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Other education staff or staff working in higher education


10.Management and other education staff

10.6Other education staff or staff working in higher education

Last update: 26 March 2024

In accordance with the Law on Higher Education, the responsibility of determining education staff including their appointment prerequisites and service conditions, lies with the respective higher education institution. While the teaching staff are teachers, researchers and associates, the non-teaching staff of a higher education institution include individuals who perform professional, administrative and technical activities. 

Some of these positions that fall under non-teaching staff include: department heads, general secretaries or institution’s secretaries, administrative associates, ombudsmen, financial associates, mobility coordinators, coordinators of centres for career guidance, counselling and support to students, librarians, student affairs officers and others. In some cases, universities may establish centres within themselves to support innovation activities and provide infrastructural support for the development of scientific or artistic research. In these centres other education staff and non-teaching staff are in service. Some examples of these centres include innovation centres, centres of excellence, centres for the transfer of technologies, business and technological incubators, scientific and technological parks etc. All these centres have coordinators and team members to manage their operations. 

At the university level there are staff members who perform professional, administrative and technical work such as legal, accounting, financial, analytical, IT and library-related tasks. These staff members fulfil certain conditions defined in the general act on systematization. The University has expert services which carry out various services to cater to the University’s needs. These services include legal work, work related to human resources, accounting, administrative, technical and other services of mutual interest for the University’s activities. The organisation and work of the expert services are defined in the general act on systematization rendered by the Rector of the University. The concrete work of the expert services is managed and coordinated by the Secretary General.