What do we do?

Here you can find a short video-explainer on the University elections of 2019

The Senate is the main deliberative body of the University and is involved in all foundational decisions.


Next to us, your four-headed student-delegation, the Senate is made up of eleven Professors, four employees from academia who do not chair as professors in their fields, as well as two other University employees. The rectorate, the fourteen deans of the University and the University’s Equal Opportunities Officer act in an advisory capacity.
The four student-senators are elected in each summersemester directly by all students of the University of Leipzig.
The Senate’s monthly meetings are open to all members of the University, so please come around.

The Senate’s most important responsibilities are to electe the prorectorate, to pass the University’s development plan and to decree quality assurance regulations for the University’s courses.
The Senate also forms the most important channel of communication between students and the rectorate, especially regarding changes to the University’s institutional structure.

In essence: all matters concerning the entire University are discussed in the Senate. This entails the University’s basic order (read: the University’s constitution). Every five years, the Senate telects the University’s directort. In this case, the 21 senators are joined by another 70 elected delegates, 14 of which are students. These 91 persons form the texpanded Senatet.

On this page you will find, after each Senate-meeting is ajourned, a summary of and information on current subjects the Senate is concerned with. If you should have any questions or concerns you would like us to bring up in the Senate, we’re happy to receive those via email.

Your senators:

Johanna Zitt, Felix Reinemer, Benedikt Bierbaum und Emre Arkan

Members of the Senate and the expanded Senate

Senate

The members who have a vote in the Senate (senators) are elected as delegates of each group represented in the Senate. The Director, the Prorectors, the Deans, the Chancellor, and the Equal Opportunities Officer are members of the senate, but serve in an advisory capacity. The director prepares the Senate’s and it’s Commisions’ meetings and serves as the chambers leading chair.

The Senate’s procedural rules can be found here.

The Senate has established the following Commissions and Committees:

  • Committee to assure quality standards in teaching and studying at the University of Leipzig
  • Equal Opportunities Committee
  • Economic Committee
  • Commission to investigate allegations of scientifically improper behaviour

Meetings of the Senate

The Senate gathers – in accordance with § 56, par. 1, sent. 1 of the Saxonian Law on the freedom of Highere Education Teaching and Studying (SächsHFSG) – in meetings open to all members of the University. Personnel issues are – in accordance with § 56, par. 2 SächsHFSG – not publicized. The Senate meets in the new Senate chamber (Neuer Senatssaal), Ritterstraße 26, on the 2nd floor.

In 2022 the Senate is gathered on the following dates:

  • Jan. 18th

  • Feb. 08th

  • Mar. 15th

  • Apr. 12th

  • May 17th

  • Jun. 14th

  • Jul. 12th

  • Sep. 13th

  • Oct. 18th

  • Nov. 15th

  • Dec. 13th

Members

Members with a right to vote in the Senate

Professors

– Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy

  • Prof. PhD. Philip Clart, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Karl Eilers, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Exner, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych, Philological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Anette Kersting, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Rochus Leonhardt, Theological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Gerik Scheuermann, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Truyen, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch, Faculty for Physics and Geological Sciences

Employees in Academia

  • Marianne Aussenac-Kern,, Philological Faculty
  • Dr. Claudia Birkemeyer, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Dr. Zohreh Hosseinzadeh, Faculty for Medicine
  • Dr. Thomas Riemer, Faculty for Medicine

Students

  • Emre Arkan, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Benedikt Bierbaum, Faculty for Medicine
  • Felix Reinemer, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Johanna Zitt, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences

University-employees with memberships in the Senate

  • Charlotte Bauer, University Library
  • Markus Lorenz, Faculty for Life Sciences

Members in advisory capacities:


Rectorate

  • Prof. Dr. Eva Inés Obergfell, Rector
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Karl Eilers, Vice-Rector for Excellence Development: Research and Transfer
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser, Vice-Rector for Talent Development: Study and Teaching
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell, Vice-Rector for Campus Development: Cooperation and Internationalisation
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Dräger, Head of Administration and Finance

Deans

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Schüle Theological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Drygala, Faculty for Legal Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Beate Siebenhaar, Philological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Latzko, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz, Faculty for Social Studies and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Ringel, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Hovemann, Faculty for the Studies of Sports
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Stumvoll, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Schönwiesner, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Vahlenkamp, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine

Equal Opportunities Officer

  • Georg Teichert

StuRa

  • Renate Baricz

Permanent Guest

  • Michael Lindner, Executive department for Universitarian Communications

Expanded Senate

Responsibilities

The Expanded Senate is responsible for die Election and the Deselection of the University’s Director as well as legislation on the University’s Basic Order (Grundordnung). This is in accordance with § 81a, par. 2 SächsHSFG.

Members of the Expanded Senate


The Expanded Senate is formed by 21 members of the Senate, who are entitled to vote in its regular form, as well as another 70 elected members of the Senate’s membership-groups, who are entitled to a vote in their capacity as delegates to the Expanded Senate. This is in accordance with § 81a SächsHSFG in connection with § 15 of the University of Leipzig’s preliminary Basic Order, as well as with § 13, par. 1, nr. 1 of the University’s preliminary Basic Order and § 50, par. 1, sent. 1 SächsHFSG. The Director, the Prorectors, the Chancellor, the Deans and the Equal Opportunities Officer of the University are also members of the Expanded Senate, but serve in adivsory capacities. The Director prepares the Expanded Senate’s order of business and serves as lead chair in its meetings.

Members who are entitled to a vote in the Expanded Senate

Professors

  • Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Bechmann
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher
  • Prof. Dr. Enno Bünz
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Cermak
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Cichos
  • Prof. PhD. Philip Clart
  • Prof. Dr. Anne Deiglmayr
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Dietrich
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Karl Eilers
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eisenecker
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Exner
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych
  • Prof. Dr. Immo Fritsche
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Griese
  • Prof. Dr. Marius Grundmann
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Florian Hahnel
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Hovemann
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kater
  • Prof. Dr. Anette Kersting
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Krautscheid
  • Prof. Dr. Ute Krügel
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk van Laak
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Latzko
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Lengfeld-Philipp
  • Prof. Dr. Rochus Leonhardt
  • Prof. Dr. Grit Mehlhorn
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf
  • Prof. Dr. Gereon Müller
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Friedrich Quaas
  • Prof. Dr. Tinka Reichmann
  • Prof. Dr. Steffi Riedel-Heller
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Rohdewald
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schaefer
  • Prof. Dr. Gerik Scheuermann
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Schöneberg
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Schwarz
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Stumvoll
  • Prof. Dr. László Székelyhidi
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Truyen
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr

Employees in Academia

  • Marianne Aussenac-Kern
  • Dr. Claudia Birkemeyer
  • Dr. Dietmar Böhnke
  • Dr. Geert Castryck
  • Dr. André Ehrlich
  • Marcus Heinz
  • Jakob Heuschmidt
  • Dr. Zohreh Hosseinzadeh
  • Janika Kepser
  • Dr. Bert R. E. Klagges
  • Dr. Jörn Lang
  • Melanie Marek
  • Sibylle Reech
  • David Georg Reichelt
  • Dr. Thomas Riemer
  • Denis Saro
  • Stefanie Wiemer
  • Dr. Alexander Yendell

Students

  • Emre Arkan
  • Benedikt Bierbaum
  • Dorothée Branz
  • Mohammad Amin Dahham
  • Nico Fenske
  • Felix Fink
  • Maximilian Gresch
  • Frauke Hippler
  • Leona Krause
  • Paula Levold
  • Jasmin Redler
  • Felix Reinemer
  • Paul Reinhardt
  • Maren Reitler
  • Lisa Schreiber
  • Konstantin Schwark
  • Ala Yousef
  • Johanna Zitt

University-employees with memberships in the Expanded Senate

  • Charlotte Bauer
  • ROR Angelika Dunkel
  • Alexandra Giermann
  • Daniela Gloger
  • Oliver Gotthold
  • Markus Lorenz
  • Ina Scherbaum
  • Carmen Stieler
  • Dr. Stephan Thomas

Members serving in an advisory capacity

Rectorate

  • Prof. Dr. Eva Inés Obergfell, Rector
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Karl Eilers, Vice-Rector for Excellence Development: Research and Transfer
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser, Vice-Rector for Talent Development: Study and Teaching
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell, Vice-Rector for Campus Development: Cooperation and Internationalisation
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Dräger, Head of Administration and Finance

Deans

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Schüle Theological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Drygala, Faculty for Legal Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Beate Siebenhaar, Philological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Latzko, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz, Faculty for Social Studies and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Ringel, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Hovemann, Faculty for the Studies of Sports
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Stumvoll, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Schönwiesner, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Vahlenkamp, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine

Equal Opportunities Officer

  • Georg Teichert