SDG 16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions

Ilma University focused on SDG 16 Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions through its research findings and recommendations to establish this to its fullest. The top research publications comprised mediation, corporate governance, organizational performance and correlations. These extensive research studies indicated the amount of time and energy spent in assessing the target SDG in the vast as well as a varied field.

SDG 16 Policies

Aim The purpose of this document is to lay forth the terms of academic freedom for faculty members. Academic freedom refers to the climate created by the University to allow faculty members to pursue their intellectual interests in teaching, research, and other related activities at institutions of higher education. Academic freedom therefore encapsulates the circumstances required for the University to achieve its goal of producing new knowledge and successfully disseminating acquired information and understanding to students and the general public.

Scope of Policy
This policy is applicable to all faculty members and students of Ilma University.

Policy Statement
All Academic staff and students have the freedom to engage in intellectual research, express their thoughts and beliefs, and participate in public discussion about their areas of study and research.
Faculty members are free to speak or publish on any topic, as a citizen, he or she is not subject to any institutional restriction.
No restriction on students to participate in student societies or associations.
All academic staff's freedom to teach, discuss, and research, as well as disseminate and publish the results of their research, without any hindrance from scholarly consensus or institutional policy, but subject to law abiding expression and scholarly standards
All academic staff and faculty members can join professional or representative academic groups without any restriction.

Aim
This policy aims at providing guidelines for engaging with the stakeholders of the University. This policy recognizes the University’s commitment to ensure a systematic and effective stakeholder engagement.

Scope of Policy
This policy will be applied to all relevant staff members of the University.

Policy Statement
The University's goal, vision, and strategic plan must be reflected through all stakeholder engagement activities.
Stakeholders' skills, perspectives, and requirements should be acknowledged and respected.
Participation and comments from stakeholders should be appreciated and acted upon as soon as possible.
Engagement efforts should be meaningful and conveyed to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
The outcomes of assessment activities and surveys, as well as other information derived from the engagement process, should be open and honest.
Stakeholders' skills, perspectives, and requirements should be acknowledged and respected.

Stakeholders Identification
University management will identify those stakeholders who have certain interest in the impact of any of the University activities. Further, Identify who among the stakeholders can be have positive impact on any of the University’s activity or who among them are the most affected by University’s activities.

Stakeholders of the University may fall into (but not limited to) are:
• Federal or Provincial Government
• Private organisations
• Alumni, Students, Prospective Students.
• Administrative & Academic Staff
• Local Community & General Public.
• Press and Media

Engaging with Stakeholders
Management must have a communication plan to ensure a clear communication to the stakeholders about all relevant activities. Bilateral sessions must be planned in order take the valuable advice of knowledgeable stakeholders.

Definition
Stakeholder: Any individual, group or organisation who has a vested interest in the outcome of a certain University’s effort.
Engagement: activities that the University undertakes to involve stakeholders in the University’s effort.

Aim
The purpose of this policy is to recognize the responsibilities of University, and people of Ilma University to uphold the University’s position on any kind of corruption and bribery. This policy provides the information about identifying and dealing with bribery and corruption related cases.

Scope of Police
This policy will be applied to all staff and faculty member of Ilma University.

Policy Statement
i. The management, faculty and staff members shall not accept anything of value like loan, service, business or professional opportunity from anyone knowing that it is offered in order to improperly influence the performance of their duties, or when acceptance thereof may reasonably be perceived as an impropriety in violation of ILMA policy.
ii. Staff members shall also not accept gifts if it could be reasonably seen as an inducement to act in a particular way, or to place a staff member under an obligation that may either directly or indirectly compromise or influence them in their official capacity.
iii. However, the staff members may accept ceremonial gifts or tokens of appreciation and may retain them as personal property.
iv. Employees shall have a duty to report any act or situation that may be suspected as fraudulent or corrupt as soon as they are aware of these circumstances. If any staff member believes that a person is involved in fraudulent or corrupt activities, they shall follow the University’s normal channels for reporting misconduct.
v. All financial matters, including cash receipts, contracts, purchase orders and reimbursements for travel and entertainment expenses shall be transacted according to policies that have been established; and shall be undertaken only by authorized personnel and, when competitive principles apply, decisions shall be made impartially and objectively in accordance with established policy and procedure.

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