Besides you, there are currently over 30,000 students enrolled at our university. Together we all represent the student body. This makes us by far the largest interest group at our university and we have a voice in many decisions. Student commitment can really make a difference!
As in each year the university-wide elections 🐳 line up again. Until 25 November 2021 the student council, the faculty council, the deputy equal opportunity commissioner, the senate and the extended senate are elected by postal vote. Take care of the interests of your fellow students, get insights 👀 into the processes of the university, meet engaged people and enhance your social skills in open discourse.
Getting started in student participation 📣 by joining the student council is very simple and requires no special knowledge.
Until 5 November you could submit your postal vote request via your ZIH account. The last possibility to apply for the documents is until 10 November, but you have to pick them up personally.
The Student Council (FSR) is your student representation at the faculty. It represents all students of certain courses, which are combined to a student council. The FSR is the first point of contact for problems concerning your studies and supports the first semesters with an introduction week (ESE) at the beginning of their studies to help with orientation at the university. In addition to many events such as game nights or parties, the FSR offers useful tips and services, such as collections of exams, counselling services or a material rental service.
The student council consists of up to 21 members elected by you, who usually meet weekly. The members of the FSR send students to the student council (StuRa) and propose the student representatives for various committees of the faculty.
The Faculty Council is the highest and most influential body of a faculty. Here, the main organizational, financial and personnel issues are discussed and decided in monthly meetings. Among other things, it confirms the study documents that have been prepared by the Study Commission (StuKo) and organizes the appointments for professorships.
The chair of the faculty council is held by the dean. In addition to professors and representatives of the academic staff, the group of scientific support staff, and an equal opportunity commissioner, you are also represented by students, voted for by you.
In the department council, similar to the faculty council, all member groups from the department meet. This means that, in addition to student representatives, this body also includes professors, research assistants and technical and administrative staff. In addition, there is also the equal opportunity commissioner of the department.
Depending on the order of the department, the department council has different tasks. For example, it can decide on departmental study programs or decide on the further development of the department.
The Senate is the highest academic body of the TU Dresden. It makes fundamental decisions for the entire university, i.e. it determines its strategy and orientation. The introduction and dissolution of study programs is also decided here as a last resort. The Senate also has an important function as a platform for the exchange of information between the various departments, faculties, institutions and status groups.
These status groups make up, in varying proportions, a total of 21 members of the Senate with voting rights. As in all committees, the 11 professors entitled to vote have a majority of one vote as prescribed by law, the students and research assistants each have 4 representatives, the other employees 2.
In addition, other persons without voting rights belong to the senate. These include, for example, the rector, prorector, chancellor and the deans of the faculties as well as the central equal opportunity commissioner.
In addition to the Senate, there is also the expanded Senate. However, this body meets less frequently. It is responsible for the election and de-election of the Rector as well as for decisions about changes in the basic rules of the TU Dresden.
The rector is the chairman. Just like the prorector, the chancellor, the dean and the university's equal opportunity commissioner, is a member of the committee in an advisory capacity only. The 21 voting members of the Senate and the same number of representatives from the status groups belong to the expanded Senate. You elect the four student representatives and their substitutes.
There are equal opportunity officers at various levels of the university. The representatives of the faculties and departments are directly elected. Any member of the faculty or department can become the equal opportunity commissioner. This means that students can also run for office.
The equal opportunity commissioners are qua office members of the faculty or department councils and are also represented on the appointment committees. In addition, the equal opportunity commissioners are contact persons at their level for problems and questions in the area of equal opportunity work and organize and support projects and events as far as possible.
15 candidates (out of a total of 19 seats) are running for the student council.
After a first year on the student council I am ready for another one. I participated in our sustainability group, helped creating an online version of the game night and was part of the first semester introduction. Political participation has always been a passion of mine, be it with the Linksjugend Dresden or other groups. I like to spend my free time cooking, baking, exercising and traveling.
As a freshman, I would like to stand up for the interests and issues of my fellow students and take part in the organisation within the IFSR, to make your study a little bit more enjoyable.
Good evening (: I want to use the oportunity to canidate for the FSR to get involved for the students representation, especially because I haven't done such things before. Engaging for easy-to-use online studying tools and engaging against fascism are thematics importend for me, for example. Ps.: Please dont buffer about my bad english or the bad spelling. Just imagine it's art.
Hi, I’m Jakob and brand new at the university. But that won’t stop me from trying to contribute something to the FSR. I’m interested in the duties of the FSR and also helped on some small projects for the FSR already, like the first online game night.
Hi, I'm Jonas. After my participation at the ESE, I am now running for the student council. I would like to support excellent digital teaching, game nights or the next ESE. I would be happy about your voice.
I started studying Media Computer Science in 2020 and this semester’s circumstances are new and truly remarkable. Therefore, I would like to support my fellow students and stand for our collaboration. I also want to support future freshmen with this experience and would be very happy to represent you in student council.
Hello, I’m Tea and I am studying Computer Science in my 7. Semester. I have learned a lot (e.g. in the area of public relations) and have made new acquaintances in my first term, so that I can use my knowledge to represent your interests even better in my second year as a member of the student council. I would be very honoured to be elected by you this year again.
Building together an integral community of students - Done! Welcoming new students, digitally - Done! Planning for an online quarantine party-Done! Getting elected as a member of iFSR to be the voice of many - Loading....
With age, there is no forced wisdom, but experience with the second legislature. And that's why I'm a good choice, if you want to choose a person who, for example, is currently co-organizing the seminar groups for the freshmen or the game nights. I'm also involved in the sustainability group, a topic that is very important to me personally. BTW: Arch is still running 🤓
I may not be able to introduce myself, but I hope I can take on important work in FSR and make our university lives a little better. In my freshmen year and maybe beyond ;)
Hello there, FSR for the second time. My name is Benjamin (Benni) after my first legislature I want to extend it to a second, let's what's gonna happen.
I've been involved in the FSR for a year now - whether with the organization of various events or discussions in committees. In this legislature, too, I would like to continue to help where I can.
In the past year I already participated in many FSR-tasks. I was financial officer, helped with organizing the first-semester week and tried to answer questions wherever I could. I want to continue this work this year too, not only because it is helping my fellow students, but also because its fun!
Over the past two years I have organised two freshmen weeks and many other events. I also represent the interests of us students in some committees. As one of the people responsible for the internals of the student council, I try to maintain structure within the FSR and thus enable effective work. I want to continue doing that and continue to work on all the other projects of our student council.
In my past two terms as iFSR member I have come to enjoy FSR work. I represent, in the coming Term aswell, students interested in Gaming and Esport.
2nd legislative period, even more committee semesters, besides that I am also represented in various committees for you. Further election advertising is probably not necessary at this point due to vacant seats in the student commitee.
Hallo Leute, Being a part of team was one of the best experience I had in my bachelors. It had its own excitement, I would like to feel the same by being here at FSR and understand the German and international culture.
Two representatives can be elected to the faculty council. One additional person can be given a substitute seat. The distribution of votes defines the seating.
3 candidates for only 2 positions? That doesn’t make any sense, right? Wrong! There can also be surrogate-members. But to become a surrogate member, one needs fewer votes that the best two candidates. So please don’t vote for me, because Jakob and Jannusch are doing a great job, and if one of them is sick etc. I can step in.
After having been a successful substitute representative for a year, I want to get a seat this time. The topics discussed in the faculty council are highly relevant and need a strong student representation so that the students' interests are not neglected and everyone is represented equally and fairly.
About a year ago you elected me to the faculty council. In many places I have addressed student interests, discussed the problems of teaching and hopefully was able to make a difference in a few areas. I would like to continue doing this and take my experiences from last year with me and continue to represent our interests as students with a strong voice. 😀
Four representatives each can be elected in the Senate and the Extended Senate.
Hi there! 👋 I am a former member of the ifsr and currently your strong voice in the senate, the highest democratic body of our university. The past years I wasn't shy to speak up and fight for our interests. For example, it was mainly me who lobbied for the student-friendly corona rules and broader cycle lanes on the main street on our campus. 💪 To continue the successful work, I need your vote! Thanks