PROBLEMS OF UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
Keywords:universities, institutional governance, enlarged goals, effective performance results
The problem identified in all Europe and other countries is the following: 21th century expectations from society have enlarged the university goals, and in order to reach these goals, university needs new governance processes both at institutional and state level. Along with traditional university goals of providing higher education studies and research, there is an increase of university participation in social activities, as well as global competitiveness. Businesses insist that studies are resulted in higher education compliance with labour market, and research results’ transfer to investments of national economy. The institutional governance issues are becoming more complicated and the relationship between good governance and university effectiveness becomes central.Institutional governance changes are expected also in Latvian state universities. New governance processes, management trends and approaches are necessary to ensure implementation of university goals in nowadays rapid changing environment of globalization and competitiveness.