Each faculty authorised by the University Council to enroll doctoral students, must appoint a standing committee dealing with matters pertaining to the studies. The role of the standing committee is to: discuss and evaluate applications; approve changes in study plans, and other matters assigned by the faculty. Committees in all faculties are required to confer on the supply of courses at the University on doctoral level and be the liaisons to the Graduate School. The schools can also appoint joint standing committees with representatives from each faculty within the school. The school’s standing committee can take over the role of the faculty’s standing committee or act as a consulting committee. In that case the members of the consulting committees must be the chairpersons of all the faculties’ standing committees. The school’s standing committee or the school’s consulting committee act as liaisons to the Graduate School. The Schools’ special regulations on doctoral studies stipulate further the organisation of standing committees.