Governance

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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the University’s highest decision-making body. Apart from the Chair, Vice-Chair, Rector, Vice-Rectors and Deans, external representatives from the Limburg Provincial Council (6), civil society (3) and the economic sector (3) also sit on the Board. Academic staff, assistant academic staff and administrative and technical staff each elect a delegate as well. The Student Council (StuRa) designates three representatives on behalf of the students. The Board of Governors meets four times a year.

Chair: Jo Vandeurzen
Vice-Chair: Hendrik Verbrugge


Executive Council

The Executive Council acts as a decision-making body for the powers delegated by the Board of Governors. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, the Rector, the Vice-Rectors and one student delegate sit on the Council. The government commissioner, the General Affairs Administrator and the Academic Affairs Administrator attend in an advisory capacity.


Senior Management Bureau

The Senior Management Bureau consists of the Rector, Vice-Rectors and Administrators and has an advisory as well as a coordinating/steering role in all policy preparation work. The Bureau has the authority to make decisions relating to all aspects of running day-to-day operations. The University Administration and the Board of Deans may also delegate tasks and powers to the Bureau.


Board of Deans

The Board of Deans is the University’s highest academic advisory body. It prepares policy proposals in the areas of education, research and scientific services. Apart from the Rector, Vice-Rectors and Deans, the General Affairs Administrator and the Academic Affairs Administrator are also part of this body. The Board of Deans meets twice a month.

Chair: Rector Bernard Vanheusden


Education Council

The Education Council advises the Board of Deans on all education-related matters (curricula, education and examination regulations, education calendar, educational quality assurance, etc.). All Faculties have a representative; the Student Council also delegates a member. The Education Council meets every month.

Chair: Vice-Rector for Education Wanda Guedens


Education Management Team (EMT)

The Education Management Team (EMT) is responsible for the quality, organisation and content of teaching in the programme. Its exact powers are described in the Academic Structure Regulations, but they encompass numerous responsibilities: from relatively minor matters such as name changes of programme components and the organisation of exams, to matters of moderate importance such as following up on action points arising from evaluation meetings, alumni or employer surveys and study time monitoring, through to major matters such as curriculum reform, preparing a multi-year strategy plan, and designing teaching methods and evaluation programmes.


Examination board

The examination board is responsible for the application of the education and examination regulations to individual students.


Research Council

The Research Council advises the Board of Deans on all research-related matters (including research policy, allocation of research resources and evaluation of research). All Faculties and Schools are represented.

Chair: Vice-Rector for Research Ken Haenen


IOF Council

The IOF Council provides (reasoned) advice to the Board of Governors of the Limburg Association of Higher Education (AUHL) on the allocation of IOF funds to mandate projects and research projects. The research institutes and centres of Hasselt University, Hogeschool PXL and the business community are represented on the IOF Council.

Chair: Vice-Rector for Research Ken Haenen


Advisory Board of Institute Directors

The Advisory Board of Institute Directors (ADIC) advises the Board of Deans on matters that directly affect the functioning of the research institutes. All institute directors sit on the body. The General Affairs Administrator and the Academic Affairs Administrator are also members of ADIC.

Chair: Rector Bernard Vanheusden


Student Facilities Council

The Student Facilities Council (STUVO Council) has the authority to submit proposals and advice to the University Administration regarding the proper functioning and organisation of the Student Facilities Office. Representatives of the Faculties and students sit on the Council. Depending on the agenda topics, external parties are also invited.

Chair: Alessia Randazzo


Statutory Advisory Committee (SCvA)


The Statutory Advisory Committee advises the University Administration on appointments of academic staff members at a higher grade than lecturer; scale classifications in the academic staff framework of teaching staff members from group 3 of the integrated programmes; deviations from the tenure track route for lecturers to be appointed; promotion of academic staff and teaching staff members in the integration framework; and evaluations of academic staff. The SCvA consists of the Rector, Vice-Rectors, Deans and representatives of all Faculties and Interfaculty Schools.

Chair: Rector Bernard Vanheusden


Faculty Board

The Faculty Board is responsible for the development and implementation of the Faculty’s strategy and policy on education and research (including integrated quality assurance and internationalisation). The Board is chaired by the Dean of the respective Faculty.


Discipline Group Board

The Discipline Group Board has powers for education and research implementation and reporting within the discipline group in question. Such groups encompass all staff who conduct research and education within the same discipline.