Committees and bodies of academic self-governance
- The University Board is the head of the university. It produces the structural, development and budget plans, and carries out the Senate’s resolutions.
- 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.
- The Senate forms advisory committees to prepare its resolutions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Members from all status groups consult and make decisions about faculty matters in the Conventions.
- 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.