Introduction of the university’s board of trustees

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The formation of the board of trustees in universities andhigher education institutes was approved in 181st and 183rd meetings of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution in 1989. This approval paved the way for boards of trustees to become the most substantial units in universities and higher education institutes and helped them play an active and effective role in the management of the organizationby making decisions on how to achieve scientific progress and overall development throughout the country. The universities are directed based on the administrative, financial, and employment regulationsapproved by the university’s board of trustees and confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education or the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.Due to the independence and different approvals of the boards of trustees, universities are managed in their own specific way without being obliged to observe other rules and regulations such as public audit act, employment act, management of national services act, and other general rules and regulations inadministrative, financial, and employment domains. This capacity is provided for all universities and higher education institutes;therefore, they can make use of it so as to pursue their goals and objectives more effectively.

Members of the board of trustees:

  1. Legal members including the minister or his/her representative, the chancellor of the university, governor of the province, and the head of the plan and budget organization of the province
  2. The real members including 4 to 6 scientific, cultural, or social figures in the national or local level who have an effective role in the development and expansion of the university

The head of the board of trustees is either the minister of science, research, and technology or the minister of health and medical education and the secretary of the board is the chancellor of the university.

Tasks and responsibilities of the board of trustees:

  1. Approval of the institute’s internal regulations
  2. Approval of the administrative organization of the institute according to the relevant ministry regulations and the guidelines approved by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution
  3. Review and approval of the institute’s budget plan which is initially proposed by the chancellor of the institute
  4. Approval of the detailed budget plan for the institute
  5. Approval of annual accounts and annual balance sheets of the institute
  6. Approval of the methods of special revenues collection and distribution
  7. Determining the Auditor and the Treasurer for the institution
  8. Attempting to attract the private sector’s assistance in the form of cash, equipment, or other facilities
  9. Approval of financial and trading regulations for the institute which are officially applicable after being confirmed by the related ministry
  10. Proposing the extra payments for faculty members and other staff of the institute (experts and technicians) which are officially applicable after being confirmed by either the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, or the Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  11. Determining the amounts of money payable for research, teaching, translation, compilation, and the like in the institute
  12. Review of the institute’s report offered by the chancellor of the institute
  13. Approving the regulations for the employment of faculty members in the institute which are officially applicable after being confirmed by the related ministry
Last Update At : 13 April 2021