Members of the Senate

Chairman of the Senate

Prof. Dr Jörg Bogumil (Faculty of Social Science)

Deputy Chairman of the Senate

Marita Schmeink (Faculty of Philology)

Speakers of the Member Groups

  • Professors: Prof. Dr Isolde Karle (Faculty of Protestant Theology)
    Deputy: Prof. Dr Günther Meschke (Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Academic staff: Marita Schmeink (Faculty of Philology)
    Deputy: Dr Thomas Held (Faculty of Geosciences)
  • Technical and administrative staff: Beate Hackethal (Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology)
    Deputy: Martina Stiemert (University Library)
  • Students: Felix Pascal Joswig (Faculty of Medicine)
    Deputy: Lennart Brinkmann (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)

Members of the XV. Senate of the Ruhr-Universität

The XV. Senate of the Ruhr-Universität includes 25 elected members. Thirteen come from the group of professors, four each from the other three status groups: academic staff, technical and administrative staff, students.

The term of office for the student representatives is one year, and the term of office for the remaining elected members is three years. The Rectorate's members, the Deans, the Chairman of the Students’ Union, the Chairman of the Staff Council, and the Equal Opportunities Officer, as well as the liaison officer for people with disabilities and the representative of students with disabilities and chronic diseases take part in the Senate meetings in an advisory capacity.

Group of professors

  • Prof. Dr Valeska von Rosen
    Faculty of History
  • Prof. Dr Anna Tuschling
    Faculty of Philology
  • Prof. Dr Isolde Karle
    Faculty of Protestant Theology
  • Prof. Dr Nikol Rummel
    Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research
  • Prof. Dr Nadine Riedel
    Faculty of Economics
  • Prof. Dr Jörg Bogumil
    Faculty of Social Science
  • Prof. Dr Günther Meschke
    Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Prof. Dr Georg Schmitz
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Prof. Dr Adrian Immenhauser
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Prof. Dr Martina Havenith-Newen
    Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Prof. Dr Ulrich Wiedner
    Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  • Prof. Dr Konstanze Winklhofer
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Prof. Dr Andreas Mügge
    Faculty of Medicine

Group of academic staff

  • Marita Schmeink
    Faculty of Philology
  • Sabine Humuza
    Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr Eva Glasmachers
    Faculty of Mathematics
  • Dr Thomas Held
    Faculty of Geosciences

Group of technical and administrative staff

  • Beate Hackethal
    Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
  • Julia Schmidt
    Central university administration
  • Manfred Ebbinghaus
    Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
  • Martina Stiemert
    University Library

Group of students

  • Beatrice van Berk
    Faculty of Social Science
  • Nina Seydel
    Faculty of Law
  • Lennart Brinkmann
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Felix Pascal Joswig
    Faculty of Medicine

Representatives of the XV. Senate of the Ruhr-Universität

Group of professors

  • Prof. Dr Christina Brandt
    Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research
  • Prof. Dr Christian Frevel
    Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Prof. Dr Eva Belke
    Faculty of Philology
  • Prof. Dr Bernhard Linke
    Faculty of History
  • Prof. Dr Adelheid Puttler
    Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Dr Jörg Plassen
    Faculty of East Asian Studies
  • Prof. Dr Beate Bender
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. Dr Ilona Rolfes
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Prof. Dr Franz Narberhaus
    Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
  • Prof. Dr Silvia Schneider
    Faculty of Psychology
  • Prof. Dr Peter Heinzner
    Faculty of Mathematics
  • Prof. Dr Dieter Liermann
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Prof. Dr Georg Juckel
    Faculty of Medicine

Group of academic staff

  • Dr Jörg Albrecht 
    University Library
  • Dr Ute Lange
    Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research
  • Kathrin Lucht-Roussel
    University Library
  • Michael Anacker
    Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research

Group of technical and administrative staff

  • Peter Kardell
    Central university administration
  • Sandra Linn
    Faculty of Psychology
  • Kornelia Wallschlag-Sobotta
    University Library
  • Aenne Petersen
    Faculty of Psychology

Group of students

  • Elena Weinekötter
    Faculty of History
  • Marco Scheidereit
    Faculty of History
  • Philipp Wolf
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Emre Yavuz
    Faculty of Medicine