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Regulations of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

 

1 Mission

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. The Collegium’s mission is as follows:
1) To offer scholars a state-of-the-art research environment that is attractive and international for conducting research in the humanities and social sciences;
2) To reform research in the humanities and social sciences and to promote interdisciplinary research; and
3) To collaborate with the University faculties and engage researchers to participate actively in the researcher education offered by the University.



2 Board and director

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies has a Board entrusted with the following duties in addition to those stipulated in the Regulations of the University of Helsinki:

1) To monitor that the Collegium’s activities are in line with the mission specified in section 1 above and support the University’s strategic objectives;
2) To define, together with the director, the thematic areas of emphasis of the Collegium; and
3) To propose to the rector the appointment of the Collegium’s Academic Advisory Board.

The Board of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies comprises nine (9) members, each of whom has a deputy. Of the members, seven (7) shall represent the research fields and academic leadership of the City Centre Campus. The Collegium staff elects one member and his or her deputy from among themselves. The University of Helsinki Student Union elects one postgraduate student member and his or her deputy from among themselves for a term of two years.

The duties of the director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies are provided for in the Regulations of the University of Helsinki.

 

3 Internal structure

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies has a steering group appointed by the director. The duty of the steering group is to support the director in the management of the Collegium.

The Collegium may have committees and other forums appointed by the director to support him or her specifically in academic decision-making.


4 Academic Advisory Board

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies has an international Academic Advisory Board. The duty of the Academic Advisory Board is to collaboratively, with the director and Board,

1) Support the Collegium leadership in strategic planning by offering visions for the Collegium’s development;
2) Take initiatives and issue statements on directing the Collegium’s research; and
3) Evaluate the activities and operational structure of the Collegium within the overall framework of the University.

The Collegium’s Academic Advisory Board includes five (5) members who are distinguished scholars in the fields represented at the Collegium. The rector of the University invites, on the proposal of the Board, the members to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for a term of three years.

 

5 Instructions supplementing the Rules of Procedure

When necessary, the director of the Collegium will issue instructions supplementing these Rules of Procedure for the management of practical issues.

 

6 Entry into force

These Rules of Procedure will enter into effect on 1 October 2017 and supersede the previous rules of procedure approved on 5 February 2016.