Elections to the University Senate

The elections for the members group of Students of the HGU Senate will be held January 21 to 23, 2020.

The Senate of the Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) consists of 17 members:

  • nine professors,
  • three students,
  • three academic and scientific staff members
  • two administrative and technical staff members.

The term of office begins on March 1, 2020. The term of office of the representatives of the students is one year.


Who can vote and who can be elected?

Students and staff of the HGU have the right to vote (see electoral elections of HGU). All those eligible to vote are also eligible to stand as candidates in the election. A person’s right to vote will be verified through an electoral roll compiled by the University.


Electoral roll

You may check your registration in the electoral roll

December 11 to 13, 2019, 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

in the Admissions Office (Müller-Thurgau-Haus).

Standing as a candidate

A person can stand in the elections by submitting a correctly filled out and signed declaration of candidature confirmed by the Election Office (Wahlbüro) by

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Electoral proposal forms are available on HGU’s website: https://www.hs-geisenheim.de/wahl/wahlen-zum-senat/ from Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Voting Time

During the election days, voting is possible in the Campus Building during the following periods

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 10 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Those entitled to vote must prove their identity with an official ID.

Election Schedule for Senate Elections WS 2019/2020
October 15, 2019, 09:00 a.m. First session of Election Committee
November 15, 2019 Election announcement, where applicable also election posters and publication on the internet
November 15, 2019 Commencement of nominations (Election proposal forms are available on HGU´s website)
December 04, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Deadline for nominations
December 06, 2019, 11:30 a.m. Second session of Election Committee
December 06, 2019 Publication of nominations
December 10, 2019 End of period for contesting the non-admission of a nomination
December 11 to 13, 2019, 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Publication of the register of electors
December 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Closure of the register of electors
December 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m. End of the period for contesting the accuracy of the register of electors
January 07, 2020, 12:00 p.m. Closing date to apply for postal vote
January 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m Closing date for receipt of postal votes
January 21 to 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m. Campus Building (Mensa) VOTING
January 23, 2020, 02.15 p.m. following the third elections day Third session of Election Committee
January 24, 2020 Announcement of the preliminary election results
January 27 to February 04, 2020 Contestation period
February 04, 2020, 12:00 p.m. Closing date to apply for scrutiny of elections, resolution on final election result, notifaication of election managment
Electoral committee

On July 2, 2019, the Senate elected an election committee to conduct the election. The following members belong to it:

1) Professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Eckhard Jedicke
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Jung
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll (deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kammann (deputy)

2) Academic & scientific staff:

  • Dr. Maximilian Freund
  • Dr. Eva Spindler-Raffel (deputy)

3) Administrative & technical staff:

  • Stefanie Zschiesche
  • Dipl.-Päd. Marcel Brunner (deputy)

4) Students:

  • Felix Graß, Beverage Technology (B. Sc.)
  • Sebastian Hauber, Viticulture and Enology (B. Sc.) (deputy)

The election supervisor is the chancellor, Ms. Marion Waldeck, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), MBA.

The meetings of the election committee are open to the public. The dates and places of the meetings as well as the resolutions of the election committee are announced on the website of the Hochschule Geisenheim University.

Postal vote

There is the possibility of postal voting. An application for receiving postal voting documents must be submitted to the election office by Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
You will then receive your postal voting documents and further information by post.


Election Office

Katharina Fouquet
Katharina Fouquet
Building 5901
Room 116
Phone +49 6722 502 275
Katharina.Fouquet(at)hs-gm.de Details