The Senate and its commissions and committees

22nd term of office: 01/04/2015 – 31/03/2017

In accordance with section 41 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), the Senate is the only body at central level that meets in public (whose meetings are open to members of the university). As a rule, it is in session once a month. In accordance with section 5, paragraphs 4 and 5 of the university statutes, the Senate establishes standing committees. Apart from the standing committees referred to in section 5, paragraphs 4 and 5, further Senate commissions can be established where needed, particularly with a view to preparing for decisions and opinions.