The Academic Council is a senior collegial body, which performs general management of Skoltech educational, research and innovational activities. The Academic Council implements a framework of shared governance, enabling joint consultation and decision-making of Skoltech faculty and leadership. The Academic Council is chaired by Skoltech President Alexander Kuleshov and co-chaired by Skoltech Provost Rupert Gerzer.
The Academic Council has the authority on the following major academic affairs:
- to determine basic principles of education and teaching, define quality policy, requirements, standards and mechanisms for improving educational programs,
- to develop and approve a general strategy for research and innovation, analyze and evaluate results of research and development; make decisions on establishment, reorganization and liquidation of the laboratories in the Institute,
- to approve basic terms for Russian and international academic partnerships,
- to determine requirements for faculty and research staff positions, appoint and promote faculty.