Managing Higher Education Institutions

Information on the course

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Agnes Bäker, University of Zurich

Location: University of Zurich, Room tba

Time: The lectures take place weekly in the fall term. For 2021 the course times will be 14:00 to 15:45 on Tuesdays, starting September 21st, 2021.


Brief course description

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), such as universities and universities of applied sciences, are the key actors in training tomorrow’s highly skilled workforce and producing knowledge and innovation. The ‘core business’ of HEIs is teaching, research and translation. Key actors and decision takers in HEIs are by nature professors and young researchers. This course will address how HEIs should and can be managed given the high degree of academic freedom and Humboldt’s university ideals.


The syllabus can be found here (PDF, 138 KB).