The activities of the Department are governed by two decisional bodies, the Council and the Board, chaired by the Head of Department. Supporting bodies are the Scientific Committee and the Education Committee.
The Head of the Department is responsible for administrative and strategic management as well as for the management of services. The Head of the Department is the legal representative of the Department, dealing not only with all administrative and institutional matters but also with research contracts. Furthermore, the Head of the Department is responsible for implementing the decisions taken by the Department Council and Board, for coordinating the various administrative acts necessary for the research and educational activities of the research lines and for the supervision of departmental services.
The Council, composed by the Head of the Department, all the members of the faculty, three representatives of the technical-administrative staff and one representative of the PhD students, discusses and approves the administrative acts and deliberates upon the assignment of resources and strategies.
The Board is composed by the Head of the Department, the Deputy Head, the Administrative Manager, one member of the Scientific Committee, one member of the Education Committee, one faculty member elected by the Department Council and one member of the Administrative staff. The Board implements and develops the various deliberations made by the Council and coordinates the strategic services of the Department.
The Scientific Committee is coordinated by a Chairman and is composed by three faculty members. The Scientific Committee is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the scientific plan of the Department, for monitoring and harmonising the various research activities, it assesses planning and research results of the various research laboratories and prepares an annual summary of the Departmentís scientific production.
The Education Committee is coordinated by a Chairman and is composed by three faculty members. The Education Committee is responsible for monitoring the education activities offered by the Department faculty, the distribution of education workload among the Department faculty, the promotion of new education initiatives.