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The Senate is the highest representative body of the University of Valencia.

It is charged with the competences of regulation, resolution and control that it receives from the laws and Statutes.

The Senate is composed by: the principal, who presides it, the General Secretary, who fulfils the same role in the Senate, the general manager, and three hundred members chosen in accordance with the following distribution:

  1. One hundred fifty-three members of the doctor teaching staff and thirty-eight members of the non-publicly contracted staff or non-doctor teaching and research staff, chosen by all the teaching and research staff.
  2. Seventy-five members chosen by the students among themselves.
  3. Thirty members chosen by the administration and services staff and among themselves.
  4. Four members chosen by the research interns and among themselves.

The vice-principal and the vice-General Secretaries make up the Senate. They are entitled to speak but not to vote except if they are representatives in the Senate.

The Senate must be completely renewed every four years, except the representatives of the students, whose term of office is annual. Vacancies that occur in the aforementioned periods will be covered by the time being. The elections for the renewal of the Senate must be conducted during the first semester of the academic year.

The Senate must also be completely renewed in case of cessation of the principal in virtue of the reversal approved by the Senate and in the assumption foreseen in the article 103.1.b) of these Statutes.