The Council is a joint municipal body of students and lecturers participating in the programs of the Doctoral School, as well as graduates. With the exception of student representation, only professionals with an academic degree can be members.
His responsibilities include:
gives an opinion on the proposal to establish doctoral schools;
decides on the initiation of doctoral degree acquisition procedures, credit recognitions, the requirements of the complex examination, the awarding, naturalisation and revocation of the doctoral degree,
on the proposal of the doctoral schools, appoint the members of the doctoral selection committee, the members of the jury and the official judges, establish the complex examination committee, and approve the persons of the doctoral supervisors and the lecturers of the doctoral school, which may delegate powers to the doctoral council;
determines the list of languages that can be accepted as the first foreign language (first language exam) within the foreign language requirements for obtaining a doctoral degree,
decides on the application for a closed defence based on the opinion of the jury, which may delegate its authority to the doctoral council;
gives an opinion to the Senate on the proposals of the Rector for the award of an honorary doctorate and an honorary doctorate and professor, as well as on the proposal to terminate the doctoral school;
elects the heads of the doctoral schools of the higher education institution, appoints and dismisses the members of the council of the doctoral school.