UBT Governance

The governance of UBT is regulated by the Statute of the institution.  As a private bearer of higher education, UBT statutory regulations respond to the requirements and practices sanctioned by the Law on Higher Education, the Administrative Instruction for the Accreditation of Private Bearers of Higher Education (PBHE), Administrative Instruction for the Licensing of PBHE, Administrative Instruction for Business Registration of the Ministry of Trade and Employment Law of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

UBT is governed by: UBT Board, Academic Council, President and Steering Committee. Every statutory body has standing and ad-hoc structures, sub-committees and working groups. The Governing Board is collectively responsible for the management and control of affairs of the College and for ensuring that an effective system of internal internal control and representation is implemented in the institution.

UBT Board

The role and membership of the UBT Board are set out in the Article 32 of the Statute. The Board is responsible for general policy development, financial policies and those pursuant to the mission and vision. It is responsible for determining the overall policy-direction and development of UBT, adopt the Strategic Development Plan, confirm the annual budget and implement accountability and transparency requirements. The Board refrains from regular academic and management matters. Membership  of the board includes appointee by the founder, appointees by Academic Council, Student Union, industry and partners.

Academic Council

The Academic Council is the principal academic body of UBT. The role of Academic Council is set out in Article 21 and 22 of the Statute. The Council is responsible for academic policies, implementing academic policies and overseeing academic performance of the College. It is authorized to adopt study programmes, to propose departments of study, issue guidelines about study programmes, curricula and authorize the award of scientific degrees. The Council has the power to promote academic staff, confirm academic staff appointments and represent the College on academic issues.  The Academic Council is authorized to establish Committees and Working Groups on matters related to study and academic implementation. Members of Committees and Working Groups can derive from academic staff, students and other external stakeholders.


The President is responsible for the academic and administrative management of the College. In implementing the policies and normative acts of the College, the Dean is assisted by the Director of Academic Affairs and Director of Research. Subject to statutory limitations, the President ex officio chairs the Academic Council and proposes staff, heads of departments and administrative support offices.  The full range of powers, nomination procedure and tenure are set out in Article 24 of the Statute.

Steering Committee

In line with the Statute Article 26 and to foster a culture of integrated planning and implementation of daily academic and administrative affairs, the UBT has a Steering Committee. The SC is headed by the President and gathers ex officio heads of departments and services for a better coordination of academic and support services. The Council meets on weekly basis to advise  and assist the President on strategic planning, study programmes implementation, implement the quality recommendations, implement and coordinate the Academic Calendar, ensure timely response to emerging needs, assess and allocate administrative staff support, assess and ensure adequate physical infrastructure and develop and allocate institutional budget.