Chik Collins, rector of the University of the Faroe Islands for the past three years, has submitted his resignation to quit at the end of this year, one-and-a-half year before the end of his term.
“The board of the University regrets the decision,” a statement issued by the university read, adding: “The reason [for the resignation] is that Chik Collins has received an offer for a different position in Scotland.”
“The cooperation with the rector has been excellent from day one, and Chik Collins has, in close collaboration with management and staff, led the University through a path of significant progress,” Ólavur Ellefsen, chairman of the board, was quoted as saying.
“The aim has been to further professionalize all our activities, most notably the systematic work with quality of our programs, to make them on par with comparable programs overseas,” Mr. Ellefsen added.
“The Board of the University of the Faroe Islands will now start looking for Collins’s successor, who hopefully will take over on January 1st 2023,” the statement read.