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 Academic senate


The Academic Senate is the advisory body which ensures the cohesion of the University in pursuing its mission. This body is responsible for coordinating, prospecting and planning educational and scientific matters beyond the scope of the courses. 

The University Senate shall sit in plenary sitting or in specialized committees, namely the Scientific Committee, the Pedagogical Committee and the Planning Committee.

The composition of the Academic Senate is as follows: the Rector (who chairs), the presidents of the courses, the heads of the Pedagogical Councils within the respective courses; the president of the Cultural Council, the president of the Students' Union (AAUM), the administrator of the University, the administrator of the Social Services; one student for each Pedagogical Council within the respective course; three representatives of professors and researchers with a doctoral degree; three student representatives; and two representatives of non-teaching and non-research staff.