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This article aims to firstly give a brief insight into the major challenges for modern time universities like necessary change management, growing competitiveness, increasing expectations by the stakeholders and how rising tuition fees affect all of that, and secondly on the growing pressure for universities on responding more effectively to a demanding student population, mounting expectations and diverse backgrounds of students, and thirdly how alternative dispute resolution is more and more commonly used as a means of resolving disputes and complaints informally and at an early stage in order to avoid litigation and the courts. It is described how ombudsmen in higher education can help to minimize the students’ feelings of disconnection created by formal and judicial processes and get fair treatment. Catering either for students only or for the whole university community, ombudsmen provide confidential, impartial complaints handling services and also contribute to change management on the macro level and hence help with changing policies.
The impact of noise
barriers on gaseous air-pollution dispersion was examined using the high-resolution
CLMM (Charles University LES (Large Eddy Simulation) Microscale Model). The
dispersion of a mixture of nitrogen oxides (denoted as NOx—a mix of NO and NO2)
was computed, providing the simulation in which wind direction is approximately
perpendicular to the noise barriers. The barriers were assumed to be straight
and infinitely long, with a height of 3 m. Dispersion of NOx was
modeled for situations with no noise barriers along the highway, barriers on
both sides, and for a single barrier on the upwind and downwind sides of the
highway. The modelling results are presented and discussed in relation to
previous studies and the implications of the results are considered for
pollution barriers along highways.