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.
In the following German video clip the tasks of the senate and the extendes senate are discussed.
You will find a list of student candidates for the senate here soon.