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University Council

  The University Council

University Council is composed as follows:

1.        Minister of Higher Education - Chairman of the Council

2.       University President, Vice-Chairman

3.       Vice Presidents of the University

4.       The Secretary General of the Council for Higher Education

5.       Deans

6.       Three experienced members appointed by the Minister of Higher Education for three years.
The council meets upon the invitation of its chairman at least once a month, and the chairman may invite the Council to a meeting if any need arises. The Minister of Higher Education may request that any issue he deems important to be included in the agenda, or postpone it before the meeting, meetings shall be valid only if attended by at least two-thirds of its members, the council a secretariat shall be assigned to one of the Council members upon nomination by the Council and the approval of the chairman.
The council decisions are issued by an absolute majority of the votes of the members present; if votes are equal the decision of the chairman will be given precedence.

The mechanism of action of University Council secretariat:

1.       The University Council Secretariat receives the issues to be submitted to the Council, and then prepare the presentation notes.

2.       Preparation of the agenda of the meetings, and invite all the members of the Council for the meeting.

3.       Preparation of minutes of meetings with the required speed and accuracy, and submit them to the Minister of Higher Education for approval.

4.       Prepare press reports about the University Council meetings according to the issues presented at the end of each session.

5.       Prepare all executive letters to the competent authorities emanating from the Council's decisions.

6.       Archive the minutes and notes of the University Council, which was submitted to the Council, to return to them when needed.

7.       Submitting financial receivables to the members of the Council.

Powers of the Council:

The University Council assumes the task of Scientific Affairs, administrative, financial, and the implementation of the general policies of the University, and has to in particular:

1.       Approve the training and scholarship plan.

2.       Suggest the establishment of colleges, institutes, departments, and research centers, and support deanships, and the proposal of amending their names, merge or abolish them.

3.       Approval of new scientific disciplines and graduate programs.

4.       Granting the academic degrees to the university graduates.

5.       Granting of an honorary doctorate.

6.       Identify the details of the academic calendar, according to the general framework for the beginning and end of the study and determine the vacations.

7.       Seconded faculty members, and send them to scientific missions, and give them the full-time leave, and termination of their services according to the rules.

8.       Approve the curricula, study plans, and textbooks, and references, according to the suggestion of colleges and institutes competent Councils.

9.       Suggests bonuses and subsidies of all kinds for students.

10.   Approval of the draft budget of the university and the submission of it to the Minister of Higher Education.

11.   Adoption of the internal regulations of the University, which do not entail financial and functional advantages.

12.   Suggest the regulations of the university or its modifying them.

13.   Discuss the annual report in order to   submit it to the Board of Higher Education.

14.   Identify the amounts to be allocated to each college, Institute, supporting Deanship and independent research center to spend them according to the financial regulations.

15.   Discuss the final accounts of the University to submit them to the Prime Minister.

16.   Approval of the extracurricular activity plans of the University.

17.   Deciding on the appointment of faculty members upon a recommendation of the Scientific Council.

18.   Accept donations, gifts, bequests, and others which are not inconsistent with the basic purpose for which the university was established.

19.   Set the rules for visiting or transferred students to or from the university.

20.   Consideration of the issues referred to it by the Minister of Higher Education or the university president or suggested by any member of the Council. The council has the right to form permanent and temporary committees from among its members or others to study what it assigned to it.