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Recomendation on the Governance and Management of University Heritage

Recommendation Rec(2005)13, entitled Recommendation on the Governance and Management of University Heritage, was unanimously approved by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in December 7, 2005. It results from the collaboration of two sections of the Council – Higher Education & Research and Cultural Heritage – and is primarily aimed at university administrations and governments. The document includes specific recommendations on policies, legislation, governance and management, finance, access, professional training, research, awareness raising, relations with local communities, and international cooperation.

The Recommendation asks university administrations “to consider all parts of the heritage of a higher education institution as falling under their ultimate legal, administrative and moral responsibility” and calls for dedicated funding of university heritage in the budget of higher education institutions.