The Board is Aarhus University’s highest authority, and its mandate is to promote the university’s interests as an institution of research and education. The Board determines the framework for the university's organisation and sets long-term goals for its activities and development.
The senior management team consists of the rector, the pro-rector, the university director and the deans of the five faculties. The rector is responsible for the day-to-day management of the university within the framework set by the Board. The other members of the senior management team undertake their duties under the authorisation of the rector.
The senior management team is supported by the Rector's Office.
In addition to the senior management team, the executive management of Aarhus University consists of the vice-deans and the department heads, all of whom perform their duties and responsibilities by authority of the Rector.
The Administration serves the Board, the senior management team, the faculties, appointed committees and other decision-making bodies. The Administration is managed by the university director in cooperation with the five deputy directors and the four administrative centre managers.