Elections to the University Senate


Election to the Senate

Information on the Senate Elections

Elections for the Senate usually take place in the winter semester. The election of the student representatives takes place every winter semester ("small Senate election"), the election for all groups takes place every two years ("large Senate election").

Term of office: The term of office begins on the first day oft he semester following the election, April 1st.The term of office of the representatives from the group of students is one year. The representatives from the other groups are each in office for two years.

For the conduct of the HGU Senate elections  the HGU election regulations of October 23, 2013, last amended on December 15, 2020 (Official Notice 07/2020), based on the Hessian Higher Education Act, apply.

The Senate, as the central University Committee, advises on matters of research, teaching and studies that affect the entire University or are of fundamental importance.
It also supervises the Management of the Presidium. This is why the Senate constitutes an important body at HGU alongside the University Council and the Presidium.

According to § 36 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG), the Senate  of Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) consists of 17 members:

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








Information & form templates for the election

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 Committee for the Senate election in the winter semester 2021/2022

For the conduct of the elections, the Senate elected the election commitee in its session on July 13, 2021.
The election commitee has five members and five deputies. The following members belong to it:

from the group professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Marianne Darbi
  • Prof. Dr. Rieke Hansen
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Holzapfel (Deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Kai-Peter Voss-Fels (Deputy)

from the group of scientific staff:

  • Mr. Timo Strack
  • Dr. Eva Spindler-Raffel (Deputy)

from the group of administrative and technical staff:

  • Mrs. Anne Grimmich
  • Mrs. Yasmin Peters (Deputy)

from the group of students:

  • Mrs. Sophie Reiher
  • Mrs. Lena Will (Deputy)

We would like to thank all candidates for their willingness to serve on the election committee for the HGU Senate elections.

The election committee remains in office until the new election committee is constituted. The election manager is Chancellor Mrs. Marion Waldeck. The meetings of the election committee are open to the public. The dates and locations of the meetings as well as the resolutions of the election committee are announced on the website of the University of Geisenheim and on a notice board.


Election Office

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