The Rector heads the University Senate. Its members are the Vice Rectors, deans, school directors and one representative from each faculty and institute. It is the decision-making body for academic matters. The Senate also makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on issues presented to it by the Board, including the granting of honorary academic degrees.
Rector: Abdullah Atalar
Vice Rectors: Adnan Akay, Kürşat Aydoğan, Orhan Aytür
Yasemin Afacan, Necmi Akşit, Tijen Akşit, Alipaşa Ayas, Emre Berk, Pınar Bilgin, Ece Göztepe Çelebi, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Halime Demirkan, Atilla Erçelebi, Erdal Erel, Ülkü Gürler, Tanju İnal, Ezhan Karaşan, Mefharet Kocatepe, Mustafa Nakeeb, Stein H. Olsen, Erdal Onar, Tayfun Özçelik, Kamer Rodoplu, Özgür Ulusoy, Tolga Yayalar, Erinç Yeldan