University Supervisory Board

The University Supervisory Board is the university's statutory supervisory body, comparable to the supervisory board of a company, and responsible for the development of the higher education institution.

Responsibilities

The University Supervisory Board supervises the President’s Office which manages the university and fulfills the tasks specified in section 20 subsection 1 of the act on the higher education institutions in the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landeshochschulgesetz, LHG). The University Supervisory Board is, inter alia, responsible for approving the strategic plans developed by the President's Office and the deans’ offices as well as the university’s budget. The University Supervisory Board also discusses the establishment of new university institutions as well as changes to and dissolutions of existing institutions. In addition, the University Supervisory Board controls the effects and the cost effectiveness of the measures initiated by the President's Office and the schools.

As the supervisory body, the University Supervisory Board gives impetus to the university’s long-term position.

The Constitution of the University of Mannheim specifies the composition of the University Supervisory Board.


Members

The University Supervisory Board has nine elected members. Four members are members of the university while five members come from external institutions and companies. More details are specified in section 20 of the act on the higher education institutions in the Land of Baden-Württemberg and section 4 of the Constitution of the University of Mannheim.

  • External members

    Chair

    Margret Suckale
    Former member of the Board of Directors
    BASF SE

    Regular members

    Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D.
    President
    WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    Peter Boudgoust
    President
    ARTE
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herta Flor
    Scientific Director
    Institute for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI)
    Stefan R. Fuchs
    Chair of the Executive Board
    Fuchs Petrolub SE
  • Internal members

    Deputy chair

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Krause
    Chair of Theoretical Computer Science

    Regular members

    Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
    Chair of Organization and Innovation

    Hamun Zourmand
    Student member
    Dr. Regine Zeller
    Department of German Studies

Schedule of Meetings

The schedule of meetings of the University Supervisory Board in the upcoming semesters is available here.



Office

The office of the University Supervisory Board is the central point of contact for all questions relating to the University Supervisory Board. The office plans and prepares the meetings of the University Supervisory Board. In accordance with section 2 subsection 3 of the Rules of Order, the Office provides information to all members of the University Supervisory Board. In addition, the University Supervisory Board is responsible for implementing the resolutions of the University Supervisory Board.

Contact

Lutz Spitzner

Lutz Spitzner

Coordinator of Committees and Bodies / Office of the University Council / Office for Sustainability
University of Mannheim
Rektorat
Schloss Ostflügel
68161 Mannheim
Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer

Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer

Director
University of Mannheim
President's Office
Schloss Ostflügel
68161 Mannheim