The Extended Executive Board of the University is the highest governing body in academic matters (University Act § 32).
It is composed of the Executive Board of the University, the Deans and the delegates from the represented bodies. Also attending without voting rights are: the Secretary General, the General Counsel, the President of the Gender Equality Commission, the Secretary and, as a permanent guest, the Head of the Communications Office. Chairperson of the Extended Executive Board of the University is the President. The Extended Executive Board of the University meets around 10 times per calendar year.
The Extended Executive Board’s main responsibility is to give approval to the University’s mission statement, to the development and financial plan, and to the examination ordinances and ordinances for obtaining a doctoral degree compiled by the Faculties for the attention of the Board of the University. In addition, the Extended Executive Board of the University issues regulations governing the election of delegates from the represented bodies to the governing bodies of the University, approves the regulations governing the organization of the faculties, elects the University’s standing committees and decides on the recipients of venia legendi and academic titles.