The IIS is governed by the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and formal committees that oversee academic and administrative matters.
Our students participate, by invitation, in meetings of the Board of Governors and academic governance processes related to their educational experience. We seek to achieve high standards and academic rigour in all our endeavours, including research, publications, teaching, human resource development, and curriculum development. We ensure the quality, rigour and integrity of our research, publications and teaching through Board committees, peer review processes, and various policies and procedures.
The IIS holds a student immigration licence for the enrolment of non-EEA (European Economic Area) students as required to comply with the UK Visa and Immigration requirements set out in the Student Sponsor Guidance.
We also have to meet requirements set by the Office for Students (OfS), the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Charity Commission.
The Board of Trustees is the principal governing body, responsible for setting the strategic direction and policies governing all aspects of the IIS’s activities.
The Board of Governors is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees with delegated responsibility for the operational oversight of the organisation as defined in and regulated by the IIS’s Articles of Association.
The Academic Council is constituted by the Board of Governors as the senior academic governance body of the Institute of Ismaili Studies.