Foundation

The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

With the revision of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG) in 2002, the state government of Lower Saxony at that time enabled the universities to choose a new legal form. The TiHo took this chance and TiHo´s senate decided by a great majority to apply for the transformation of the university into an endowed university within an public foundation on October 1, 2002. After approval by the state parliament, TiHo´s way for more autonomy and creative freedom was paved. Thus, although the university continues to be financially supported by the state of Lower Saxony, it gained, however, freedom of choice – in financial and economic management, for example, or in the appointment of professors.


University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

Statute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (german)
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Regulation on the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (german)
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The foundation is managed by a seven-member foundation board. It consists of five volunteers from business, science and culture, one representative of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK) and one representative of the TiHo senate. The foundation board counsels the university, decides foundation matters of fundamental importance and monitors the presidium’s activities. Furthermore, it has the following tasks: