Management bodies of the Faculty are the Dean and the Faculty Council and the consulting body for business matters is Collegium consisting of the dean, the vice-deans, the chairs of departments, and the general secretary.
The Dean acts as the head of the institution whose jurisdiction is stipulated by the Article 15 of the Faculty Statute:
(1) Dean acts as a head of the Faculty and unites the academic and the management function at the Faculty. The sign of the dean’s honour is the dean’s chain.
(2) Dean represents and procures the Faculty
(3) Dean is deputised in his absence by the vice-dean or the person authorised by him
(4) Dean can, through a general or specialised power of attorney, transfer his authorisation of representation of the Faculty to other faculty members. Content and range of such power of attorney is defined by the dean. For issuing a general power of attorney the dean has to obtain concordance of the Faculty Council.
(5) Dean chairs the Faculty Council sessions, prepares, convenes and conducts the sessions and assures the implementation of decisions and conclusions of Faculty bodies and performs all other business defined by laws, this Statute and the Constitution of the University of Zagreb.
(6) Dean maintains the decisions of the Senate and the Council of the Biotechnical Field
(7) Dean, along with the tasks mentioned in paragraphs 5 and 6 of this Article:
(8) In cases when the dean takes decisions for which administrative procedure is foreseen, or a two-step decision, in the first step the vice-deans or the general secretary are liable and in the second step the dean is responsible.
Dean: Jadranka Frece, PhD
Vice-deans and the general secretary help the dean in performing his tasks.
Vice-dean for education performs and manages all the tasks connected with conductance, survey, analysis and up-grade of all study programmes at undergraduate and graduate level. Vice dean for tuition chairs the Tuition Board which helps him execute his duties, and should he find appropriate, he can form ad hoc work groups to help him execute particular tasks outside the range of his regular duties. He particularly takes care of activities foreseen by the annual „Plan of Faculty activities in the field of quality assurance“. Vice-dean for education manages the activities of the Office for students and directly contacts students and their representatives with the aim of solving particular problems connected with the tuition process. He regularly reports to the Faculty Council on his activities, as well as on those of the Committee for Education at the regular Council sessions, and by submitting the annual report.
Vice-dean for education: Višnja Gaurina Srček, PhD
Vice-dean for science chairs the Committee on Science and, together with the Committee, monitors and analyses the realisation of research activities defined by the Faculty's strategy. He prepares and assures bringing into power all ordinances and criteria foreseen by the quality assurance system for research activities. He regularly surveys and analyses procedures of elections for the research positions and accordingly moves changes and amendments to „Additional criteria” of the Faculty in the process of promotions to research positions in order to assure quality level of published papers according to international recognition standards and to promote scientific excellence on occasions of promotions to highest positions as well as in processes of premature promotions. In collaboration with the vice-dean for international relations he promotes all forms of international collaboration in frame of research projects. He proposes criteria for awarding faculty members' scientific excellence to achieve higher motivation for quality research bringing about Faculty's international recognition, as well as the recognition of the University of Zagreb as the educational institution which leans its study programmes on the own scientific contribution. He regularly reports to the Faculty Council on his activities, as well as on those of the Committee on Science at the regular Council sessions, and by submitting the annual report.
Vice-dean for science: Karin Kovačević Ganić, PhD
Vice-dean for international relations manages activities of the International Relations Office and integrates tasks connected with the students' and teachers' mobilities through ERASMUS, CEEPUS, TEMPUS and other mobility networks, he organises the stays of incoming foreign students and teachers at the Faculty, agreements, ratification and realisation of international bilateral and multilateral agreements, as well as the organisation and participation in international joint studies. He chairs the Committee for International Relations.
Vice-dean for international relations: Mladen Brnčić, PhD
Vice-dean for business matters and finances indirectly manages financial and accounting services of the Faculty in collaboration with the Head of the Finance and Accounting Office. He also shares responsibility for the fiscal management of the Faculty. He is liable for the creation of the business, development and strategic policy, Faculty budget, financial plan for the running year and the three years to follow, as well as the annual investments plan. His task is also to prepare all relevant documents for the public procurement procedures and to conduct these procedures within the frame of the corresponding laws and to control and survey the Faculty procurement service. In collaboration with the Premises manager he proposes the investments and maintenance plan for the running year and the three years to come and takes care of the realisation of this plan. Besides, he participates in financial revenues, expenditures of state budget funds and all expenses towards the state budget as well as in conductance financial controls and revisions in accordance with the corresponding laws. Furthermore, he participates in activities of all boards and Faculty management bodies in connection with financial liabilities and forms of expenses, concluding contracts and conducting legal commitments. He also participates in resolving questions within his scope of activities as well as other tasks in accordance with the decisions of the dean or the Faculty Council. Not less than twice a year he reports at the Faculty Council sessions on the financial situation at the Faculty and he submits an annual report on the business matters to the Council.
Vice-dean for business matters and finances: Damir Ježek, PhD
General Secretary is the head of the General issues unit which is in charge of management, administrative and technical issues at the Faculty. On top of it, he provides expert legal opinions and explanations on the implementation of laws and other legal issues to the dean and the Faculty Council, he formulates proposals of general ordinances and is liable for performance of legal, administrative and other general tasks at the Faculty.
General Secretary: Elvira Katanić
The Faculty Council
The Faculty Council is an expert body of the Faculty elected according to Article 19 of the Statute of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology.
Members of the Council are:
The Faculty Council performs these tasks: