Collegiate governing bodies within the centres

The Faculty or School Council is the Collegiate Governing Body for the Centre to which it pertains.
Its duties include, among others:

  • To approve the general aspects of the academic policy of each Centre.
  • To supervise the management of the Centre´s governing and administration bodies.
  • To propose the adoption of new degree programmes and to organise post-graduate programmes.
  • To design and approve the syllabus proposals for the degree courses offered in the Centre.
  • To organise teaching in the degree courses in the areas which correspond to the Centre, and to co-ordinate and supervise the basic contents of the subjects taught in the various Departments, according to the syllabus and objectives of each degree.

Individual governing bodies within the centres

Dean/director of centre

The dean of the faculty or the director of the school is the individual governing body of the centre. This figure is responsible for the direction of the centre. He presides and coordinates its collegiate bodies, and is responsible for putting their decisions into practice.
He must be one of the professors or permanent lecturers from the centre, and is elected by the committee of the centre, and is nominated by the rector. This post holds a four-year mandate, after which the director can stand for re-election.

Vicedean/deputy director of centre

The vicedeans or subdirectors direct and co-ordinate the specific area which is assigned to them by the dean or director.

Secretary of Centre

The secretary is the validating official for the acts and agreements decided on by the governing and administrative bodies of the centre.

Collegiate governing bodies within the departments

The Departmental Council is the Collegiate Governing Body for the Department.
Its duties include, among others:

  • To plan the Department's teaching and research and organise the departmental teaching programme.
  • To organise postgraduate courses and studies within its area.
  • To approve the annual report on the teaching and research carried out by the Department.
  • To approve the distribution and uses of the annual departmental budget.