The faculty managers
The dean is the managing director of a faculty or school. The dean makes decisions about staff and finance, signs Habilitation and doctoral degree certificates and awards them at public ceremonies. A dean’s teaching obligations are reduced to ensure that they can fulfil their managerial obligations in an appropriate manner. The dean is elected by the Faculty Council or the School Council for a term of two to four years.
The dean’s deputy is the vice dean (or several vice deans). In addition, there is a special representative for academic teaching, the dean of studies.