The faculty and institutes are organized into various commissions and committees. Get an overview here.

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Faculty council

The Faculty Council consists of 16 members, nine of whom are professors, three academic staff, one other staff member and three students. In addition, there is the Equal Opportunities Officer. She/He is a voting member of the faculty council. The term of office of the faculty council is three years. The term of office of the student members of the faculty council is one year.

Faculty Council's Rules of Regulations
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Composition of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy as of October 1, 2023:

Professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch – Communication and Media Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler – Communication and Media Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges (Vice Dean) – Communication and Media Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kater – Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern – Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz (Dean) – Political Science
  • Jun. - Prof. Dr. Julia Offenhammer-Tuppat – Sociology
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider (Dean of Studies) – Sociology
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr – Cultural Studies

Academic Staff:

  • PD Dr. Kerstin Andermann - Philosophy
  • Dr. Felix Frey – Communciation and Media Studies
  • Dr. Steffi Marung – Global and European Studies Institute

Other Employees:

  • Sebastian Faber – Study Office

Studierende:

  • Adina Carolina Clasen – Sociology
  • Paula Malou Dolinschek – Cultural Studies
  • David Rennert – Political Science

Equal Opportunities Commissioner:

  • Dr. Judith Kretzschmar
     

Find all information on the German subpage.

Vistit the German subpage for the archive.

Doctoral Committee

The doctoral committee consists of representatives of the institutes. They decide on inclusion in the list of doctoral candidates and make recommendations to the faculty council on the opening and completion of doctoral procedures.

The doctoral committee's rules of operation
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Standing Doctoral Committee with rotating chair
(Status: October 2023):

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy),
    Prof. Dr. Adrian Haddock (Deputy)
    PD. Dr. Stefan Schick (Deputy)
    PD Dr. Kerstin Andermann (Deputy)

     
  • Prof. Rebecca Pates PhD (Political Science),
    Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski (Deputy)
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Deputy)

     
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann (Communication and Media Studies),
    Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Deputy)
    Prof. Dr. Sven Stollfuß (Deputy)
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Niklas Venema (Deputy)

  • Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt (Sociology)
    PDr. Heinz Leitgöb (Deputy)

  • Prod. Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux (Cultural Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring (Deputy)
     
  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Global and European Studies Institute)
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (Deputy)
    Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Deputy) 
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Megan Maruschke (Deputy)
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniela Ruß (Deputy)
    Dr. Gilal Ben-Nun (Deputy)

The doctoral committee meets on the specified dates in room H4 1.15 in the GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15.
Start: 1:30 p.m

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Academic affairs committees

The academic affairs committee performs advisory tasks that are important for proper teaching and study operations. The results of the commission have a recommending character for the faculty council, which makes a decision on the implementation.
The chair of each committee is the dean of studies, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of study and examination regulations
  • Adaptation of study documents to changed framework conditions
  • Planning the implementation of the teaching evaluation
  • Evaluation of the results of the teaching evaluation
  • Advice on problems and opportunities for improvement in teaching

Members as of October 2023

M.A. European Studies

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Judith Kaack, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Frank Martin, B.A. (Student Representative)

    Clara Seeber, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)
     

M.A. Global Studies

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Oleisa Kriaschko, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Katharina Foeger, B.A. (Student Representative)

    Hannah Mohr, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Communication and Media Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Dr. Freya Sukalla
    Dr. Felix Frey (Deputy)
  • Franka Siemann (Student Representative)
  • Maia Els (Student Representative)

M.A. Communication and Media Studies,
M.A. Global Mass Communication,

Magister Communication and Media Studies,
M.A. Radio Broadcasting

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Charlotte Knorr
    Antonia Mielke Möglich, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Ronja Hörnle, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Lena Rech, B.A. (Student Representative)

M.A. Communication Management,
M.A. Corporate Media (Leipzig School of Media)

  • Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß (Vice Chairman)
  • Daniel Ziegele, M.A.
    Jana Brockhaus, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Sina Huneke, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Simona Gulich, B.A. (Student Representative)

M.Sc. Journalism
M.A. Journalism,
M.A. New Media Journalism (Leipzig School of Media),
Diplom-Journalism,

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Uwe Krüger
    Maria Hendrischke, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Margareta Holzreiter, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Albert Lich, B.A. (Student Representative)

B.A. Cultural Studies,
M.A. Cultural Studies,

B.A. Social Sciences with Main Subject Cultural Studies,
Magister Cultural Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Dr. Christa Klein
    Dr. Anja Frank (Deputy)
  • Antonia Gerber, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Maya Beule, B.A. (Student Representative)
     

B.A. Philosophy,
Teaching Ethics/Philosophy, 
M.A. Philosophy,

M.A. Logic, 
B.A. Social Sciences with Main Subject Philosophy,
Magister Philosophy

  • Dr. Bianca Ancilotti (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Dr. Svantje Guinebert
  • Dominik Zeymer (Student Representative)
  • Lauritz Seeberg (Student Representative)

    Annima Karch (Deputy Student Representative)
    Jetona Lisa Severin (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Political Science,
Teaching Social Studies/Legal Education
M.A. Political Science,
M.A. European Integration in East Central Europe,

Social Sciences with Main Subject Political Science,
Diplom-Political Science,
Magister Political Science

  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt
    Frederik Damerau (Deputy)
  • Matilda Aust, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Benedikt Grothe (Student Representative)

B.A. Sociology,
M.A. Sociology,

Social Sciences with Main Subject Sociology,
Diplom-Sociology, 
Magister Sociology

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Tuppat (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Beatrice Fischer, M.A.
  • Julian Evers (Student Representative)
  • Paul Westerkamp (Student Representative)

    Esther Bammel (stellv. student. Verteterin)
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Exam Boards

The examination board is formed on the basis of §17 of the respective examination regulations. It ensures that the provisions of the examination regulations are observed and makes suggestions for reforming the examination and study regulations.
Members as of October 2023

M.A. European Studies 

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Chairwoman)
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Herzberg (Deputy)
  • Dr. Gilad Ben-Nun
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Clara Seeber, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Judith Kack, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)
     

M.A. Global Studies

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Megan Maruschke (Chairwoman)
  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Deputy)
  • Dr. Katharina Ristic
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Olesia Kriachko, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Hannah Mohr, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Communciation and Media Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Prof. Dr. Sven Stollfuß
  • Antonia Mielke Möglich, M.A.
    Anneke Elsner, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Franka Siemann (Student Representative)
    Maia Els (Deputy Student Representative)

    Deputy in the absence of a professor: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Niklas Venema
     

M.A. Communciation and Media Studies,
M.A. Global Mass Communication,

Magister Communciation and Media Studies,
M.A. Radio Broadcasting

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Sonja Ganguin (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Godulla
  • Maren Reitler, M.A.
    Dr. Freya Sukalla (Deputy)
  • Ronja Hörle, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Lena Rech, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

    Deputy in the absence of a professor: Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch
     

M.A. Communication Management,
M.A. Corporate Media (Leipzig School of Media)

  • Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian P. Hoffmann (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Wolf
  • Daniel Ziegele, M.A.
    Jana Brockhaus, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Sina Huneke, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Simona Gulich, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

    Deputy in the absence of a professor: Prof. Dr. Alexander Godula
     

M.Sc. Journalism,
M.A. Journalism,
M.A. New Media Journalism (Leipzig School of Media),
Diplom Journalism

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Godulla (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Wolf
  • Dr. Uwe Krüger
    Maria Hendrischke, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Albert Lich, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Margareta Holzreiter, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

    Deputy in the absence of a professor: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß

B.A. Cultural Studies,
M.A. Cultural Studies,

B.A. Social Sciences with Main Subject Cultural Studies,
Magister
Cultural Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
  • Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux
  • Dr. Uta Karstein
  • Dr. Christa Klein
  • Antonia Gerber, B.A. (Study Representative)
    Maya Beule (Deputy Study Representative)

B.A. Philosophy,
Teaching Ethics/Philosophy, 
M.A. Philosophy,

M.A. Logic, 
Social Sciences with Main Subject Philosophy,
Magister Philosophy

  • Dr. Christian Kietzmann (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Kristina Musholt (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern
  • Dr. Jonas Held
    Dr. Joris Spigt (Deputy)
  • PD Dr. Stefan Schick
    Dr. Svantje Guinebert (Deputy)
  • Susanna Frank (Student Representative)
    Dominik Zeymer (Deputy Student Representative)

 

Website of the exam board

B.A. Political Science,
Teaching Social Studies/Legal Education,
M.A. Political Science,
M.A. European Integration in East Central Europe,

B.A. Social Science with main subject Political Science,
Diplom-Political Science,
Magister Political Science

  • Prof. PhD Rebecca Pates (Chairwoman)
  • Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz (Deputy)
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt
  • Heinrich Manser (Student Representative)
    Tom Noah Bücker (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Sociology,
M.A. Sociology,

B.A. Social Sciences with Main Subject Sociology,
Diplom-Sociology, 
Magister Sociology

  • Prof. Dr. Roger Berger (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider
    Prof. Dr. Holger Lengfeld (Deputy)
  • Beatrice Fischer, M.A.
    Dr. Stephan Poppe (Deputy)
  • Dorita Obst (Student Representative: B.A.)
    Lilia Marlene Nachtigal (Deputy Student Representative: BA)
  • Frederik Preuß, B.A. (Student Representative: M.A.)
    Leopold Holz (Deputy Student Representative: M.A.)

 

Website of the exam board

Student Representatives

The student representative commitees are the student representatives at the institutes. They delegate members to faculty and institute committees. They also organize student events.
The FSR Sociology also represents the interests of the M.A. European Studies.

The fields of activity of the student councils according to Saxon University law are*:

  • Awareness of the internal political, social and cultural interests of the students,
  • Participation in evaluation procedures,
  • Support of the economic and social self-help of students,
  • Support of students during their studies,
  • Promotion of student sports without regardless of the responsibility of the university,
  • Maintaining regional, national and international student relationships and promoting student mobility,
  • Promotion of political education and civic responsibility of students.

*Regulated in §24, paragraph 3, Saxon Higher Education Act from December 10th, 2008

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Institute of Sociology

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Graduate Commission

The Graduate Commission is the university’s central decision-making body for all structural issues related to graduate studies.

According to §42 and 43 SächsHG, the Graduate Committee decides in particular on:

  • Satisfaction of the entry requirements and admission to graduate studies
  • Awarding of scholarships, in particular state scholarships and scholarships to promote re-entry into scientific work
  • Evidence of achievements and tutorials to be provided in graduate studies
  • Continuation of funding after the end of the first funding period, extension of funding in exceptional cases and revocation of approved funding
  • Granting of special benefits.
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg (Cultural Studies, Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rödl (Philosophy)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (GESI)
  • Prof. Dr. Siegfried Lokatis (Communication and Media Studies)
  • Dr. Stephan Poppe (Sociology)

Budget Commission

In May 2022, the faculty council decided to appoint a budget commission at the faculty. Members as of June 2023.

  • Dean
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz
  • Managing directors of the Institutes
    Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Communication and Media Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
    Prof. Dr. Marc Keuschnigg (Sociology)
    Dr. Steffi Marung (Global and Europen Studies Institute)
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg (Cultural Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Political Science)
  • Academic Employees
    Jeanne Link (Communication and Media Studies)
    Deputy: Jana Brockhaus (Communication and Media Studies)
  • Non-Academic Employees
    Carola Vater (Dean's office)
  • Assistant to the Dean
    Barbara Harrmann
  • Students
    David Rennert (Political Science)
    Deputy: Benjamin Fromm (Communication and Media Studies)

Commission for the concept of doctoral development

In May 2022, the faculty council decided to appoint a commission for the concept of doctoral developmentat the faculty. Members as of December 2023.

  • Dean
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz
  • Managing directors of the Institutes
    Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Communication and Media Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
    Prof. Dr. Marc Keuschnigg (Sociology)
    Dr. Steffi Marung (Global and Europen Studies Institute)
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg (Cultural Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Political Science)
  • Academic Employees
    Dr. Christa Klein (Cultural Studies) - Deputy: Dr. Ringo Rösener (Cultural Studies)
    Dr. Jonas Held (Philosophy)
    Till Hovestadt (Sociology) - Deputy: Felix Ries (Sociology)
    Antonia Mielke Möglich (Communication and Media Studies) - Deputy: Jana Brockhaus (Communication and Media Studies)
    Dr. Katarina Ristić (Global and European Studies Institute) - Deputy: Hans Rackwitz (Global and European Studies Institute)
    Dr. Lars Vogel (Political Science)
  • Students
    Paula Malou Dolinschek (Cultural Studies)

Selection committee for the awarding of germany scholarships

Information about the Germany scholarship at the university of Leipzig

  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider, Dean of Study (Sociology - Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
  • Emma Hughes (Communication and Media Studies)
  • Fritzi Paula Ensikat (student representative - Political Science)
  • Benjamin Fromm (student representative - Communication and Media Studies/Political Science)
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt (Deputy Equal Opportunities Commissioner)

Examination committee for the awarding of the university entrance qualification

Information about studies without Abitur

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartelborth
  • Deputy.: N.N.

Faculty Representatives

The faculty sends representatives to non-faculty committees to represent interests.

Senate Commissions

  • Library Committee: Prof. Dr. Marian Burchardt
  • Graduate Committee: Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg, Subcommittee 1

Rectorate Commissions

  • Research Commission: Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
  • Budget Committee: Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr