The Academic Council (AC) has general powers with regard to research and teaching at the European University Institute (EUI). It appoints the EUI’s teaching staff and draws up the rules that govern the Institute’s academic life.
It delegates a number of tasks to the Executive Committee.
AC is chaired by the President; the Secretary General acts as an ex-officio member. Other members are the professors, representatives of research fellows and researchers and the Directors of the Library and the Historical Archives of the EU.