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The University Council

The University Council is a further central institution of Heinrich Heine University. Its members are appointed by the Ministry for a period of five years. Individuals who hold responsible positions in society, particularly in academia, business or culture, are chosen.

The University Council advises the Rectorate of the University and oversees its management. To this end, it is entitled to view and examine all University paperwork.

Its tasks include involvement in the election and de-selection of members of the Rectorate, establishment of the statement of accounts and commentary on the accountability report. Important University matters require its approval, e.g. the business plan and the draft version of the agreement on objectives (Hochschulvertrag) concluded between HHU and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

You can find the report on the work of the first HHU University Council from 2007 to 2012 (German only) here.

You can find more information, such as the meeting agendas and resolutions from 2015 onwards, on the Intranet service pages of the University Council Liaison Office (German only).

Please direct any questions about matters relating to the University Council to the University Council Liaison Office.

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