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Universities Act, 1997

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Number 24 of 1997


UNIVERSITIES ACT, 1997


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Interpretation.

4.

Application.

5.

Expenses.

6.

Repeals and savings.

PART II

Establishment and Identity of Universities

7.

Reconstitution of constituent colleges.

8.

Incorporation of educational institutions with existing universities.

9.

Establishment of additional universities.

10.

Change of name of university.

11.

Amendment of Dublin City University Act, 1989, and University of Limerick Act, 1989.

PART III

Universities Generally

Chapter I

Objects and Functions

12.

Objects of university.

13.

Functions of university.

14.

Academic freedom.

Chapter II

Governance

15.

Governing authority.

16.

Composition of governing authority.

17.

Chairperson of governing authority.

18.

Functions of governing authority.

19.

Visitor.

20.

Visitation.

21.

Suspension of governing authority.

Chapter III

Interim Arrangements

22.

Governing bodies of existing colleges, etc., to continue in office until first governing authorities constituted.

23.

Determination of composition of first governing authority.

Chapter IV

Staff of University

24.

Chief officer.

25.

Staff.

26.

Dispute resolution.

Chapter V

Academic Council

27.

Academic council.

28.

Composition of academic council.

29.

Business of academic council.

30.

Continuation of existing academic councils.

Chapter VI

Charters and Statutes

31.

Charters and supplementary charters.

32.

Preservation of charters.

33.

Statutes.

Chapter VII

Planning and Evaluation

34.

Strategic development plan.

35.

Quality assurance.

36.

Equality policy.

Chapter VIII

Finance, Property and Reporting

37.

Budgets.

38.

Borrowing and loan guarantees.

39.

Keeping of accounts and records.

40.

Fees.

41.

Report and information.

42.

Disposal of land, etc.

Chapter IX

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth

43.

Establishment of National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

44.

Transfer of existing staff.

PART IV

National University of Ireland

45.

Amendment of Charter of National University of Ireland.

46.

Amendment of Irish Universities Act, 1908.

47.

Relationship of constituent universities to National University of Ireland.

48.

Membership of constituent universities.

PART V

An tÚdarás

49.

Reviews.

50.

Guidelines.

51.

Information on staffing.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

52.

Educational institution not to be described as university.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

SECOND SCHEDULE

Table

THIRD SCHEDULE

Governing Authority

FOURTH SCHEDULE

Chief Officer

FIFTH SCHEDULE

Superannuation


Acts Referred to

Arbitration Acts, 1954 and 1980

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993

1993, No. 8

Dublin City University Act, 1989

1989, No. 15

Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992

1992, No. 15

Higher Education Authority Act, 1971

1971, No. 22

Irish Universities Act, 1908

8 Edw.7. c. 38

National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin, Act, 1980

1980, No. 30

National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, Act, 1980

1980, No. 25

Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992

1992, No. 16

University of Limerick Act, 1989

1989, No. 14

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Number 24 of 1997


UNIVERSITIES ACT, 1997


AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE OR ESTABLISH CERTAIN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AS UNIVERSITIES UNDER THIS ACT, TO ALLOW FOR THE INCORPORATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS PARTS OF UNIVERSITIES OR AS UNIVERSITIES IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNANCE OF UNIVERSITIES WHICH ARE IN RECEIPT OF MONEYS PROVIDED BY AN tÚDARÁS BY THE CONSTITUTING OF GOVERNING AUTHORITIES AND ACADEMIC COUNCILS AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, TO MAKE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO STAFF, PLANNING AND FINANCIAL SCRUTINY AND REPORTING OF UNIVERSITIES, TO AMEND OR PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUATION AND AMENDING OF CERTAIN UNIVERSITY CHARTERS AND THE CONTINUATION OF STATUTES, TO REPEAL THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, LIMERICK, ACT, 1980 , THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, DUBLIN, ACT, 1980 , AND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF OTHER ACTS, TO AMEND CERTAIN OTHER ACTS, AND FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES. [14th May, 1997]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: