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FACULTY ADMINISTRATION

According to the existing legal framework, Faculty is the basic academic unit which covers the discipline of a science and grants a single degree that may have orientations or specializations. Faculties corresponding to relative sciences comprise a School. The Faculty of Biology, together with the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology & Geoenvironment and the Faculty of Informatics & Telecommunications establish the School of Science.

Like all Faculties of the Greek Higher Education Institutions, the Faculty of Biology is administered by: the Faculty Council, the Faculty Board, the Faculty Chairman and the Deputy Chairman, who replaces the Chairman when he is absent, unavailable or lacking.

The Faculty Council consists of Academic/Teaching & Research Staff, student representatives equal to 50% and postgraduate student representatives equal to 15% of the Teaching & Research Staff who are members of the Faculty Council.

In the Faculty Council also participate representatives of the Special Laboratory Teaching Staff, the Special Technical Laboratory Staff as well as non-doctoral Assistants, Scientists and Curators when members of the respective categories of personnel holding permanent posts in the Faculty. Each of these three categories of personnel participates in the Faculty Council with representatives equal to 5% of the Teaching & Research Staff who are members of the Faculty Council.

The Faculty Council: a) decides on issues such as Cources, Studies Regulations and the award of scholarships to graduate students, b) validates the decisions of the Departments (teaching assignments, textbooks, etc.) and the Faculty Board (funds allocation), c) proclaims academic posts and elects new Faculty Members.

The Faculty Board consists of the Faculty Chairman and the Deputy Chairman, the Heads of Departments, two (2) undergraduates and one (1) graduate student representatives, as well as a representative of the Special Technical Laboratory Staff or non-doctoral Assistants, Scientists and Curators (when discussing issues that affect them).

The Faculty Chairman: a) convenes the Faculty Council, and the Faculty Board, b) prepares their agenda and chairs them, c) proposes to the Faculty Council for various areas of its responsibility, d) ensures the implementation of the Faculty Council's and Faculty Board's decisions, e) establishes Committees for studying and forwarding specific issues and f) supervises the administartion of the Faculty.