At the highest institutional level, the DI is governed by a Board of Trustees (BoT). It appoints the DI president and, on the recommendation of the president, the vice president for academic affairs (provost) and the executive director of administration and finance. The DI president appoints the dean for each school, and the dean of students’ affairs.

The academic and administrative affairs of the DI are governed by the Doha Institute Council, the highest executive body, chaired by the president. At the level of the school, mechanisms are in place to encourage autonomous governance.

Doha Institute Council

As the DI's highest executive academic body, the Doha Institute Council (DI Council) approves and implements academic policies and approves decisions or proposals brought forth by the schools and programs.

The DI Council consists of the highest senior executive management of DI: the president (who chairs the Council), vice presidents, the executive director of administration and finance, the deans of schools, and the dean of students' affairs.

School Governance

Each School is headed by a dean appointed by the DI president and reports to the vice president of academic affairs. Further, the Schools are divided according to academic programs, which are led by a program head. Each program head is responsible for the administration and academic development of the program.

The primary governance organ at the school level is the School Council, which is chaired by the dean. To encourage democratic governance and adequate representation, full-time faculty are also members of the School Council. In addition to recommending graduating candidates for degrees. 

About DI Board of Trustees

Guided by the authority conferred on it by the Institutional Bylaws, the BoT establishes policies for its internal operations, and elects from among its membership standing committees with specific mandates to assist in carrying out its duties.

The BoT is linked to the DI through the president and works to evaluate the DI's performance, overseeing the institutional long-term planning and affairs of the DI, including financial, academic, and organizational planning.