The Senate is the highest decision-making body of the University. It is responsible for the affairs of the entire university. Among other things, it is responsible for:

  • Enactment and amendment of the Basic Regulations,
  • electing the President and the Vice-Presidents,
  • commenting on and approving examination regulations,
  • Decisions on the establishment, amendment and abolition of degree programmes,
  • Opinion on proposals by the departments for the appointment of professors,
  • passing resolutions on general principles for the distribution of positions and funds, and
  • Appointment of the Senate Commissions.


As a rule, the Senate meets every four weeks during the lecture period. The Senate of the TU Kaiserslautern consists of 23 voting members:

  • 12 professors,
  • 4 research assistants,
  • 2 non-academic staff,
  • 4 students and
  • the President (as chairing member).

In addition, there are advisory members, e.g. the two vice-presidents and the chancellor.
The term of office for members of the Senate is three years, and one year for student members.
More information about the Senate can be found here: