Private college representative to head peak HE authority
With the appointment of Schwartz, the universities will lose the remnants of their control over the higher education system, and for the first time a representative of private colleges – and not the universities – will head the Council for Higher Education.
The deputy chairman of the CHE is, in practice, the chairman of the council and the most senior figure in the affairs of higher education in Israel. The universities will now be dependent on the deputy chairman, who will promote the interests of private colleges, which are inherently in conflict with the interests of Israel's public universities.
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