Administrative Board

The administrative bodies of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen include the Administrative Board and the Director. Basic decisions about the Studierendenwerk are made by the administrative board.

Duties and constitution


Under the terms of the Thuringian Student Union Law of 6 March 2006, the administrative board must perform the following duties:

  • decide upon rules and regulations
  • appoint a director and, if necessary, deputy director, who can be recalled with a two-thirds majority vote of the board members
  • decide upon a yearly budget, especially concerning the prices for housing and food, as well as fees for the use of the Studentenwerk’s facilities
  • hire a certified public accountant to audit the annual financial statements and management reports
  • review the Studentenwerk’s audited financial statements and based upon them, decide upon the relief of the managing director up to the end of the year following that fiscal year.
  • enact guidelines for the administration of the Studentenwerk and ensure that they are complied with by the director
  • decide upon the purchase, sale and cost of real estate and real estate property rights
  • decide whether to take out loans or to stand surety
  • consent to the hiring or dismissal of employees whose positions are in the salary brackets I through IV a BAT-O

The administrative board consists of:

  1. three university presidents, who are chosen by the State University President Congress
  2. three students, who are chosen by the Congress of Thuringian Students
  3. one to two representatives from areas outside the universities (the appointment of these board members is carried out by the members of the board according to points 1, 2, 5 and 6)
  4. one student each—who is chosen by the Congress of Thuringian Students—per member of the board according to point 3
  5. the director of the State Academy
  6. one student of the State Academy, who is chosen by the State Academy Student Committee

The director of the Studentenwerk Thüringen is Dr. Ralf Schmidt-Röh.

Next appointment of the administrative board: February 26, 2019 in Weimar

Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp Leader President of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Michelle Storandt
Deputy Leader
Student of the TU Ilmenau
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wagner Member President of the Hochschule Nordhausen
Prof. Dr. Steffen Teichert Member Rektor of the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Utecht Member Director of the Duale Hochschule Gera-Eisenach
Christian Heise Member Stadtverwaltung Jena

Daniel Garcz Member Student of the Musikhochschule FRANZ LISZT Weimar
Florian Rippstein Member Student of the TU Ilmenau
Martin Rudolph
Member Student of the TU Ilmenau
Maria Honecker Member Student of the TU Ilmenau


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