University Elections Postponed Until 2021

April 24th, 2020 | by

In light of the current exceptional circumstances, in agreement with the Senate chair, the Senate spokespersons of the academic groups, the AStA chairperson, the election committee of the student body, the chair of the student parliament, and the administrative division involved in organizing University elections, the Rectorate has taken the decision to postpone the elections to the university bodies by one year. The elections are now scheduled to take place in the 2021 summer semester.

For the members of the Senate, the Faculty Councils, and of the other University bodies, this means that they can remain in office until next year’s elections. If individual members are no longer able to perform their duties, they may resign, and their respective deputies shall take on their position. If the list of deputies is exhausted, a by-election may be held.

In the current situation, for both capacity and organizational reasons, it is not possible to establish an online election process, although the introduction of online elections for all groups would certainly make sense in the near future, said the University management.


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