University Council

The University Council of the Europa-Universität Flensburg consists of a total of five voluntary members, elected by the Senate of the Europa-Universität Flensburg and appointed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein for a term of four years. Four of its members elect a fifth member, who, having also been appointed by the Ministry, takes the chair of the University Council.

In the context of the amendment of the statute governing higher education institutions and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (HSG), the Landtag had decided in October 2013 to abolish the inter-university university council of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein and that each respective university should establish its own university council.


27th November 2013 to 26th November 2016

Council Members

VorsitzProf. Dr. Eva-Maria NeherLeitung und Geschäftsführung XLAB - Göttinger Experimentallabor für junge Leute e.V.
Andreas DethleffsenGeschäftsführer der HGDF Familienholding Ltd & Co. KG, Flensburg
Prof. Dr. Christian FlotoLeiter der Abteilung "Wissenschaft und Bildung" im Deutschlandfunk, Köln
Prof. Dr. Marianne Krüger-PotratzBildungswissenschaftlerin (interkulturelle Pädagogik, Minderheiten, Europa) an der WWU Münster (i.R.)
Dr. Ernst-Dieter Rossmann, MdBBildungs- und Wissenschaftspolitiker, Pinneberg/Berlin

Responsibilities of the University Council

According to section 19 (1) HSG (version dated 28th February 2007) the University Council has the following responsibilities:

  • Deciding on matters put to it by the chancellor
  • Commenting on the draft constitution
  • Approving the statute on quality assurance and of statutes in matters of self-government
  • Making recommendations on the image building of the university, on research and teaching focus areas, as well as on the structure of the courses
  • Commenting on the budget
  • Deciding on the University's structural and developmental plan
  • Deciding on the principles for the distribution of financial and material resources, as well as on staffing
  • Commenting on the introduction of new study programs and degrees
  • Advising in connection with the report by the University Board
  • Commenting prior to the conclusion and monitoring of the fulfilment of target and service level agreements.