Schwimmer*in im Senatssitzungssaal


Tasks of the Senate

According to the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), the Senate's responsibilities include:

  • Adoption of the university regulations, insofar as this responsibility is not assigned to the faculties
  • Adoption of the University Development Plan and the Equal Opportunities Plan, the latter in agreement with the Executive Board
  • Giving its opinion on all self-governing matters of fundamental importance, in particular on the establishment, amendment and abolition of faculties as well as on the introduction, substantial amendment and closure of degree programmes
  • Participation in the appointment of the President of the University
  • Participation in the appointment of full-time vice-presidents
  • Participation in the appointment of part-time vice-presidents.

The Senate has a comprehensive right to information vis-à-vis the Executive Board. It shall be informed before a decision is taken on the business plan and on the conclusion of a target agreement.

Members of the Senate in the term of office 01.03.2021 - 28.02.2023

The members of the Senate are elected every two years by the respective status groups, the two student members of the Senate are elected annually by the students.

The list of current Senate members can be found here.