Kasiani, Suhariningsih, Bambang Winarno, Iwan Permadi
Abstract: Foundations merger of private universities might be one of the solution when one specific foundation is not able to manage its universities. By mergering with other university foundation, it will be easier for unifying foundation to manage and solve problems of unified foundation. Foundation and university are two different entities in which there three component existing in universities namely lecturers, students and staff. All of them are inseparable component of universities. Therefore, those elements are the most crucial ones in merger. Problems that will be explored in this study is that how can legal protection settlement for lecturers, staffs and students during merger of foundation of universities in case of loss This is a normative law study by using statutes and conceptual approach. Analysis technique used is analytical prescriptive analysis to produce prescriptive law study. The findings show that Law on Foundation has not given clear regulation on legal protection for those involved in legal enterprise of foundation which in this case is University. In addition, National Law no 12 of 2012 on Higher Education doesnt give sufficient legal protection for lecturers, staff and students. Though, Law no 14 of 2004 on Teacher and Lecturers gives legal protection for lecturers and education staff is under protection of Law No 13 of 2003 on employment. Students do not have legal protection.
Keywords: Foundation, Merger, Protection for Students