University election: Submit your nominations from April 27 to May 10

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Elections for the Senate, Faculty Council, Appointments Council, Student Council and Student Committees

The next University election is just around the corner! This June, students, doctoral candidates and staff at FAU who are eligible to vote in the electronic University elections can vote for the representatives of each member group in the Senate, the Faculty Councils of the five faculties and in the Appointments Council of the School of Theology. Students are also able to vote on who is to represent them in the Student Council and the respective Student Committees.

Why should I vote?

“The answer is clear – so you can have your say!”, says Chancellor Christian Zens. “Getting involved in academic affairs enables members of FAU to participate in the most important decisions that are made about the structure and organization of the University and to shape teaching and research, taking an active role in contributing to the future of FAU.”

Student representation is for students discuss their goals and make decisions that they pursue further in Faculty Councils and in the Senate. The term of office of the elected students begins on October 1 and lasts for one year, the term of office of the other elected members is two years.

The election for the doctoral candidates’ representatives at FAU will take place at the same time as the University election. All doctoral candidates can vote for the speaker and the deputy speaker for their faculty. The elected members form the Doctoral Candidates’ Council.

Submit nominations by May 10, 2023

The election nominations for the individual committees can be submitted from April 27 until 4pm on May 10, 2023 to the FAU Elections Office (Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen, rooms 2.027/2.029). The relevant forms are available on the website of the Elections Office.

Electronic election

Access to the electronic polling station is provided via the electronic election portal during the University election period from 9 am on June 20 until 9 am on June 27.

You need an activated FAU IdM user account to access the election portal. “If you do not have an activated FAU IdM user account, you can apply for one and activate it now via by May 30, 2023 at the latest so that you can vote electronically,” advises Carolin Bautz from the Elections Office.

Alternatively, you can apply for postal vote documents for the University election.

Polling cards will be available from the end of April via the Election Portal. Persons without a fully activated IdM account will receive the polling card via post.

Any questions?

All the information about the University election and the work of the committees that are to be elected is available on the Elections Office website, on the Students’ Representatives website, as well as on the Doctoral Candidates’ Council website

Detailed information about the approved nominations will be available on the above websites at the beginning of June.


FAU Elections Office

Elections Office, Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen

Christian Bartels, phone: + 49 9131/85-24500 or + 49 174/4814940
Carolin Bautz, phone: +49 9131/85-25805 or +49 162/2037183
Sonja Vaask, phone: + 49 9131/85-25826 or + 49 174/5808781