Representative Bodies at Maastricht University
There are three representative bodies at Maastricht University; the University Council, the Faculty Councils and Service Councils. In May 2013 elections will take place for all members of the University Council and the Faculty Councils. In the following sections you will find a short summary of the representative bodies. For more background and detailed information please see the section Representative participation on this website.
The University Council
The central representative body at the UM, the University Council, consists of 6 representatives from academic staff section (WP), 3 from the administrative and support staff (OBP) and 9 from the student section. Employees are elected as Council members for a term of two years; students serve a term of one year.
In addition, each faculty has its own Faculty Council, which also consists of the three sections, WP, OBP and students. The size of the councils varies from faculty to faculty. Here too, staff members are elected for a term of two years and student members serve a term of one year.
There are separate representative bodies for administrative and support staff working in the Maastricht University Office and the service centers, the so-called Service Councils (six altogether). The members are elected for a term of 2 years.