The Private Foundation of the Geneva University Hospitals (hereafter, “the Foundation”) is a foundation based on private law and regulated by statutes and by articles 80 et seq of the Swiss Civil Code.
The Foundation is a private law entity and as such it falls under the authority of the Geneva ASFIP, the cantonal monitoring agency for foundations and benefits institution
It is made up of 4 groups:
- the Foundation Council
- the Scientific Advisory Committee
- the General Administration
- the Review Board
THE FOUNDATION COUNCIL
The Foundation Council is the highest body of the Foundation. It ensures that the foundation’s objectives are achieved. It has the broadest powers for managing the Foundation’s assets.
The Foundation Council meets four times per year, in March, June, September, and December.
Its mandate includes:
- Enacting the general principles and dictates necessary for the Foundation’s activities
- Setting the rules for how the Foundation is represented
- Making strategic decisions, especially those pertaining to fundraising and communications
- Researching all sources of funding that could support the goals of the Foundation
- Ensuring a balanced distribution between the different goals of the Foundation
- Deciding the allocation of donations and the method and duration of project funding, while adhering to donors’ wishes
- Defining priority themes for calls for proposals, selection procedures, and evaluation criteria
- Appointing members of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the General Administration
- Adopting annual budgets, balance sheets, accounts, and activity reports
Composition du conseil de la fondation
LE SECRETARIAT GENERAL
Composition du secretariat général
Upon nomination by the HUG and in agreement with the Faculty of Medicine, the Foundation Council appoints members to the Scientific Advisory Committee. The presidency of the committee is fully conferred upon the representative of the deanship in charge of research at the Faculty of Medicine.
The Scientific Advisory Committee may be convened by the Foundation Council at any time and provides it with expert advice. The Committee proposes the method and duration of funding for projects, as well as project objectives to be achieved. Its evaluation is based on the procedures and criteria established by the Foundation Council. The Committee may rely on outside experts, whether Swiss or foreign, as needed.