First of all we want a form of collective management. Vice-Chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor collaborate in a management team that makes use of the available expertise at UGhent. The basis should be the dialogue between all parties, after which a plan is set out. There is an absolute need to trust the competent bodies in order to engage in a forceful management. The participatory model remains key but needs to be applied in such a way that the ruling body can continue to function efficiently and forcefully.

The model designed for the integration of the UZ forms a good basis to create a new management structure by 1 October 2018.