The Senate is the managing and professional body of the University and it consists of representatives of the University’s units and student members.
The Senate has the authority to elect the Rector of the University and Vice-Rectors. The Rector presides over the sessions of the Senate. The Vice-Rectors take part in the work of the Senate without the right to vote. The Senate passes the University Statute and decides upon teaching, scientific, artistic and higher professional activities. Furthermore, the Senate passes the study programmes of the faculties and defines the scientific and artistic fields of study.
The University Senate adopts annual and four-year programme for the development and operation of the University, makes proposals to the National Programme for scientific and research activities in the Republic of Macedonia, decides on awarding the title of honorary doctor of science (doctor honoris causa) and title of honorary professor of the University (professor honoris causa ). The Senate also performs other duties in accordance with the Law and the Statute of the University.