For each College/School and Graduate School, the respective Council is the academic body which makes decisions regarding the organization of teaching activities and the awarding of degrees. The Council is presided over by the Dean/Director and includes members elected from among the faculty members. The Council meets approximately once a month. The Council has three main rights: the right to advise, to approve and to propose to the University Academic Council. During these meetings, topics are discussed like the faculty’s finances, education and examination regulations, internationalization of the faculty, diversity, staff policies, facilities and much more. Similarly, the respective Executive Council is presided over by the Dean/Director and includes members elected from among the faculty members. The council meets approximately once a month to discuss student applications, student course transfers, and student petitions.