Organisation and Structure
Rector and Rectorate
The University is headed by the Rektorat (Rector's Board). Chairing the Rektorat is the Rektor (Rector), who is elected for a four year term and is empowered with the responsibility of representing the University. The additional members of the Rektorat are the three Prorektoren (Deputy Rectors) and the Kanzler (Head of University Administration).
According to §22 sect. 1 of the Higher Education Act of North-Rhine Westphalia
the Senate is responsible for the matters listed below:
- Confirming the election of the members of the Presidium and recommending to the University Council that they be voted out;
- Commenting on the Presidium’s annual report;
- Passing and modifying the basic statutes, general regulations and other ordinances of the University, unless otherwise regulated by this Act;
- Recommending and commenting on the draft version of the University Development Plan and the Agreement on Objectives, furthermore recommending and commenting on the Evaluation Reports, the Economic Plan, the Basic Principles of Distribution of Positions and Funding among the Faculties, Central University Institutions, Central Operational Units and Medical Institutions.
These faculties form the 'heart' of the University of Bonn:
- Faculty of Catholic Theology
- Faculty of Protestant Theology
- Faculty of Law and Economics
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Agriculture
In total, the University of Bonn employs approximately 530 professors in teaching and research. Furthermore, we employ several thousand other academic and non-academic staff, making our institution one of the largest employers in the region.
The University Council
The University Council comprises three representatives from within the University and seven members from academic circles, politics and society. The Council advises the Rector's Office and exercises supervisory control over the Office's management of the University.