Boards, commissions and committees

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The main policy guidelines and decisions are adopted by the boards, commissions and committees. These bodies are at the heart of the University of Bordeaux's democratic process and govern its activities and management.

Photo : Board of Directors - Carreire Campus © University of Bordeaux
Board of Directors - Carreire Campus © University of Bordeaux
  • Forums conducive to discussion
  • Members elected by the university community
  • Governing bodies where teachers, lecturer-researchers, administrative staff and students are represented

Central boards

University policy-making is done by central boards made up of elected members, teachers, students, administrative staff (BIATSS) and external individuals.

  • Board of directors

    The board of directors defines the university's policies (in French)

  • Academic board

    The academic board ensures coherency and coordination between the education and research policies (in French)

Commissions and committees

Other commissions and committees prepare decisions for the central boards on specific topics and sectors of activity, or discuss working conditions and participate in labour relations within the university.

Competent bodies for all staff

Technical Committee

The technical committee is a consultative body responsible for examining collective issues relating to the organisation and operation of the university, the management planning for staff, jobs and skills, statutory rules and regulations relating to salary scales, the main guidelines for compensation policies and the development of professional skills and qualifications, professional equality, parity and the fight against discrimination of any kind. It concerns all staff, whether teaching faculty or support staff.

Consult the administrative decree specifying the members (in French)

Committee for Health, Safety and Working Conditions

The Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee is an institution that represents university staff. It specialises in health and safety at work as well as working conditions. The committee must meet at least three times a year.

Internal Commission for Teaching Staff Level I & II

This commission is consulted to examine cases concerning promotions, grading, tenure, renewal of internships or any other issue relating to the individual situation of Level I & II teaching staff assigned to the university.

Competent bodies for contractual staff

Joint Consultative Commission for Non-Tenured Sfaff

This commission has jurisdiction over all contractual staff under public law (incl. contractual doctoral students) working within the framework of the university's missions. It is a joint commission comprised of representatives from the university administration and staff.

Competent bodies for tenured staff

Joint University Committee

Joint university commissions are in charge of examining individual decisions not in a BIATSS civil servant's favour. The decisions are then submitted to the appropriate national commission. The commissions no longer examine individual situations dealing with mobility and promotion.

Bodies with local initiatives 

Commission for Labour Relations

The Commission for Labour Relations is a forum for dialogue between the representatives of the administration and the staff (representatives sitting on the technical committee) concerning any regulatory measures relating to human resources, taken by the university prior to the holding of the technical committee meetings.
For example, the topics discussed deal with employment, provisions and guidance in favour of BIATSS staff, teachers, lecturer-researchers (mobility, promotion, career development, etc.), the quality of life at work, plans for restructuring and reorganisation, etc.