The President's responsibilities

  • Authority to issue guidelines and policies
  • External representation of the University
  • Liaising with ministries
  • Liaising with political parties, churches, businesses, contacts with society and culture
  • Senate (preparation together with the chairperson)
  • Signing of contracts
  • Statutes/regulations
  • Conference of the Rectors of the Land (Landesrektorenkonferenz) and the German University Rectors' Conference (Hochschulkonferenz)
  • Regional Assembly
  • Committee for Education and Development
  • Growth Forum
  • University Council
  • Development Company (Fördergesellschaft)
  • Head of the University Board and the Senate/internal communication and public relations
  • General Students’ Committee (AStA)
  • Frisian Department
  • Authority to give instructions in all employment-related matters concerning professors and research staff
  • Contract negotiations regarding professorships
  • Contact person for the heads of department and the executive department
  • Staff councils
  • Equal Opportunities Office
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Representative for people with impairments