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

Studentisches Leben auf dem Campus Beethovenstraße
Student life at the campus on the Beethovenstraße, photo: Christian Hüller

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, 2022:

Professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch – Commiunication and Media Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler – Commiunication and Media Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges (Vice Dean) – Commiunication 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 – Cuktural Studies

Academic Staff:

  • Felix Frey – Communciation and Media Studies
  • Marcus Heinz – Cultural Studies
  • Dr. Steffi Marung – Global and European Studies Institute

Other Employees:

  • Sebastian Faber – Study Office

Studierende:

  • Antonia Gerber – Cultural Studies

Equal Opportunities Commissioner:

  • Dr. Judith Kretzschmar
     

Find all information on the German subpage.

Akademisches Jahr 2021

16. November 2021
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19. Oktober 2021

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20. Juli 2021
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06. Juli 2021
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25. Mai 2021
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27. April 2021
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19. Januar 2021
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Akademisches Jahr 2020


15. Dezember 2020
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17. November 2020
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20. Oktober 2020
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29. September 2020
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07. Juli 2020
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23. Juni 2020
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12. Mai 2020
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21. April 2020
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10. März 2020
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28. Januar 2020
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Akademisches Jahr 2019

17. Dezember 2019
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19. November 2019
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29. Oktober 2019
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01. Oktober 2019
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09. Juli 2019
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18. Juni 2019
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14. Mai 2019
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16. April 2019
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29. Januar 2019
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Akademisches Jahr 2018

18. Dezember 2018
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20. November 2018
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23. Oktober 2018
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03. Juli 2018
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19. Juni 2018
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22. Mai 2018
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24. April 2018
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27. Februar 2018
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23. Januar 2018
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Akademisches Jahr 2017

19. Dezember 2017
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28. November 2017
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24. Oktober 2017
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05. Juli 2017
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20. Juni 2017
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23. Mai 2017
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25. April 2017
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28. Februar 2017
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24. Januar 2017
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Akademisches Jahr 2016

20. Dezember 2016
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22. November 2016
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25. Oktober 2016
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11. Oktober 2016
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05. Juli 2016
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21. Juni 2016
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24. Mai 2016
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12. April 2016
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26. Januar 2016
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Akademisches Jahr 2015

15. Dezember 2015
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17. November 2015
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13. Oktober 2015
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14. Juli 2015
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23. Juni 2015
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19. Mai 2015
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21. April 2015
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27. Januar 2015
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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: November 2nd, 2022):

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy),
    Prof. Dr. Ingolf Max (Deputy)
    PD. Dr. Stefan Schick (Deputy)

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

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

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

  • Prod. Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux (Cultural Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring (Deputy)
    PD Dr. Silke Gülker (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)

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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Study Commissions

The Study Commission 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 study commission 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 2022

M.A. Global Studies

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Vice Chairman)
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Benjamin Martin, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Lino Sayah-Sepanlou, B.A. (Student Representative)

    Darina Stoytcheva, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)
    Miriam Kuhnke, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

M.A. European Studies

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Vice Chairman)
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Clara Seeber, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Maike von Damaros, B.A. (Student Representative)
     

B.A. Communication and Media Studies

  • Prof. Anne Bartsch (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Freya Sukalla
    Dr. Felix Frey (Deputy)
  • Franka Siemann (Student Representative)
  • Benjamin Fromm (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)
  • Tabea Dietrich, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Micaela Speck, 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)
  • Fabian Saxinger, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Friederike Rummeni, B.A. (Student Representative)

M.Sc./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)
  • Lena Eggert, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Asmund Nottekämper, 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 Chairman)
  • Dr. Harald Homann
  • Antonia Gerber, B.A. (Student Representative)
  • Jamie Keitsch, B.A. (Student Representative)

    Agata Chabowska, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)
    Nina Heinke, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

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

Social Sciences with Main Subject Philosophy
Magister Philosophy

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kater (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Thomas Wendt
  • Konrad Lucas (Student Representative)
  • Paula Malou Dolinschek (Student Representative)

    Christian Juhlke, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)
    Anton Paul Wandel, B.A. (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 Chairman)
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt
    Frederik Damerau (Deputy)
  • Leonie Hiller (Student Representative)
  • Lea Junginger (Student Representative)

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

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

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Tuppat (Vice Chairman)
  • Beatrice Fischer, M.A.
  • Clara von Arentin (Student Representative)
  • Julian Evers (Student Representative)

    Esther Bammel (stellv. student. Verteterin)
Blick auf das GWZ, Foto: Christian Hüller
View towards the GWZ, photo: Christian Hüller

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 May 2022

M.A. European Studies 

  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Chairman)
    Dr. Katarina Ristic (Deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Gert Pickel
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Clara Seeber, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Maike von Damaros, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

M.A. Global Studies

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Megan Maruschke (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel
  • Dr. Steffi Marung
  • Stephan Kaschner, M.A.
  • Miriam Kuhnke, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Jule Knour , B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Communciation and Media Studies

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold (Chairman)
    Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch (Vice Chairman)
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sven Stollfuß
  • Antonia Mielke Möglich, M.A.
    Jens Hagelstein, M.A. (Deputy)
  • Franka Siemann (Student Representative)
    Benjmain Fromm (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 Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Godulla
  • Dr. Charlotte Knorr
    Dr. Freya Sukalla (Deputy)
  • Tabea Dietrich, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Micaela Speck, 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)
  • Fabian Saxinger, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Friederike Rummeni, B.A. (Deputy Student Representative)

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

M.Sc. 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)
  • Asmund Nottekämper, B.A. (Student Representative)
    Lena Eggert, 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
  • Dr. Uta Karstein
  • Dr. Harald Homann
  • Antonia Gerber, B.A. (Study Representative)
    Nina Heinke, B.A. (Deputy Study Representative)

B.A. Philosophy,
Teaching Ethics/Philosophy, 
M.A. Logic, 
M.A. Philosophy,
Social Sciences with Main Subject Philosophy

Magister Philosophy

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartelborth (Chairman)
    Prof. Dr. Kristina Musholt (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern
  • Prof. Dr. Ingolf Max
    Dr. Jonas Heldt (Deputy)
  • PD Dr. Stefan Schick
    Dr. Thomas Wendt (Deputy)
  • Christian Juhlke (Student Representative)
    Paula Malou Dolinschek (Deputy Student Representative)

B.A. Political Science,
Teaching Social Studies/Legal Education,
M.A. Political Science,
M.A. European Integration in East Central Europe,
B.A. SozPhil mit KF Politikwissenschaft,
Diplom-Political Science,
Magister Political Science

  • Prof. PhD Rebecca Pates (Chairman)
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann
    Prof. Dr. Nina Kolleck (Deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Deputy)
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt
  • Magdalena Geppert (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. Holger Lengfeld (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider
  • Beatrice Fischer, M.A.
    Dr. Stephan Poppe (Deputy)
  • Dorita Obst (Student Representative: B.A.)
    Pauline Hübner (Deputy Student Representative: BA)
  • Janes Behr (Student Representative: M.A.)
    Adina Clasen (Deputy Student Representative: M.A.)
     

Student Representatives

The student councils 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 Cultural Studies

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Institute of Philosophy

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Institute of Political Science

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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 October 2022.

  • Dean
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz
  • Heads of Institutes
    Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Communication and Media Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
    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
    Antonia Gerber (Cultural 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 October 2022.

  • Dean
    Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz
  • Heads of Institutes
    Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler (Communication and Media Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
    Dr. Steffi Marung (Global and Europen Studies Institute)
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Quadflieg (Cultural Studies)
    Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (Political Science)
  • Academic Employees
    Marcus Heinz (Cultural Studies) - Deputy: Dr. Christa Klein (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)
    Dr. Lars Vogel (Political Science)
  • Students
    Lucas Büchel (Communication and Media Studies)
    Lena Martin (Communication and Media 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 Studies (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Kern (Philosophy)
  • Dr. Harald Homann (Cultural Studies)
  • Jamie Keitsch (Cultural Studies)
  • Julia Steinhöfel (Political Science)

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. Matthew Middell
  • Budget Committee: Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr

Commissions Commissioned by the Rectorat

  • Commission for Teacher Education: Dr. Dieter Koop, Dr. Geert-Lueke Lueken
  • Election Committee of the University of Leipzig: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartelborth