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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 276

EDUCATION

The Robert Gordon University (Establishment) (Scotland) Order 2006

Made

23rd May 2006

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

23rd May 2006

Coming into force

13th June 2006

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 46 and 60 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992(1)and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Robert Gordon University (Establishment) (Scotland) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 13th June 2006.

Establishment of institution

2.  There shall be established on 13th June 2006 an institution for the provision of higher education to be known as The Robert Gordon University, which is incorporated as a body corporate by this Order.

NICOL STEPHEN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

23rd May 2006

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is one of several instruments, being the Designation of Institutions of Higher Education (Scotland) Order 2006, the Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2006, the Robert Gordon University (Scotland) Order of Council 2006, the Robert Gordon University (Closure) (Scotland) Order 2006 and the Academic Awards and Distinctions (The Robert Gordon University) (Scotland) Order of Council 2006, which give effect to The Robert Gordon University’s desire that the university itself be incorporated rather than its governing body. This change necessitates the closing of the university as it is currently constituted and establishing a new institution of higher education.

This Order establishes a new institution of higher education to be called The Robert Gordon University and incorporates it as a body corporate. The University is established on 13th June 2006.

(1)

1992 (c. 37); to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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