Convent of Councillors - Riga Stradiņš University

Convent of Councillors

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Convent of Councillors of Rīga Stradiņš University is a consultative institution with a main task to provide consultations to RSU Senate and Rector on the issues of the development strategy of the University. Members of the Convent are elected by open vote for a three year term. The work of the Convent is directed by an elected chairman.

Tasks of Convent of Councillors:

  • in accordance to the expertise of the members, to provide consultation in the University related spheres to the Senate and Rector;
  • to provide judgement regarding the projects of University strategy, concept, internal laws and regulations and other documentation;
  • upon an initiative of the Convent or initiative of Senate or Rector, to develop University strategy, concept, projects of internal laws and regulations and other documentation.

The Convent of Councillors is eligible to raise the issue at the level of Senate and Constitutional Assembly and to request and receive the documentation and information necessary for the work of Convent from University officials and structural units.

The meetings of the Convent of Councillors can be convened on the initiative of the Chairperson or at least one third of the Convent members. Convent meetings shall be recorded in the minutes and the decision making procedure shall be open.

Members of RSU Convent of Councillors (approved 19 May 2015)

Dins Šmits, Chairman
Anda Cakša, Chair of the Board of Children's Clinical University Hospital, Board member of Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital
Ivars Kalviņš, Chairman of the Scientific Council at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Ģirts Rungainis, finance and investment expert, Prudentia partner
Jan Frederik Eriksen, representative of parents of international students, founding partner of the Norwegian company Belsenso
Ilmārs Rimšēvics, president of the Bank of Latvia
Jānis Stradiņš, academician, Chairman of the Senate of Latvian Academy of Sciences
Anita Slokenberga, Chair of the Board of Rīga East Clinical University Hospital
Reinis Joksts, Board member of Daugavpils Regional Hospital
Edvīns Striks, Chairman of the Board of Liepāja Regional Hospital
Sigita Kirilka, Board member of the Latvian Radio
Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis, economist, teacher at Rīga Business School

The foundation of RSU Convent of Councillors, its activities and competences are governed by the Statutes developed in accordance with the Paragraph 1 of Section 15, Paragraph 2 of Section 16 of Law on Institutions of Higher Education and RSU Constitution.


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