The four faculties and their deans
Professor Jörg Fedtke
The Faculty of Law stands for excellent research in the entire breadth of the subject, excellent preparation for the First State Examination in Law and individual promotion of our early career researchers. Innovation, for example in legal education; interdisciplinarity, for example in research on artificial intelligence; and internationality, for example in developing and maintaining university partnerships around the world, characterise our daily work. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey.
Professor Malte Rehbein
Liberty, responsibility and education are perhaps the central concepts of the University. Scholarship and science, the primary domain of universities, is only possible if there is liberty. This also applies the other way round: we carry scholarship, education, critical faculties, our know-how, our "know-what" and our "know-why" into society. We take responsibility for the future. Preparing this is our common task, in research-based teaching and learning.
Professor Jan Hendrik Schumann
Our young, innovative and dynamic faculty enjoys a very good reputation beyond the borders of Germany. Social relevance, innovation and interdisciplinarity are the cornerstones of our research activities, which primarily comprise basic research but also application-oriented research. We provide our students with competencies that enable them to be proactive, adopt a long-term perspective and act responsibly in diverse, complex and dynamic situations.
Coordinating research, teaching and study
The faculties coordinate research and teaching activities and the curricula within their academic disciplines. Each faculty is headed by the dean and his or her faculty administration staff – the Dean's Office. The Dean's Office provides a variety of services and is responsible for coordinating lectures and venues, doctoral examinations, postdoctoral habilitation procedures, professorial appointments, degree programme accreditation and the courses offered at the faculty.
Deans of studies
Each faculty has a dean of studies, whose job it is to monitor the quality of the study conditions. Working hand-in-hand with the central Academic Advice Service, each faculty has one or more programme advisers, who advise current and prospective students on the various courses offered and the subjects represented at their faculty.
Chairs and academic clusters
The faculties are composed of individual Chairs, which in turn may be clustered by subject area. In addition, the faculties have institutes which provide project-specific knowledge and undertake special research projects, which benefits the students enrolled at the University and businesses in the region.