The Advisory Board

Paris-Dauphine created the Advisory Board in its new 2015 statutes. This Board is composed of a maximum of ten members, appointed by the Administrative Board from a set of internationally recognised professionals in the area of higher education, research, and economic management. The Board can, of its own initiative, draw the attention of the university to any questions regarding general policy and strategy.

Two different authorities develop the establishment's decisions:


The Boards are elected by popular vote. The three core administrative boards are inter-departmental, while the department boards work across departments and disciplines.

    Administration Board

    The Administrative Board is the main authority for strategic and policy decisions. It decides university policy: the strategic action plan, the budget and the in house regulation. It exercices disciplinary authority with regards to professors and other participants (students, non-teaching staff, visitors). Since the 2015 statutes, the Administrative Board has 34 members: 8 students, 7 professors, 7 associate professors, 4 administrative staff and 8 external members (including 2 from overseas).

    The Student Life and Studies Board

    The Student Life and Studies Board advises on undergraduate, graduate and Executive Education programmes as well as proposed curricula. It considers the students' working and living conditions, facilitates their orientation and their entry into the jobs market, and encourages cultural, athletic, social and associative activities. It also examines issues to do with medical and social services, libraries, and documentation centres, as well as services for disabled students. It is a safeguard of the students' political and union-related liberties. The Student Life and Studies Board has 24 members, including 10 students and 2 external members.

    click here to download the list of members of the Student Life and Studies Board (CEVU)

    The Research Board

    The Research Board advises on research policy and the allocation of research funds. It ensures coordination between education and research. The Research Board has 24 members, including 3 PhD students, and one external member. It elects a Vice-President.

    click here to download the list of members of the Research Board (CS) 


    The Committees bring together the heads of departments and services. They are hierarchical in nature and are more operational than the Boards. They address subjects submitted for approval to the Boards, and implement the Boards' decisions.

    Policy and strategic decisions

    Administrative Board

    Executive Committee

    Management Committee

    Research and pedagogical decisions

    Research Board

    Student Life and Studies Board

    Department Boards

    Committee of Directors

    Operational decisions

    Council for Hygiene and Safety

    Committee of Administrative Heads

    Governance structure