In accordance with the recommendations of a recent evaluation of its management, the European Humanities University (EHU) has decided to abolish its schools of undergraduate and graduate studies. The decision is part of an ongoing review and optimization process that aims to improve the University's management and raise the quality of its academic offerings and research.
EHU's academic department heads will now report directly to the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
Prof. Alla Sokolova and Prof. Ryhor Miniankou, who have served as Deans of EHU's Graduate and Undergraduate Schools, respectively, since 2009, will continue to teach at EHU. Prof. Sokolova has taught at EHU since 1994 and Prof. Miniankou—since 1996. Each was instrumental in the reestablishment of EHU's law and philosophy programs, respectively, after the University relocated to Vilnius.
"We are immensely grateful to Professors Sokolova and Miniankou for their tireless and long-standing dedication. They have both been with the University through good times and bad, have touched the lives of hundreds of students, and will continue to play important roles," notes EHU's Rector Anatoli Mikhailov.
According to the Rector, ongoing reforms will result in a more efficient management structure that should improve communication and administration.