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University Council of the University of Würzburg

Members of the university council:


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Lauth

Deputy Chair:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Sendtner

Representatives of the university teachers:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Burkard 
    Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig 
    Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Lauth 
    Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller 
    Faculty of Biology
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anja Schlömerkemper 
    Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Sendtner 
    Faculty of Medicine

Representatives of the scientific staff:

AOR PD Dr. Volker Behr

Representatives of other employees:

RDin Heidi Pabst

Student representatives:

  • Simon Lindner
  • Daniel Janke

University Women's Commissioner:

Prof. Dr. Marie-Christine Dabauvalle

In accordance with § 9 Para. 1 of the Basic Rules, the members of the Presidium and the Medical Director of the University Hospital Würzburg participate in the meetings in an advisory capacity.

Ten personalities from science and culture and in particular from business and professional practice. These are for the current term of office until 30.09.2019:

  • Prof. Dr. Ekhard Salje (Vorsitzender)
    University of Cambridge - Department of Earth Sciences
  • Dipl.-Ing. Claus Bolza-Schünemann
    Chairman of the Board of Koenig & Bauer AG, Würzburg
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grewe
    Chairman of the Board of Deloitte-Stiftung, München
  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gropper
    University of Tübingen, Institute for Scandinavian Studies
  • Lic.oec. HSG Ingrid Hunger 
    Chairman of the Board of Walter Hunger GmbH & Co.KG Hydraulikzylinderwerk
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern
    University of Leipzig, Institute of Philosophy
  • Dipl.-Kfm. Baldwin Knauf 
    Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of Knauf Unternehmensgruppe, Iphofen
  • Dipl.-Phys. Reinhard Kretschmer 
    Member of the Board of Management for the Engines Division, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Peters

    University of Cologne, Institute for German Language and Literature I (Older Language and Literature)

    Institute for German Language and Literature I
    Older Language and LiteratureUniversity of Cologne

  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Werner
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Cell Biology

The University Council:

  • decides the basic order and their change by statute, as well as over requests after art. 106 exp. 2 Bay. Higher Education Act,
  • elects the President and decides on their deselection,
  • elects the other members of the university management, with the exception of the chancellor, and decides on their deselection,
  • decides on proposals for the appointment of the chancellor after nomination of suitable persons by the university management,
  • decides on the university's development plan drawn up by the Extended University Administration,
  • decides on proposals for the division of the university into faculties at the request of the Extended University Administration,
  • decides on the establishment, modification and cancellation of study programmes,
  • comments on the establishment, alteration or cancellation of scientific and artistic institutions as well as operating units by the university management,
  • shall give its opinion on the estimates relating to the State budget or the draft economic plan,
  • receives the President's report and may deliberate on it,
  • determines the corporate budget,
  • administrates the other duties assigned to it by law or by virtue of any statute,
  • is consulted before the conclusion of target agreements with the state and determines for the university the achievement of the targets specified in these target agreements.