RSU Senate was elected at the Constitutional Assembly on 27 October 2015.
The Senate of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is the supreme collegial administrative and decision-taking body of the university which approves and governs the university’s activities and supervises compliance with RSU principal objectives.
Convent of Councillors
RSU Convent of Councillors is an advisory institution whose principal task is to advise the RSU Senate and the rector on matters pertaining to the university’s development strategy. The members of the Convent of Councillors are elected for the term of three years in an open vote by the RSU Senate. Considering the traditions of the university, the status of a councillor is regarded an expression of honour towards the elected members. The meetings of the Convent are chaired by the Convent’s chairperson appointed by the Senate.
Tasks of the Convent of Councillors
- To advise the Senate and the rector on matters pertaining to the university’s affairs which fall within the area of authority of the members of the Convent;
- To provide an opinion on the university’s strategy, internal draft regulations and other draft documents;
- At the initiative of the Convent or according to the recommendations of the Senate or the rector, to develop the university’s strategy, internal regulations or other draft documents.
The Convent of Councillors may initiate the discussion on some specific matter at the Senate or the Constitutional Assembly, likewise to request and receive from the university’s officials and structural units any documents or information required for the work of the Convent.
The Convent of Councilllors meets on proposal by the Chairman or by no less than one third of Council members. Minutes are kept of all Convent meetings and decisions are made via open ballot.