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University Senate

Members of the »Hochschulsenat«

Martin Köttering, president

Deputy chairman
Ingo Offermanns, vice president

Deputy chairwoman
Dr Bettina Uppenkamp, vice president

Faculty group
Raimund Bauer / Pia Stadtbäumer
Werner Büttner / Anselm Reyle
Jeanne Faust / Annika Larsson
Ingo Offermanns / Heike Mutter
Dr Hanne Loreck / Dr Michaela Ott
Udo Engel / Angela Schanelec
co-opted: Jesko Fezer / Dr Friedrich von Borries

Academic staff group
Tim Albrecht / Birgit Brandis
Lutz Jelinski / Ingrid Jäger

Student group
Olga Kosanovic / Marian Freistühler
Susanna Huber/Lara Molenda

Technical, library and administrative staff group
Bärbel Hartje / Carolin Fretwurst

Delegates for Equality
Ingrid Jäger / Heike Mutter

Scheduled Meetings SuSe 2020

The meeting in April is cancelled.
28 May 2020
The meeting on 25 June 2020 is cancelled.

at 14 h

Scheduled Meetings WiSe 2020/21

  • Thursday, 19 November 2020
  • Thursday, 17 December 2020
  • Thursday, 28 January 2021

at 2 pm, room 213 a/b

Tasks assigned to the University Senate

  • making decisions concerning the basic regulations and other regulations, insofar as these regulations do not specify any other responsibility,
  • selection or deselection of the president as well as participation in the appointment of the Hochschulrat,
  • confirming vice-presidents in office,
  • making decisions concerning arrangement, alteration and internal structure of autonomous departments, insofar as the decision does not belong to the appropriate faculty council,
  • making decisions concerning structure and development plans and their implementation in accordance with the Hochschulrat (University Council),
  • making decisions on the institution, alteration and cancellation of study programmes,
  • Implementation of appointment committees, deciding on appointments and putting forward proposals for bestowing the academic title »Professor«,
  • Passing of directives aimed at promoting equality, putting forward of plans to encourage women and electing the delegate for equality,
  • electing the delegate for the disabled,
  • advising on basic principles for equipping the University and allocation of resources,
  • advising on budget plans,
  • advising on fee regulations,
  • advising on the Präsidium’s annual report,
  • conferral of academic honours.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?