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Academic Council

The Academic Council

32. In each faculty an Academic Council is formed to undertake the tasks as set out in 15 of the Danish University Act and with a view to including the employees and the students in significant decisions at faculty level.

(2) The Academic Councils have the following duties:

1.   Awarding PhDs and doctorates.

2.   Making recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor or the person authorised by the Vice- Chancellor about the composition of professional committees to assess applicants for academic positions.

3.   Making statements to the Vice-Chancellor or to the person authorised by the Vice- Chancellor about the internal distribution of funding.

4.   Making statements to the Vice-Chancellor or to the person authorised by the Vice- Chancellor about key strategic research and educational fields and plans for knowledge transfer.

5.   Making statements about all academic matters of significant importance to the activities of the university. The Academic Council is obligated to discuss academic matters as presented by the Vice-Chancellor.

(3) In addition, the Academic Council must discuss and advise the management of the faculty in matters relevant to the development of the faculty, its organisation and finances. This includes:

1.   The development work of the faculty and the strategy for research, education and knowledge transfer.

2.   The faculty's contribution to the development contract of the university.

3.   The organisation of the faculty.

4.   The quality assurance of the faculty.

5.   Finances and budget.

6.   The employment policy in relation to research and education.

7.   The physical and social surroundings of employees and students.

8.   Student environment and well-being, including drop-out rate.

9.   Management decisions.

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