The world of committees

“According to a report I read recently, there research that has revealed that, in all the universities in the world, there are an estimated 4,610,000 committees. I stopped briefly to consider how many that might be, on average, per university, and I concluded that the figure was probably about right. On the assumption that each of these committees meets several times a year (and of course many will meet very frequently), and making certain assumptions about the number of academic working days in the year and so forth, I concluded that, today, there were probably 184,400 university committee meetings across the world …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 January]

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