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Programme Committees

Every study programme has its own Department Teaching Committee (PC), which holds meetings separately and together with the other PCs. The Department Teaching Committee advises the Programme Board and the Programme Director of the study programme concerned.

Tasks, powers and procedures of Programme Committees

The tasks and powers of the Department Teaching Committee are briefly:

  • Advising on the Course and Examination Regulations of the relevant study programme, and their amendment;
  • Advising on timetables for teaching and examinations;
  • Periodically discussing the results of the teaching evaluations of courses;
  • Advising on quality criteria that must be met by the study programme;
  • Advising on possible review of the curriculum.


For each study programme, a PC meets several times a year to discuss questions relating to that study programme. The agenda of these meetings includes, in any case, the evaluations of the courses of that study programme and, in connection with these evaluations, the structure of the curriculum and the quality of the study programme. In addition, all the PCs hold a joint meeting a few times a year to discuss topics relating to all the study programmes, such as the Course and Examination Regulations, the curricula and the timetables for teaching and examinations. For the tasks and powers, appointment and procedures, see also Article 29 of the Regulations of the Faculty of Humanities.

Composition of Programme Committees

Half of the members of the Department Teaching Committee (PC) are students, and the other half are teaching staff. The chair of a PC is the Programme Director of the relevant study programme.

Manual for Programme Committees

Further information on the tasks, responsibilities and working procedures of the Programme Committee is available in the faculty’s Manual for Programme Committees.

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