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:

Lea Ruppert-Hofmann, Paul Reinhardt, Benedikt Bierbaum und Christopher Hermes

Übersicht über die Unigremien
Übersicht über die Unigremien

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 2019 the Senate is gathered on the following dates:

  • Jan. 22nd

  • Feb. 12th

  • Mar. 12th

  • Apr. 09th

  • May 7th

  • Jun. 04th

  • Jul. 02nd

  • Sep. 10th

  • Oct. 15th

  • Nov. 12th

  • Dec. 10th

Members

Members with a right to vote in the Senate

Professors

  • Prof. Dr. Claus Altmayer, Philological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Drinck, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Gotthold Gäbel, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Alfons Käs, Faculty für Physics and Geological Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Kai von Klitzing, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Charlotte Schubert, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Thiery, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Zöllner, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies

Employees in Academia

  • Dr. Martina Emsel, Philologcal Faculty
  • PD Dr. Ute Krügel, Faculty for Medicine
  • Dr. Thomas Riemer, Faculty for Medicine
  • Dr. Alexander Yendell, Theological Faculty

Students

  • Lea-Ruppert-Hofmann (Faculty?)
  • Paul Reinhardt (Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences)
  • Benedikt Bierbaum (Faculty for Medicine)
  • Christopher Hermes (Faculty for Legal Studies)

University-employees with memberships in the Senate

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

Members in advisory capacities:


Rectorate

  • Prof. Dr. Beate A. Schücking, Director
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofsäss, Prorector for Education and International issues
  • Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger, Prorector for Research and the Promotion of Young Scientific Talent
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Lenk, Prorektor for Development and Transfer
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Dräger, Chancellor

Deans

  • Prof. Dr. Rochus Leonhardt, 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. Simone Reinhold, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Berger, Faculty for Social Studies and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Busse, Faculty for the Studies of Sports
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Max-Konstantin von Renesse, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Tilo Pompe, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Haase, Faculty for Physics und Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Sträter, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine

Equal Opportunites Officer

  • Georg Teichert

StuRa

  • Fabian Tronicke

Permanent Guest

  • Carsten Heckmann, 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. Claus Altmayer, Philological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Bechmann, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Berger, Faculty for Law Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Berger, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Enno Bünz, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Cermak, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Diedrich, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Drinck, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Karl Eilers, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Almuth Einspanier, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Gotthold Gäbel, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huschner, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Alfons Käs, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kater, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm-Kuhn, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Kai von Klitzing, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Krautscheid, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Meixensberger, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Rebecca Pates, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Popp, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Psarros, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Max-Konstantin von Renesse, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Ringel, Faculty for Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Gerik Scheuermann, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Charlotte Schubert, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Schwarz, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Jan-Christoph Simon, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Thiery, Faculty for Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Zöllner, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies

Employees in Academia

  • Dr. Benjamin Bigl, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Dr. Martina Emsel, Philological Faculty
  • Jakob Heuschmidt, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Felix Jawinski, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Hans-Christian Karger, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Dr. Bert R. E. Klagges, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • PD Dr. Ute Krügel, Faculty for Medicine
  • Dr. Jörn Lang, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Dr. Thomas Riemer, Faculty for Medicine
  • Dorothee Riese, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Dr. Alexander Yendell, Theological Faculty

Students

  • Trong Do Duc, Faculty for Medicine
  • Lasse Emcken, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Vanessa Fuguero, Philological Faculty
  • Wiebke Fürst, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Paul Georgi, Faculty for Law Studies
  • Maria Hädrich, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Nastja Hentschel, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Christoph Hille, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Christian Koch, Faculty for Medicine
  • Maximilian König, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Johannes Kündiger, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Lisa Kunze, Theological Faculty
  • Clara Mildenberger, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Nam Duy Nguyen, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Jules Oumard, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Kerstin Schmitt, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies
  • Hans Schneider, Faculty for Medicine
  • Judith Schreier, Philological Faculty

University-employees with memberships in the Expanded Senate

  • Dr. Klaus Arnold, Department 2
  • Charlotte Bauer, University Library
  • ROR Angelika Dunkel, Department 1
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, University Library
  • Dr. Olaf Hirschfeld, Internal Revision
  • Markus Lorenz, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Dr. Christoph Mackert, University Library
  • Leander Seige, University Library

Members serving in an advisory capacity

Rectorate

  • Prof. Dr. Beate A. Schücking, Director
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofsäss, Prorector for Education and International issues
  • Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger, Prorector for Research and the Promotion of Young Scientific Talent
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Lenk, Prorector for Development and Transfer
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Dräger, Chancellor

Deans

  • Prof. Dr. Rochus Leonhardt, Theological Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Drygala, Faculty for Law Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck, Faculty for History, Art- and Regional Studies (elected member entitled to a vote)
  • Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar, Philologcal Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Simone Reinhold, Educational Studies Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Berger, Faculty for Social Sciences and Philosophy (elected member entitled to a vote)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer, Economic Sciences Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Busse, Faculty for the Studies of Sports
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten, Faculty for Medicine (elected member entitled to a vote)
  • Prof. Dr. Max-Konstantin von Renesse, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (elected member entitled to a vote)
  • Prof. Dr. Tilo Pompe, Faculty for Life Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Haase, Faculty for Physics and Geological Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Sträter, Faculty for Chemistry und Mineralogy
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm, Faculty for Veterinarian Medicine

Equal Opportunities Officer

  • Georg Teichert