KIT Senate

In accordance with the KIT Act, the KIT Senate decides on decisive matters of research, teaching, studies, and advanced training and education. Among others, it confirms the election of the Members of the Executive Board and comments on the Structure and Development Plan. In addition, it advises the Commission of Funding Partners, the Supervisory Board, and the Executive Board on important scientific and technical issues. Senate meetings are held once a month and, as a rule, are not open to the public.


Senate meetings start at 2 p.m.

  • January 22, 2024 (Campus South)
  • February 19, 2024 (Campus South, start: 1 p.m.)
  • March 18, 2024 (Campus South)
  • April 15, 2024 (Campus North)
  • May 27, 2024 (Campus South)
  • June 17, 2024 (Campus North)
  • July 22, 2024 (Campus North)
  • September 16, 2024 (Campus North)
  • Oktober 21, 2024 (Campus North)
  • November 18, 2024 (Campus North)
  • December 16, 2024 (Campus North)


  • January 25, 2025 (Campus North)
  • February 17, 2025 (Campus South)
  • March 17, 2025 (Campus North)
  • April 28, 2025 (Campus South)
  • May 19, 2025 (Campus North)
  • June 23, 2025 (Campus South)
  • July 21, 2025 (Campus North)
  • September 15, 2025 (Campus South)
  • Oktober 20, 2025 (Campus North)
  • November 17, 2025 (Campus South)
  • December 15, 2025 (Campus North)

Minutes of KIT Senat (Intranet, in German only)


As outlined in Article 9 of the KIT Act (KITG) in conjunction with Article 3 of the Joint Statutes, the Senate members elected from the groups of KIT Professors having Large-scale Research Responsibilities and University Responsibilities, academic employees, students, doctoral researchers, and other employees take part in the KIT Senate meetings. By virtue of office, the President, the Executive Board Member responsible for Business and Finance, another Vice-President, a Head of Division, one of the Equal Opportunities Commissioners, and one representative of the Staff Council are members of the KIT Senate. Other KIT Senate members with advisory votes are the remaining members of the Executive Board and Heads of Divisions by virtue of office as well as a representative of the Students Union. A representative of the Young Investigator Network (YIN), a young researcher admitted for the doctoral procedure, two students, and the representative of KIT in the Supervisory Board take part in KIT Senate meetings as guests without a vote. In addition, the KIT Senate can admit further guests to a single meeting or to all meetings held during the term of office. 

Blick in den Senatssaal im Präsidiumsgebäude am Campus Süd (Foto: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)