Academic management within the University is highly decentralized, with executive authority exercised through the Schools, Departments and Divisions, which have a high degree of autonomy in defining their respective educational and research policies.
Each School is headed by a Dean, elected by the School’s faculty members and teaching support staff. The Dean convenes and chairs the School’s decision-making bodies: the Dean’s Council and the School General Assembly. The Dean’s Council comprises the Dean, the Department Presidents, student representative(s), and elected representatives of the teaching support staff. The General Assembly includes all faculty members of the School’s Departments, student representatives, and elected representatives of the School’s teaching support staff. The Deans are responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the School, including overseeing the School’s educational programmes and the School’s development strategy in the framework agreed by the Senate. The Deans also participates in the University’s Postgraduate Studies Committee.