In general, all types of institutions of higher education are represented in the delegations. They are given a mandate by the Board of the Rectors' Conference and their purpose, just like the delegates, is to coordinate across different types of institutions of higher education, to develop strategic positions and to plan corresponding measures for specific issues. The General Secretariat of swissuniversities is responsible for their administration. The Board set up the delegations and elected their members and presidents (Art. 16 para. 2 let. 2 OReg-RK) in March 2015.