Did you know that you are a member of the student body? On this page we will show you how all the different organs of the university work together and who does what.



Outside the faculties, within the entire university

within the university

Outside the faculties, within the entire university

Rector’s Council
The Rectorate consists of the Rector, the Prorectors and the Chancellor, whose duties are to
manage the entire university.

The Senate shall decide on matters of research, teaching, studies and further education insofar as these are not assigned by law to another central body. The Senate consists of the Rector, the Vice-Rectors, the Chancellor, the Deans and the Equal Opportunity Officer, as well as six professors, two academic and two other staff members and four students. The student senate members are also members of the student parliament by virtue of their office. They coordinate their topics with StuPa and AStA.

University Council
In addition to the rectorate and the senate, the university council was introduced as the third body of the university. The University Council is an advisory, planning and supervisory body. It consists of nine external members. Its most important tasks include decisions on the structural and development planning of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and the control of the management of the Rectorate.

Student Parliament
The Student Parliament (StuPa) discusses and decides on all fundamental matters of the student body, it is our legislature. It currently consists of 16 members and is elected by all students to represent them. The four student senate members are also members of the StuPa.

within the university

The Dean’s Office is authorized to give instructions to assistants, employees and professors within the faculty.

Faculty Council
The Dean’s Office has authority to give direction to assistants, employees, and professors within the faculty, headed by the Dean.
Faculty Council
The Faculty Council (FR) consists of the Dean’s Office by virtue of office and by election of professors, academic staff, other staff and students. The number of group members is distinguished between large and small faculty council:
In the large FR (MMT(7), IMM(6), EIT(7), IWI(7), W(8)) sit 6-8 students, two research assistants, one or two other staff members and all professors. Five students, one research assistant, one other staff member, and nine professors sit on the small FR (AB). It advises on all matters of fundamental importance to the faculty and comments on appointment proposals. Typically, student members are also active in their respective student council.

The composed student body
Since 2014, the student body, which represents the interests of the students, is no longer part of the university, but an independent corporation under public law (KöR) with the associated rights and obligations.

Student Council Conference
The Student Council Conference (FSK) consists of representatives from each student council and coordinates joint activities of all student councils. It usually meets twice a semester for this purpose.

General Student Committee
The General Student Committee (AStA) represents the student body and carries out the decisions of the Student Parliament. Its members are appointed by the StuPa for specific tasks. It consists of the Chairman, second Chair as well as officers for specific tasks such as finance, culture or social affairs.




First of all, the student council (FS) refers to the students of a faculty, accordingly there are six of them at the university. Colloquially, however, this usually refers to the active student council, i.e. students who are committed to helping others in the department.

As a rule, the advice of the student council is also gladly accepted by the dean. The organization within a student council is left to its own devices.

The active student council can often help you with study-related questions, as it consists of students from different semesters. Often they have faced the same or similar problems as you are facing right now.

It conducts introductory events for freshmen (“O-Phase”), often manages collections of old exams and their solutions, and occasionally organizes other events such as lectures and, of course, student council parties.