The Institute of African and Asian Studies is governed by a board whose chairman is the Director of the Institute. Membership of the board includes the Vice-Chancellor of the Uni-versity and individuals from outside the Uni-versity whose work is related to the activities of the Institute.
The board determines the policy of the Institute with regard to financial and administrative affairs. It prepares and sub-mits to the University Council an annual budget. It is accountable to the University Senate in matters pertaining to courses of study, teaching, research, examinations and the award of post-graduate degrees in the Institute. The Board of the Institute submits an annual report on the Institute's activities to both the Univer-sity Senate and the University Council.
With regard to academic affairs within the Institute, there are departmental boards for each of the three departments. These boards are concerned with teaching, course content, examinations, research and degrees within their respective departments. They function as advisory bodies to the Director and the Board of the Institute on all academic matters