The faculty council is the participatory decision-making body of a faculty. Half of the council is elected by and from among the members of staff and half by and from among the students of the faculty.
The staff members of a faculty council also act as joint committee where general staff policy, the application of working and service conditions and matters relating to working conditions, etc. are concerned, to the extent the dean of the faculty has powers in this respect.
Each study programme has its own departmental committee, which furnishes solicited and unsolicited advice to the dean or the programme director on everything to do with the teaching of the programme. Half of the members of the departmental committee are from the student body, the other half from the lecturers of the programme in question.