The President is elected from among the professors. He fulfils the functions entrusted to him by the University Statutes and further decrees. In particular, these functions include the chairmanship of the Senate and the Senate Committee, the management of the University, the introduction and coordination of planning measures, the representation of the University to the outside world and the supervision of the University’s administration.
The President’s Board supports the President in the discharge of his functions. Besides the President, the President’s Board consists of the Vice-Presidents and the Directors reporting to them, the Executive Director, the General Counsel and the Head of Communication. The Vice-Presidents are elected from among the professors. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester has been Vice-President, External Relations, since 2011. Prof. Dr. Lukas Gschwend has been Vice-President, Studies & Academic Affairs, since 2015. Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler has been responsible for Research & Faculty since 2015 too.