The President is elected from among the professors. He fulfils the functions entrusted to him by the University Statutes and further decrees. In particular, these functions include the chairmanship of the Senate and the Senate Committee, the management of the University, the introduction and coordination of planning measures, the representation of the University to the outside world and the supervision of the University’s administration.
The University Statutes stipulate that besides the President, the President’s Board consists of the Vice-Presidents and the General Counsel, the Director of Administration and the Director of Studies & Academic Affairs. The President may co-opt further members of the University. At present, these are the Director of Research & Faculty, the Director Institutes & Executive Education, the Director of External Relations and the Head of Communication.