Student Committees are elected by the members of the constituted student body. Their tenure expires after 1 year.
Student body council of the faculty (FSR)
The student body council of the faculty is the first point of contact for students of the faculty and poses an important contact to professors and members of the staff. It consists of 5 – 9 elected members and complements itself with free members. It is responsible for the introduction of the freshmen and organizes different events for the students. The FSRs also offer different materials, like old exams. Their meetings take place weekly and publicly.
Student body council of the university (StuRa)
The student body council of the university operates as the student representation of interest for the whole university, holds the weekly meeting publicly and consists of up to three elected or seconded members per faculty (plus possibly free members). The members distribute among several departments, which cover the different scopes of duty. These departments are: Public Relations (ÖA), Study and Education (StuBi), Higher Education Policies (HoPo), Student Services and Social Affairs, Equipment, Culture and Sports as well as the executive board, which is represented by the treasurers, the speaker and the president.
Council of the doctoral candidates (ProRat)
The council of the doctoral candidates is also a representation of the interest of the student body. It represents the doctoral candidates of a university and works as a supplement to the student body council and the staff council. It is elected by a plenary assembly of the doctoral candidates.
Administration – key bodies
The members of the senate and extended senate are elected by all students of our university. In contrast to that, the members of the council of the faculty are elected by all students of the respective faculty. After all, the council of the faculty is determined to delegate students to the study commission and the audit committee.
The study commission serves as a council for the dean regarding the organization of the educational and study business. This includes proposals of implementing or changing an exam and study regulation and the evaluation of courses. The commission meets as required and is managed by the dean of the particular course. The seats are equally distributed among student representatives and university lecturers. The recommendations of the study commission are binding, as long as there is no vote against the recommendation from the council of the corresponding faculty with a majority of 2/3.
The audit committee decides with contribution of the student office upon all exam related issues of a course of study. It is the executive of the examination regulations and decides inter alia upon the registration for an exam, the crediting of study- and exam accomplishments, the consequences of violations against the exam regulations, etc. The committee consists of three university lecturers, one scientific employee and one student representative. It meets as required. You can find more information about your audit committee and its authority in your exam- and study regulations.
Council of the faculty
This council is responsible for all matters of every kind regarding the faculty. For decisions regarding the organization of a course of study, a majority of two thirds of the members or a majority of the student representatives entitled to vote is necessary. Apart from decrees regarding the study documents the council decides upon the protection of the range of courses as well as their planning, the procedure of evaluation, the implementation of course guidance and it is involved with the appeal proceedings. Additionally, the council of the faculty submits proposals for the implementation, change or termination of a course of study.
The senate deals with themes, which go beyond a faculty. This includes fundamental decisions about the education and research, candidate proposals for the election of the rector, the election of the prorectors, decisions about the regulations of the university as well as the development planning of the university. It is often necessary to take position and make a statement about different themes of current importance. For the process of decisions, the same rules are applied for the senate as for the councils of the faculties. The senate consists of up to 21 senators, including three students.
The extended senate consists of 42 univeristy lecturers, 14 acamademic employees, 14 other employees and 14 students. It is responsible for the election and deselection of the rector as well as the resolution of the basic regulation of the university. Meetings take place if required.
The rectorship consists of the rector (chair and manager of the university), the chancellor (administrating and finances) and up to three prorectors. The single departments are managed by a rectorship commission with one prorector as the chair. The tasks of the rectorship include quality control, the cooperation with other universities, the implementation of courses of study or faculties or rather their annulment, the decision upon the establishment plan and the determination of the agreement of objectives with “Staatministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst” (state ministry of science and arts).
The university council makes recommendations about the formation of the university’s profile and the improvement of the performance and competitiveness. It adopts position to reports and decisions of the rectorate. Furthermore, it approves the budget of the university. The majoritarian university external members are appointed by the “Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst” (state ministry of science and arts).
Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (state ministry of science and arts)
The state ministry develops the statewide university planning in Saxony and Saxon Higher Education Autonomy Act (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz). It is also responsible for the conclusion of the agreement of objectives with the universities.
Administrative council of the Studentenwerk Freiberg
The administrative council is the highest committee of the Studentenwerk. It consists of eight members entitled to vote and five consultant members. Students are represented on equal terms. All members work honorary in the council.
The administrative council decides about the strategy of the Studentenwerk and is inter alia responsible for the following tasks:
Resolutions upon the constitution of Studentenwerk
Decree of the regulations about the utilisation of the facilities of the Studentenwerk
Assessment and change of the economic plan
A list of members of several committees can be found here.
|consultative member of the student council in the senate||none, member of student council is also member of the senate with voting power|
|rectorship commission research||Jakob Kraus|
|electoral committee of the university||
|advisory council of the International Centre||Nicol Hillebrandova|
|rectorship commission diversity, equality and inclusion|
|advisory council computer science||Tim Otto|
|committee “Deutschlandstipendium”||(only necessary if a student member of the senate applied)|
|administrative council of the Studentenwerk Freiberg||
|LandessprecherInnenrat der Konferenz Sächsischer Studierendenschaften (a representation of student intrests in Saxony)||
|advisory council for quality management||Paulina Knott|
|friends of theatre||
|sports consultant||Betty Leibiger|
|diretorate of the association “Freunde und Förderer der TU Bergakademie Freiberg”||Sören Wobst|
|rectorship commission education||