The Faculty Council is a consultative platform, that is, the council advises the Faculty Board about policy with regard to research and teaching and about the budget. The Board must have the approval of the Council in the following two situations: changes to the faculty regulations and changes to the Teaching and Examination Regulations.
The Faculty Council has 18 members:
- 9 members are elected from among the staff (appointed for 2 years)
- 9 members are elected from among the students (appointed for 1 year)
The Presidium of the Faculty Council consists of the chair (one of the staff representatives) and the vice chair (one of the student representatives).
The term begins on 1 September of the year in which the elections for the section in question have taken place. The elections for the Faculty Council are organized in accordance with the RUG Electoral Regulations.