The responsibilities of the Senate are laid down in the University Law of the State of Baden Württemberg (LGH): “The Senate shall take decisions in matters concerning research, the practice of the arts, artistic development schemes, teaching, courses of study and further education, provided these matters have not been assigned to another central body or to the faculties.” (§19 LHG)

The Senate plays an essential role in the strategic orientation of the university in research, courses of study and teaching. It has to approve the structure and development plans and decide on study programmes, subject groups, joint institutions and commissions. Additionally, the Senate is responsible for approving the appointment suggestions of the Appointment Commissions pursuant to § 48 (3) LHG in conjunction with § 24 GO.

The Senate Hall in the Old University

university public agenda items

471st session of the Senate on 1 December 2020

TOP 6: Discussion of the Equal Opportunities Commissioner's annual report 2019 – Great Hall of the New University, Grabengasse 3-5, 2nd upper floor

The appropriate distance and hygiene measures due to the corona pandemic will be observed.
It is compulsory to wear a mask protecting mouth and nose.
Prior registration is requested via
Senatsgeschäftsstelle, Universitätsverwaltung, Abteilung 1.2, Gremien und Wahlen, Phone +49 6221 54-12120 or via email at