Board elections

At Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, committee elections take place every year. But which committees are there and what are they responsible for? What good reasons are there for getting involved in a committee? When can I submit election proposals and when does the online election take place?

We give you an overview:

Which committees are elected at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences and what are they responsible for?

University Assembly

The University Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the university and a self-governing body. The University Assembly is democratically elected and consists of members of all groups represented at the university. The ex officio members of the Presidential Board, the presiding members of the deaneries, the Equal Opportunity and Family Representative, the commissioned person for diversity, the presiding member of the Staff Council, the presiding member of the Student Council as well as the representative for severely disabled persons belong to the University Assembly.The University Assembly assumes legislative tasks and issues regulations and statutes of the university, decides on structural and development planning as well as the principles of resource allocation. In addition, the University Assembly elects the members of the Presidential Board and comments on the appointment proposals of the departments for filling professorships.

Departmental Councils

The departmental council represents the interests of the members of the department. It is made up of members of the professors, students and employees of a department.The core tasks of the departmental council include:

  • the election of the chairing member of the dean's office as well as two further members
  • the participation in the establishment of new courses of study and the range of courses offered
  • the development of study and examination regulations
  • the distribution of finances for research and teaching, e.g. for the latest laboratory equipment
  • the adoption of resolutions on the appointment of professors, and
  • the coordination of research projects and focal points as well as the promotion of young scientists.

Participation in the departmental council offers opportunities to help shape the development of the university and provides a wide range of scientific insights into various areas.

Advisory Board for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues

The Advisory Board for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues enforces equal rightsin connection with the Thuringian Equal Opportunity Act and the equality of men, women, and persons of the third sex. It meets online twice per semester in fixed periods of time not exceeding 60 minutes. The Advisory Board supports the Equal Opportunity and Family Representative of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences as well as her deputy and consists of one representative each from the group of professors, employees and students. The advisory board discusses current issues concerning the equal opportunity policy at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences (equal opportunity plan or equal opportunity strategy of the HSN), as well as approaches to solving possible conflict issues (discrimination) . The HSN is also part of the Thuringian Competence Network for Equality, which is especially committed to promoting women in the MINT subjects. In this context, the Thuringian Campus Tour for schoolgirls is held annually. One focus is the topic of the "family-conscious university". To implement this focus, the (now digital) Family Card was introduced, which includes discounts for students or employees with family work. A welcome voucher with HSN bibs for newborns is also issued. The Advisory Board is very concerned with supporting the compatibility of family and studies or employment at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.

Staff Council

The Staff Council is elected by the employees, is a part of them and their representative. It meets regularly to discuss motions submitted or the current situation at the university and to pass resolutions. Through the Staff Council, employees are involved in internal decisions within the department. Conflicts of interest are mediated and discussed, for example, in staff meetings. The Staff Council ensures that all protective regulations applicable to employees are observed. The Staff Council represents the interests of all employees, mediates, assists, participates in decision-making, monitors and serves as a point of contact for all official matters.

Council of Assistants

A member of the Assistant Council shall have the right to attend, make motions, and speak at Staff Council meetings. There is a right to vote in all matters concerning assistants.

Doctoral Students' Representative Council

The doctoral students' representation of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is the representation of interests of the doctoral students and represents all doctoral marginal students who work on their doctoral project at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. The doctoral students' representation enables an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental exchange on matters relevant to doctoral studies and thus contributes to the promotion of an interdisciplinary, cooperative and international doctoral culture at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. The work of the doctoral student representation makes the work of doctoral students at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences visible internally and externally.

The tasks include:
  • Formulating and representing the interests of the doctoral student body at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences and making recommendations in all matters concerning them to all bodies and committees of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.
  • Promotion of networking and exchange of doctoral students
  • Promotion of structures for a professional support of the doctoral students among each other (e.g. writing workshop, internal colloquia)
  • Support for doctoral candidates in matters concerning the doctoral process at the request of the doctoral candidates
  • Assistance and advice for those interested in doctoral studies
  • Support and networking of former doctoral students of the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences
  • Organization of further education concerning the doctoral projects of the doctoral candidates
  • regular exchange with the doctoral representatives of the university

Student Council

The Student Council (StuRa) represents the interests of the enrolled students. It takes care of the political, professional, social and cultural interests of the students and supports academic and professional initiatives. The StuRa promotes the political education of the students and maintains national and international student relations.

Student Representative Councils

Student councils represent the interests of the students of a particular student body. The student council is responsible for the students' subject-related concerns. It organizes introductory events for freshmen and hosts student council parties, for example. The student representatives also advise students on social and organizational issues.

Six good reasons to get involved in a panel

  1. You will gain insights into the political processes of the university, can actively participate and thus help shape the future of Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.
  2. You can build a network and benefit from the experiences of students from different semesters. You get to know the professorial staff and employees of the university from a different perspective and meet each other at eye level.
  3. You will learn new skills, such as building and improving your organizational management. You will get to know the processes within the university better and gain experience in coordinating and keeping other people, budgets and schedules.
  4. You can have a say in teaching and structural issues.
  5. You enhance your resume. Volunteering helps set you apart from other applicants and shows a willingness to work extra hours.
  6. You can receive BAföG for a longer period of time.

Current election period 2022

University committees

The next committee elections will take place from

June 8, 2022 (12:00 noon) to June 15, 2022 (12:00 noon).

All eligible voters are requested to submit election proposals no later than May 13, 2022, 3:00 pm. Ballot proposals will be completed electronically and emailed to hochschulwahlen@hs-nordhausen.de.

The committee elections will be conducted as an online election . A link to the online election will be on the dashboard in Moodle throughout the election period. Additionally, all voter(s) will receive a link to the online election via email.

The following voter groups will be voting:

  • Staff(s)
  • University faculty
  • Students
  • Assistant(s)

The following are elected:

Representative(s)

Term of Office

Seats

in the university assembly for the student electorate

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

3

in the university assembly for the electorate of employees

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

3

in the university assembly for the electorate of university teachers

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

3 permanent, 3 supplementary

in the Engineering Faculty Council for the student constituency

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

3

on the Engineering Faculty Council for the employee electorate

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

3

in the Faculty Council Engineering Sciences for the electorate of university teachers

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

3 permanent, 4 supplementary

in the Departmental Council of Economics and Social Sciences for the student constituency

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

4 (1 seat per study area)

in the Departmental Council of Business, Economics and Social Sciences for the voter group of employees

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

4 (1 seat per study area)

in the Departmental Council for Economics and Social Sciences for the electorate of university lecturers

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

4 permanent (1 seat per field of study), 8 supplementary (2 seats per field of study)

on the Advisory Council for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues for the student constituency

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

1

on the Advisory Council for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues for the employee constituency

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

1

on the Advisory Council for Equal Opportunity and Family Issues for the constituency group of university lecturers

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

1

of the doctoral students' representation

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2024

4 (2 per department)

of the assistants' council

01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

3

Other important dates for committee elections:

Announcement of the election

27.04.2022

Submission of election proposals (electronically to the election officer)

27.04.2022 - 13.05.2022, 15:00 hrs

Electoral roll (display in the election office or information by telephone)

05.05.2022 - 11.05.2022

Publication of election proposals

25.05.2022

Announcement of election results

16.06.2022

Organs of the student body

Elections to the governing bodies of the student body will take place from

June 8, 2022 (12:00 noon) to June 15, 2022 (12:00 noon).

All eligible voters are requested to submit election proposals no later than 13.05.2022, 15:00. The election proposals will be completed online and sent online to the e-mail address hochschulwahlen@hs-nordhausen.de.

The election will be conducted as an online election. A link to the online election will be available on the dashboard in Moodle throughout the election period. Additionally, all voter(s) will receive a link to the online election via email.

    The following voter groups will vote:

    • Students

    The following are elected:

    Representatives

    Term of Office

    Seats

    of the Student Council (StuRa)

    01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

    13

    Student Council

    01.10.2022 - 30.09.2023

    5-12 (vary per student council)

    Other important dates for elections to student government bodies:

    Announcement of the election, 56th day before the election, § 7 WahlO Stud.

    until 18.05.2022

    Submission of election proposals (electronically to the election committee of the student body) 4 weeks after announcement of the election date, § 6 para. 4 WahlO Stud.

    until 15.06.2022

    Display of electoral roll, § 7 para. 2, § 5 para. 7 WahlO Stud.

    15.06.2022 - 29.06.2022

    Publication of election proposals, immediately after deadline, § 6 para. 4, 6 WahlO Stud.

    06/16/2022

    Announcement of election results, immediately after conclusion of the election, § 11 para. 6 WahlO Stud.

    26.07.2022