Elections to the University Senate


Election to the Senate

Information on the Senate Elections

From January 25 to 27, 2022, the representatives in the Senate for the member group of the students at Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) are to be elected.
This year the elections will be held via the online voting system POLYAS.  The invitation to the election will be sent to the e-mail adresses registered in the electoral roll on January 24, 2022.

On those three days, all students of Hochschule Geisenheim University have the opportunity to elect their representatives for the Senate.
The students also elect the Student Parliament (StuPa). Elections are held according to the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and the election regulations of HGU (and, for the StuPa, according to the election regulations of the student representation, respectively).

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.


Postal vote

If you are unable to vote during the online election period, you also have the option to file a request for postal vote by January 11, 2022, 12.00 p.m. Please use the form "Request for postal vote" which is available in the attachment. The completed and signed form has to be send to the election office: wahlbuero(at)hs-gm.de. You will then receive your postal vote papers.

Postal votes must be received at the election office by January 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m. Details of the voting procedere can be found in the election regulations.


Election Office

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