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Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is the highest decision-making body of the faculty. It deals with issues related to research and teaching and makes decisions on structures within the faculty.

The Faculty Council is composed of elected members from the group of professors, research associates and research supporting employees as well as student representatives. The dean chairs the council. The members of the Faculty Council are elected every two years.

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates in the 2024 summer semester:

April 24, 2024 2 p.m. Large Conference Room FIDS and Zoom
May 29, 2024 2 p.m. Large Conference Room FIDS and Zoom
June 19, 2024 (extraordinary meeting) 2 p.m. Zoom
July 10, 2024 2 p.m. Large Conference Room FIDS and Zoom

(Photo: Members of the Founding Faculty Council of the Faculty of Informatics and Data Science, term of office: March 16, 2022 to September 30, 2023)

Members of the Faculty Council (term of office: October 1, 2023 bis September 30, 2025)

Faculty Chairpersons

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wolff (Dean, Member Committee Study-Accompanying IT-Training, Member Steering Committee Center of Language and Communication, Acting Business Start-Up Ambassador)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Heinrich (Associate Dean)
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Erhard (Dean of Studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Meike Klettke (Dean of Research, Research Data Representative/Board Member of the UR Data Hub, Member of WIN)

Women's Representative

  • Prof. Dr. Merle Behr (Women's Representative)


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Jaki (Member Steering Committee Sports Center, Deputy Internationalization Representative)
  • Prof. Dr. Dogan Kesdogan
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Klier
  • Prof. Dr. Juliane Krämer
  • Prof. Dr. Udo Kruschwitz (Internationalisation Representative)
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Leitner
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Ludwig
  • Prof. Dr. Günther Pernul
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Schnurr (IT Representative, Deputy Building Representative)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Schönig
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Spang
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Rümmer (Library Representative, Member University Council)

Research Associates and Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Tanja Auge (1st Deputy Women's Representative, Board Member of the UR Data Hub)
  • Magdalena Glas
  • Melanie Kilian (Public Relations Representative)
  • Dr. Alexander Schiller

Research Supporting Employees

  • Heike Gorski
  • Christian Kohler


  • Johannes Gaul (Student Association Representative)
  • Felix Hornberger (Student Association Representative)
  • Noah Meißner (Student Association Representative)
  • Ben Weber (Student Association Representative)

Faculty of Informatics and Data Science