President

The Management Board appointed Prof. Dr. Rado Bohinc as President of EMUNI at its 64th session that took place in Piran, Slovenia on 17 January 2024. His 5-year term in office started on 2nd April 2024. 

Prof. Dr. Bohinc is a full professor of comparative business and European law, and principal researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, (UL FDV) and at the Scientific Research Center in Koper (ZRS), the latter which already closely collaborates with EMUNI. He researches EU law, comparative business law, corporate governance and social responsibility.

Prof. Dr. Bohinc has published several publications and monographs and has lectured at many universities abroad (USA – Fulbright, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Czech, Sweden, Norway, Russia, India, Nepal, South Korea, and New Zealand) while he has been a speaker at numerous national and international scientific conferences and symposiums. For more on the new President’s background, go to: www.radobohinc.si

Management Board

The EMUNI Management Board is the university’s highest authority, and its mandate is to safeguard EMUNI interests as a research, network and educational institution. Among other things, the Management Board determines the frameworks for the university’s organisation, and, together with EMUNI President and Senate, sets long-term goals for its activities and development. It is constituted of 13 members – appointed for 4 years – representing 10 different countries. 

EMUNI Management Board members are:
Prof. Hassan Nadir Kheirallah, Egypt
Prof. Mouin Hamze, Lebanon
Prof. Moustafa Bousmina, Morocco (President of Euro-Med University of Fes)
Prof. Rado Pišot, Slovenia
Prof. Lola Bañon Castellón, Spain
Prof. Maria Cristina Pedicchio, Italy 
João Lobo (Higher Education and Research at UfM)
Representative of the Slovenian Government
Karen Gladović, Slovenia (representative of EMUNI employees)
Mr. Ioannis Panagiotopoulos, Greece (representative of EMUNI students)

General Assembly

One of the main functions of EMUNI is its diverse network of higher education and research institutions across the two shores of the Mediterranean. The network currently gathers more than 140 institutions. The representatives of these institutions constitute the General Assembly, which meets annually. Among these institutions, members of the Inner Circle benefit from strengthened collaboration.

Student Council

The EMUNI Student Council is comprised of 5 members appointed by, and from amongst, students enrolled in study programmes organised and/or implemented by EMUNI. The duration of the term of office of the student council members shall be 1 year. The Student Council nominates a President from among its members, as well as its representatives to the EMUNI Management Board and the EMUNI Senate.

Members of the Student Council are:

Yara El-Turk (Chairperson), Lebanon
Elizaveta Byasova (Vice Chairperson), Russia
Moses Chikuse, Italy
Saleh Saleh, Palestine
Saeed Hussein, Egypt

 

Senate

The EMUNI Senate is regarded as the highest expert academic body of the university, responsible for overseeing all academic matters including the approval of new courses and the supervision and discipline of students. The EMUNI Senate consists of 20 members elected every 4 years and represented by: the President of the university, representatives of the EMUNI Management Board and appointed senators, in addition to the representatives of EMUNI students. The composition of the Senate takes into consideration study areas and academic disciplines, as well as guarantees the representation of all members of the Union for the Mediterranean, thus realising the mission of the university.

EMUNI Senate members are:
Prof. Dr. Rado Bohinc, EMUNI University (President), Slovenia (chairperson)
Prof. Dr. Rouchdy Zahran, Alexandria University, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Lotfi Ben Romdhane, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Prof. Dr. Mouin Hamze, CNRS Lebanon, Lebanon
Prof. Dr. Claudio Cressati, University of Udine, Italy
Prof. Dr. Dušan Lesjak, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
Prof. Dr. Luigia Melillo, Pegaso International, Malta
Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Porjazoska Kujundziski, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Rosario Sinatra, University of Catania, Italy
Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdelwahed Abdelbary, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Rony Darazi, Antonine University, Lebanon
Prof. Dr. Jaka Vadnjal, EMUNI University, Slovenia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karim Moustaghfir, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Dr. Maysoun Ibrahim, Palestine
Ambassador Hatem Atallah, Person of international renown, Tunisia
Saleh Saleh, EMUNI Student, Palestine
Elizaveta Byasova, EMUNI Student, Russia
Yara El-Turk, EMUNI Student, Lebanon
Emna Jbara, EMUNI Student, Tunisia

Habilitation Commission

The Habilitation Commission proposes to the Senate of EMUNI University the candidates for the first appointment into a title, for the re-appointment into a title or for the appointment into a higher title of research associates and higher education teachers and associates.

The Habilitation Commission bases its decision on the Criteria for the Appointment to the Titles of Researchers and higher Education Teachers and Associates at the EMUNI University in all the disciplines that form part of the study, research or artistic activity at EMUNI University and its partner institutions.

The Habilitation Commission has 3 members which are nominated among the members of the Senate. One member shall be elected from EU countries, one member from non-EU countries and one member from Slovenia to help the Commission dealing with the national legislations and procedures and can be selected from outside the Senate but should have a similar profile and academic qualifications as the Senate members.

The president shall also have the authority to select the 2 members from the EU and non-EU countries each from within the highest voted nominees, in case 2 or more nominees receive the same votes or in cases where geographical balance and/or academic diversity are not fulfilled.

The members of the Habilitation Commission are elected by the Senate of EMUNI University for a 4-year term, ending by expiry of their term or by the end of the Senate mandate. The members of the Habilitation Commission elect the Chair and the vice Chair at its first session.

The Criteria for the Appointment to the Titles of Researchers and higher Education Teachers and Associates at the EMUNI University are set out in a special act adopted by the Senate of EMUNI University.

Members of HC are:
Prof. Dr. Dušan Lesjak, Slovenia (chairperson)
Prof. Dr. Claudio Cressati, Italy
Prof. Dr. Lotfi Ben Romdhane, Tunisia

Quality Assurance Commission

The tasks and competences of the Quality Assurance Commission are the following: i) examination and evaluation of the EMUNI report on the monitoring, assessing and assuring
the quality of the university as a whole and of its study programmes and research, art and professional activities, ii) examination and evaluation of the proposals of the indicators, criteria and procedures for the monitoring of efficiency in EMUNI activity areas and iii) tasks
in accordance with the provisions of the Statute and General Acts of EMUNI. The Quality Assurance Commission has 5 members. Three members are nominated from amongst the members of the Senate, where, as a rule, 1 comes from a European country, 1 comes from a non-European country and 1 is the representative of the students. The 4th member is a representative of EMUNI employees and the 5th member is preferably a Slovenian, to help the commission deal with national legislation and procedures. The 4th and the 5th member could be nominated by EMUNI President and can be selected from outside the Senate but should have a similar profile and academic qualifications as the Senate members. The 4th and the 5th member cannot serve as the chair of the commission. The members of the Quality Assurance Commission are elected by the EMUNI Senate for a 4- year term, ending by the expiry of their term or by the end of the Senate mandate.

Members of QAC are:

Prof. Dr. Hassan Nadir Kheirallah, Egypt

Prof. Dr. Josef Shevel, Israel

Prof. Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, Slovenia

Karen Gladović, Representative of EMUNI employees 

Saleh Saleh, Representative of EMUNI Students, Palestine

Commission for Student and Study Affairs

The tasks and competences of the Commission for Student and Study Affairs are the
following: i) discussing the 2nd and 3rd cycle study programmes and the professional upgrading study programmes and their changes, ii) providing the EMUNI Senate with proposals on the changes of the existing rules and proposing new rules in the field of
education, iii) discussing proposals made by the EMUNI Student Council, iv) dealing with
issues relating to enrolment in EMUNI programmes, adopting decisions on the recognition of foreign education, recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills, and dealing with other tasks in accordance with the Statute, Senate Rules of Procedure and other internal documents. The Commission for Student and Study Affairs has 5 members. Four members are appointed from amongst the members of the EMUNI Senate. The 5th member shall be from Slovenia to help the commission deal with the national legislations and procedures and can be selected from outside the Senate but should have a similar profile and academic qualifications as the Senate members. The members of the Commission for Student and Study Affairs are nominated by the EMUNI President of EMUNI for a 4-year term, ending by the expiry of their term or by the end of the Senate mandate.

Members of CSSA are:
Prof. Dr. Karim Moustaghfir, Morocco (chairperson)
Prof. Dr. Jaka Vadnjal, Slovenia
Prof. Dr. Rosario Sinatra, Italy
Prof. Dr. Rony Darazi, Lebanon
Saleh Saleh, Representative of EMUNI Students, Palestine