University Council

The University’s principal governing body is the Council, comprising up to 16 members. The powers of the Council are assigned in Part 3 (Division 1) of the University of South Australia Act and include:

  • overseeing the management and development of the University
  • approving strategic plans and major policies, devising or approving statutes and by-laws for the University,  
  • monitoring and reviewing the operation of the University
  • appointing, and overseeing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice Chancellor.

Council schedule to meet 7 times per year and their administrative needs are served by the Council Secretariat.  Among the Council's responsibilities are a commitment to good governance and the bestowment of honorary awards.

Areas of study and research

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