The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by decision of the Government for a maximum of six years following a proposal by the Board of the University. The employment may be renewed, but not more than twice in each of a maximum of three years.
The Vice-Chancellor's responsibility is, directly under the board, to manage the activities at the university and to be part of the university's board. The Vice-Chancellor is also chairman of the University's Disciplinary Board and the University's Staff Responsibility Committee.
As head of the university authority, the Vice-Chancellor must ensure that the business is conducted in a constitutional and efficient manner. The Vice-Chancellor may delegate his or her duties unless otherwise specified, but decide in the following matters:
The Vice-Chancellor has a deputy who serves in the Vice-Chancellor's place when he is not in office. The deputy also replaces the Vice-Chancellor to the extent decided by the Vice-Chancellor. At University West, the Vice-Chancellor's Deputy is named Pro-vice-chancellor. The Pro-vice-chancellor is appointed by the University Board.