According to articles 17, 18, and 19 of the Private Universities Bylaws issued by the MoHE, each university must have a University Council consisting of all vice rectors, deans and a representative of the Council of Higher Education. The council is headed by the Rector with the most senior Vice Rector as a backup. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees may add not more than three further faculty members to the council upon the recommendation of the Rector and the endorsement of the Board of Trustees.
The University Council plays a supervisory role overseeing all academic, scientific, research and administrative affairs in accordance with the university’s mission.
The University Council meets, at a minimum, once a month with no less than two thirds of its members present. Resolutions are passed by a majority vote of two thirds. Resolutions are considered final if no objection is raised by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees within 15 days. In the case of any objection being raised, the resolution is returned to the University Council with an explanation, for reconsideration by the council. Unresolved resolutions go to the Board of Trustees for final decision.