The University Council wields supreme decisive authority within the University and is in charge of matters concerning the University in general and shapes a comprehensive policy for it. The University Council also contributes to and organizes supervision of and cooperation amongst faculties and their communications with parties outside the university including cooperation with other schools and research institutes. The University Council has decisive authority in matters relating to the university, as prescribed by law and as regulation more specifically stipulates. The University Council during winter of 2012 - 2013 consists of the following members:
Stefán B. Sigurðsson Rector, Chair
Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir Director, repr. The Ministry of Education
Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir Lecturer, repr. HA staff members
Hjörleifur Einarsson Professor, repr. HA staff members
Hafdís Erna Ásbjarnardóttir, Student
Finnbogi Jónsson Director, appointed by The University Council
Svanfríður I. Jónasdóttir Mayor, appointed ny the University Council
Hallur Gunnarsson Computer Specialist, repr. The Ministry of Education
Ingveldur Tryggvadóttir Record´s Manager, repr. HA staff members
Óskar Þór Vilhjálmsson Technician, repr. HA staff members
Aníta Einarsdóttir, Student
Sigrún Stefánsdóttir Dr. in Mass media Studies, appointed by The University Council.
Letters to the University Council are to be in the hands of the rector's secretary at least one week before a meeting of the University Council.