The rector is responsible for the operational management of the university, and represents the university externally. He performs all the functions and tasks that have not been assigned to any other university bodies. He is elected by the university council at the request of all faculty assemblies. The rector, together with the secretary general, the vice rectors and the administrative director form the university executive board. The extended university executive board additionally consists of the deans from each of the four faculties.

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