The Rector's Office of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz is staffed by the Rector, the Vice-rector of Research, the Vice-rector of Art and International Affairs, the Vice-rector of Finance and Infrastructure and the Vice-rector of teaching. It is responsible for university management and represents the university to the outside world. It is in charge of any tasks which are not the responsibility of other departments or offices within the meaning of the University Act. In compliance with section 22, par. 1 of the University Act, the tasks of the Rector's Office include in particular the drafting of the statutes, the establishment of the development plan and of the organization plan and the drafting of the university's performance agreement, budget allocation and the appointment of the heads of the individual organizational units. In addition, the Rector's Office is responsible for the establishment and suspension of studies as well as for the establishment of the balance of accounts and of the intellectual capital statement of the university. The term of office of the Rector's office starts on March 1, 2012 and ends on February 29, 2016. The proceedings initiated by the senate at the Supreme Administrative Court which could cause the reduction of the term of office of the rector have not been decided on so far.