by field of study, organizational structure, staffing procedures for academic staff and administrative staff, the budget, student characteristics, and other areas. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, College Programs, Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Personnel Policy, Student Characteristics, Universities
Financial Secretary of CUA, University College of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP Wales ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).
Authoring Institution: Conference of Univ. Administrators.
Identifiers: Europe; University of Dijon (France); University of Munster (Germany)