EHU announces completion of the Rector’s search

EHU announces completion of the Rector’s search

The search for a new Rector of the Vilnius-based European Humanities University (EHU) was initiated with a public announcement on November 22, 2016. An international search was conducted with the assistance of the Brussels-based Mercuri Urval executive recruiting firm and under the aegis of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The Selection Committee consisted of EHU stakeholders and included representatives from the university administration, General Assembly of Part-Owners (GAPO), Governing Board (GB), Senate, and student body. The committee met six times in a combination of telephone conferences and in-person meetings.

From a list of 29 candidates who submitted complete applications, the committee interviewed three candidates in person in Vilnius on March 7. One of these candidates was identified as a finalist and negotiations were initiated, but by mutual agreement no contract was signed. The Selection Committee concluded that, no suitable candidate can be recruited at this time. The Selection Committee has recommended to GAPO and GB that the search for a new Rector be suspended until the second half of 2017.

Acting Rector Jørgen Jørgensen has agreed to continue in his position through the end of 2017.

Co-financed by:European Commission