The Senate: The University’s Parliament

The Senate in June 2018 – Photo: Magnus Schult

Chairperson of the Senate
Prof. Dr. Uwe Bornscheuer
Tel.: +49 3834 420 4367

The Academic Senate was last elected in January 2020 for the duration of two years. The student representatives in the Academic Senate were elected in January 2020 for a duration of one year. The term of office started on 1 April 2020. Alongside the Rectorate, the Senate is the second central organ of the University.

Depending on the area of responsibility, the Senate is divided into the Reduced and Extended Senate. The student members of the Senate each act for one year.

The Reduced Senate decides - with exception of the basic regulations and the election regulations - the statutes and University regulations, especially the examination and study regulations; it passes comments on the faculties’ regulations. The Reduced Senate has to be heard before any organisational subdivisions or degree courses are created, changed or terminated.

Senate Office
Jutta Schmock
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1165 
Fax: +49 3834 420 1207