University Council

Articles governing the University Council:


Article Nineteen:

 The University Council includes:

The Minister of Education (Chairman)

University President. (Vice Chairman)

University Vice Presidents (Members)

Secretary General of the Education Council.

Deans (Members)

Three appointees by the Minister of Education for a period of three years.

Article 20:

In adherence with the Council of Higher Education’s the system, regulations, requirements and decisions, the University Council is responsible for the management of academic, administrative and financial affairs, and the implementation of the general policy of the university, and in particular it has the authority to:

Approve training and scholarship plans.

Suggest founding of colleges, institutes, departments, research centers, and supporting deanships, and suggest amending, merging or canceling of their names.

Approve academic majors and graduate programs.

Grant graduates academic university degrees.

Grant Honorary Doctorates.

Determine academic calendar details for the beginning and end of the study in accordance with the general framework and the holidays that occur during it.

Funding faculty members, deputizing them, delegating them for scientific missions, granting them sabbatical leave, and end of services in accordance with the rules regulating.

Approval of curricula, study plans, textbooks and references based on the proposal of the councils of colleges and specialized institutes.

Suggest rewards and subsidies for students of all kinds.

Approve the university draft budget and submit it to the Minister of Education.

Approve university internal regulations, which do not entail financial or functional advantages.

Propose or amend university regulations.

Discuss the annual report in preparation for presenting it to the Education Council.

Determine the amounts allocated to each college, institute, support deanship, and independent research centers for expenditure within the limits of the financial regulations.

Discuss the final account of the university in preparation for submitting it to the Prime Minister.

Approve the extracurricular activity plans of the university.

Decide on the appointment of faculty members based on the recommendation of the Scientific Council.

Accept donations, bequests, etc. provided that they do not conflict with the basic purpose for which the university was established.

Lay down rules governing visiting or transferring students to and from the university.

Consider issues referred to it by the Minister of Education or the President of the University, or via the appropriate proposes any member of the Council.

The council may form permanent or temporary committees from among its members or others to study what it assigns to them.


Article 21:

The council meets at least once a month by invitation of its chairman. The chairman may invite the council to a meeting if a need arises, and must invite to it if one-third of the members submit a written request to that effect.


The Minister of Education may request the inclusion of any issue deemed in the agenda, or postpone it before the council convenes, and its meetings will not be valid unless attended by at least two-thirds of the members.



Article 22:

The decisions of the board shall be issued by unanimous votes of present members, and if votes were equal, the Chairman prevails.