Aside from the Rectorate and the University Council, the Senate is the highest governing body.
Its authorities and duties are regulated by the university’s constitution (VII, 1 to 9).
Each faculty of the university is represented by
- one professor
- one member of the central block of the academic teaching staff
- one student who is nominated by the committees of the official Austrian Representation of University Students (ÖH).
In addition, the administrational staff nominates three representatives, the outpatient clinic on representative.