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§ 11. Tasks of the President’s Board

1 The President’s Board is in charge of university-wide affairs. In particular, the President’s Board is responsible for

a) representing the university to the public and on Swiss and international university committees;

b) the establishment, change and dissolution of departments as well as the approval of changes to the structure of departments;

c) the development of the long-term and short-term investment plan, financial plan, budget and annual accounts as well as the annual report to be presented to the University Council;

d) the approval of the rules of the organizational units of the university;

e) appointment negotiations in cooperation with the dean of the respective faculty;

f) the appointment of assistant professors as well as university lecturers at the request of the faculties;

g) the approval of research sabbaticals and continuing education semesters as well as requests for leave from the faculties; it adopts a set of rules for this purpose;

h) the rules governing admission to studies in cooperation with the faculties, the teaching program and the criteria for granting or revoking degrees and titles;

i) the adoption of specific rules for admission to continuing education sessions and events;

j) use of financial resources from the foundations and the funds of the university’s endowment;

k) dissemination of information concerning all university-wide matters, organizing and implementing university-wide events and elections;

l) the adoption of university-wide rules for academic conduct, which are subject to approval by the Senate;

m) the archiving of university documents in compliance with the archiving laws of the contracting cantons

n) compliance with disciplinary rules;

o) the planning of the spatial development of the university in cooperation with the University Council and the supporting cantons;

p) the approval of rules for continuing education programs.

2 The President’s Board

a) has a say in establishing committees for development and structural plans as well as for appointments, and can delegate a voting member to these committees;

b)4 can authorize university units outside the faculties to award academic degrees;

c)5 has the right to control access to all university premises.

3 The President’s Board comments on all proposals submitted to the University Council by boards within the university. The President’s Board attends to the following matters in particular and submits proposals to the University Council:

a) Development and structural plans of the faculties;

b) The creation of new degree programs or the dissolution of existing programs;

c) The selection or appointment of holders of structural professorships;

d) The non-selection or termination of holders of structural professorships;

e) Rules concerning the collection of university fees in compliance with the principles detailed in § 14 University Agreement;

f) Rules governing cooperation with third parties.

4 On behalf of and in cooperation with the University Council and in agreement with the organizational units, the President’s Board is responsible for the planning of focal areas in teaching, research and services in accordance with § 7 para. 2 (b) of these Statutes.

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