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Student Charter chapter 8: Management participation

Chapter 8 of the Tilburg University Student Charter: Management participation. In the Student Charter, students’ rights and duties are set out in the areas of education, tests and examinations, student facilities, participation, legal protection, etc.

Management participation by staff and students is regulated in the WHW and Tilburg University's internal regulations that are based upon it.

8.1 The University Management Structure

The Executive Board is responsible for the management and administration of the university as a whole. It consists of not more than three members and is assisted by the Secretary.

8.2 The University Council


The University Council consists of twenty-four members. Half of the members are chosen by and from among the staff and the other half is chosen by and from among the students. Members from the student section serve for one year, while members from the staff section serve for two years.


The University Council strives to promote openness, transparency, and mutual consultation within the university. The council guards against any kind of discrimination in the university in general and promotes gender equality and inclusion of persons with disabilities or chronical illnesses or students with a migrant background in particular. The University Council is also responsible for ensuring that the views and interests of staff and students with respect to the aims of education and research at the university are considered in the areas of policy and decision-making.


Specific tasks and powers of the University Council are laid down in the University Council Regulations.

8.3 The School Board

The Dean is in charge of the school. He or she is assisted by the management team or a board. Each school has a different administrative structure which is laid down in the School's Regulations.

8.4 The School Council

The School Council consists of twenty-eight members at most, half of whom are elected from among and by the school's staff and half of whom are elected from among and by school's students. The Council has the right of consent and advice with regard to laying down and changing school regulations and the Education and Examination Regulations. Its other tasks and powers are specified in the School's Regulations.

8.5 Program Committee


A program committee is appointed for each program or group of programs. The program committee has the task of advising on the promotion and safeguarding of the quality of training and has also:

a) right of assent in respect of a number of subjects of the education and examination regulations, as laid down in article 9.18 WHW and article 19 paragraph 1 sub a Structure regulation,

b) the task of making an annual assessment of the way in which the Education and Examination Regulations have been implemented, and

c) asked or unasked, advising the board of the program and the dean on all matters concerning education in the program in question (article 9.18 WHW and article 19 paragraph 1 sub c Structure regulation).


The Education Committee consists of half members elected by and from among the staff and half of the members elected from among and by the students. In consultation between the Board of the program or the Dean and the School Council can be set up in the School regulations a different method of composition of the Education Committee than an election.