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Vice-chancellors Council or Conference

What does the academic term Vice-chancellors Council or Conference mean in higher education?

Vice-chancellors Council or Conference

Vice-chancellors Council or Conference definition

Short Definition

Vice-chancellors councils or conferences are organizations that bring together university Vice-chancellors to discuss issues about higher education. They serve as a platform for advocacy, networking and collaboration among higher education institutions.

In-depth Overview

Vice-chancellors Council or Conference

Long definition: The Vice-chancellors Council or Vice-chancellors Conference is a collaborative body comprising the vice-chancellors or leaders of various universities within a region or country. Its primary purpose is to facilitate discussions, exchange ideas and address common challenges in higher education, with the aim of promoting the interests of member universities and improving the quality of education.

Etymology: The term Vice-chancellors Council or Vice-chancellors Conference derives from "vice-chancellor", the title of university leaders and "council" or "conference", signifying a gathering of individuals for deliberation and decision-making.

Synonyms or related academic terms:

  • Rectors Council
  • University Presidents Council
  • Chancellors Assembly

Examples of Use:

  • The annual Vice-chancellors Council meeting focused on strategies for enhancing research collaboration among member universities.
  • The Vice-chancellors Conference addressed issues related to student access and affordability in higher education.
  • The Vice-chancellors Council played a key role in shaping national education policy.

Spanish: Consejo de Rectores
French: Conférence des recteurs
German: Rektorenkonferenz
Italian: Conferenza dei rettori
Portuguese: Conferência de Reitores
Japanese: 学長会議 (Gakuchō Kaigi)
Chinese (Simplified): 校长会议 (Xiàozhǎng Huìyì)
Hindi: उपाचार्य परिषद (Upacharya Parishad)

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unirank Glossary Classification

Miscellaneous higher education terms > Higher education-related organizations

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