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General Council

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The General Council is the highest collegial body in the university of governance and strategic decision-making. Its action is bounded to the fulfilment of the mission of the University and the pursuit of public interest. 

It is composed of twelve teacher and researcher representatives, four student representatives, a representative of non-teaching and non-research staff and six external personalities of recognised merit. The president is elected by absolute majority by its external members.​