University structure and administration

Corporate governance

The Board of Governors has overall responsibility for running the University.

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor oversees the day-to-day running of the University.

The Academic Board is responsible for academic quality and standards, academic policies, research and scholarships.

We also have an Executive Structure across the University.

The University Court advises the University on developing its objectives and considers our impact on the wider community. The Court is a non-executive body (it is not part of the formal governance structure).

A number of Subsidiary Companies also form part of the University. These Companies provide a range of services to students and staff and the wider community.

UH Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered under company number 08272294.

Internal structure and administration

The University is organised across 10 Schools of Study, 6 Research themes and a number of administrative professional Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Schools of Study

You'll find state-of-the-art facilities, academic excellence and unique engagement with the worlds of business, commerce and the public sector in all our Schools of Study:

The University is also a member of the Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium.

Research themes

6 inspiring research themes reflect our interdisciplinary strengths in some of the key global challenge areas of the 21st century. Find out more about our groundbreaking research and view key projects, news and public engagement:

Strategic Business Units

The de Havilland Campus at disk Administration at the University is organised across 9 non-academic Strategic Business Units (SBUs):