The university council decides on the basic rules and their amendment, elects the president and other members of the university management with the exception of the chancellor. In addition, it adopts the university's development plan drawn up by the Extended University Administration. The University Council shall decide on the establishment, amendment and cancellation of study programmes, it shall comment on the proposals concerning the state budget or the draft business plan and shall accept the President's report and adopt the corporate budget.

The members of the University Council are the elected members of the Senate and personalities from science and culture and in particular from business and professional practice (members who are not university members).