Elections to the University Senate


Election to the Senate

Information on the Senate Elections

From January 25 to 27, 2022, all eligible students of Hochschule Geisenheim University had the opportunity to elect their representatives for the Senate online via Polyas. Elections were held in accordance with the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and the HGU election regulations.

During the 4th Election Committee meeting, the counting of votes for the member group of students took place.

The announcement of the final election results of the Senate elections 2021/2022 can be found in the bar under information & form templates for the election.

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.