Heriot Watt University

Executive Committee - Terms of Reference

The Executive Committee of the Intercultural Research Centre (IRC) is responsible for implementing the Centre's overall strategy by developing and monitoring an appropriate portfolio of research and related activities.

At regular quarterly meetings, the Executive Committee reviews the IRC's programme of research, dissemination, impact and capacity-building (including the training of postgraduate students and mentoring of early career researchers), with particular focus on monitoring the progress of funded projects.

At the IRC's AGM, the Executive Committee presents reports on all aspects of the IRC's operation and performance over the annual review period.

The Executive Committee also reports to the Head of the School of Management and Languages and to appropriate committees in accordance with the School's and the University's regulations.

The Executive Committee comprises the Director (in the Chair) and four Associate Directors who are senior researchers; each committee member is responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the IRC's research clusters, including supervision of funded projects attached to it.

The normal term of office for members of the Executive Committee is three years.