Facilities & Faculties

University board & management

The University Board

The University Board heads the university in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HSG). The University Boards consists of the President, up to four other elected Vice-Presidents and the Chancellor. The Central Administration supports the University Board in carrying out its tasks. 

Members of the University Board

Management of the University Board

The Management of the University Board organises the University Board’s and the university’s central committee’s schedules and processes. It is also responsible for fundraising as well as internal matters and appointments for the Central Administration.

Offices

Press, Communication and Marketing Services

Press, Communication and Marketing Services assists the University Board by externally representing the university and by developing and implementing strategies for communication.

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Management of the University Board

The Management of the University Board organises the University Board’s and the university’s central committee’s schedules and processes. It is also responsible for fundraising as well as internal matters and appointments for the Central Administration.

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Internal Auditing

Internal Auditing supports the University Board in carrying out its tasks, by process-independent and objective auditing activities and advisory services.

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Management of the legal department

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Central Office for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Family

The Central Office for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Family represents the areas of Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity, Mentoring, GenderConsulting, Family Service and the Welcome Service for new appointees in particular.

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Animal Welfare Officer's

The Animal Welfare Officer's unit advises and monitors scientists in the execution of animal experiments and ensures compliance with regulations in the interest of animal welfare.

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Safety Engineering

The Central Unit: Safety Engineering advises and supports supervisors, managers and employees at the CAU in matters related to occupational safety.

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Continuing Professional Development Centre 

The Continuing Professional Development Centre supports members of the university and other institutes with professional academic qualifications and personal career development.

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Representative for radiation safety

The representative for radiation safety advises and supports supervisors, managers and employees at the CAU on dealing with radiation.

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Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Unit

The Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Unit supports the Presidential Board in taking into account and promoting the diversity of the University's members. Anti-discrimination counselling is also located here.

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Service centres

Central units and Affiliated institutes

Central units

Kiel University combines tasks that are not specific to a particular subject into the central units. These are directly subordinate to the University Board.

Affiliated institutes

The university has a number of affiliated, independent institutes which are dedicated to research and/or teaching and which, in accordance with Section 35 of the Higher Education Act (HSG), assume the status of a university institute.

  • Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Foundation Schloss Gottorf
    • Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf 
    • Museum of Art and Cultural History Schloss Gottorf 
    • Viking Museum Haithabu
    • Open-Air Museum Molfsee - State Museum for Ethnology
    • Jewish Museum in Rendsburg
    • Ornamental Cast Iron Museum Büdelsdorf
    • Cismar Monastery

Faculties

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to medical and dental research and education. It particularly focuses on digital medicine and handling medical datasets. The pre-clinical and clinical-theoretical institutes are located at Kiel University, whereas the clinical departments can be found on the Campus Kiel at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH).

To the Faculty of Medicine       The the University Hospital

Section libraries, Museum, Collections

Section Libraries

  • Medical Section of the University Library
  • Section library Anatomy / Biochemistry
  • Section library Physiology
  • Section library at the Museum of Medical & Pharmaceutical History
  • Section library Sport Sciences

Information about the Section libraries of the Faculty of Medicine on the web presence of the Central Library of Kiel University

Museums and Collections

Supporting societies

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities researches and teaches the full spectrum of traditional humanities and social sciences, plus cross-disciplinary subjects which lead to joint degree programmes and projects with other faculties. Teacher training programmes play a major role.

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Section libraries

  • Section library Historical Sciences
  • Section library Modern Literature and Media Studies
  • Section library Philosophy
  • Section library Art History
  • Section library Kunsthalle zu Kiel
  • Section library Music

Information about the Section libraries of the Faculty ofArts and Humanities on the web presence of the Central Library of Kiel University

Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

The Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences offers a scientific education that is equally based on theory and application. Combining both sciences enables food production chains to be holistically analysed.

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Section libraries

  • Section library Human Nutrition and Food Science
  • Section library Crop Science and Plant Breeding
  • Section library Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
  • Section library Phytopathology
  • Section library Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology
  • Section library Animal Breeding and Husbandry
  • Section library Economics
  • Section library Ecology and water management

Information about the Section libraries of the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences on the web presence of the Central Library of Kiel University

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is divided into eight departments which are highly research-oriented and interlinked, both with one another and with disciplines from other faculties. This results in a range of degree programmes on offer which benefit from highly topical research projects.

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Section libraries

  • Section library Mathematics / Computer Science / Computing Centre
  • Section library Physikzentrum
  • Section library Chemistry
  • Section library Geosciences
  • Section library Physical Chemistry
  • Section library Pharmacy, Section Pharmaceutical Biology
  • Section library Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Section library Zoological Museum
  • Section library Geography
  • Section library Ecology and water management

Information about the Section libraries of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on the web presence of the Central Library of Kiel University

Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences follows the traditional profile in Kiel, involving strong theoretical research and emphasizing the quantitative, empirical search for knowledge. This ensures a high level of quality and topicality in the contents of its teaching and in knowledge transfer.

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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering focuses on current and future issues in this field. Its research is based on the needs of a modern society and its economy. The faculty passes these needs on to its students in an especially practical way and in close contact with research.

 

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Committees and bodies

Committees and bodies of academic self-governance

Central committees

  • University Board
    The University Board is the head of the university. It produces the structural, development and budget plans, and carries out the Senate’s resolutions.
    To the University Board
  • The Senate
    The Senate is elected by all members of the university and thus represents all the university’s status groups. Its most important tasks include passing resolutions for the university’s constitution and statutes, electing members of the University Board and making decisions about basic structural university topics.
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  • Advisory committees
    The Senate forms advisory committees to prepare its resolutions.
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  • University Council
    The University Council consists of five external members. Its tasks include approving recommendations and opinions, passing resolutions for the university’s structural and developmental planning, and approving statutes.
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  • Kuratorium pro universitate (University Board of Trustees)
    The Kuratorium pro universitate (University Board of Trustees) is a group which is committed to general university concepts and Kiel University in particular. The trustees are appointed to strengthen Kiel University in its magnitude and significance, to advise it and to promote it politically and socially.
    To the Kuratorium pro universitate (University Board of Trustees)

Faculty Committees

  • Conventions
    Members from all status groups consult and make decisions about faculty matters in the Conventions.
    To the Conventions
  • Deans
    The Dean is the head of the specialist department, and prepares and carries out the resolutions for the Department Convention. The Dean’s Office supports the Dean and the Vice Deans with their leadership tasks.
    To the Deans

Committees and bodies of student self-governance

Officers and representative bodies

Supporting societies associated with the university

Supporting societies associated with the faculties

Faculty of Theology

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering