Welcome to the JKU University Senate!

In addition to the Rectorate and the University Council, the University Senate is one of the university's highest governing bodies.

The Academic Senate at the Johannes Kepler University Linz consists of 26 university faculty members, each elected for a three-year term of office. The distribution is comprised of all university employee groups and is as follows:

  • 13 representatives of university professors
  • 6 representatives of university associate professors and academic faculty members
  • 6 student representatives
  • 1 representative for general university personnel

The members of the University Senate will serve a term of office from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2019.


University Senate


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz/Austria


Schloss Auhof, Ground Floor, Room 0002

Office Hours - Secretary

Mon: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00-5:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mi: 8:00 -11:00 AM and 2:00-5:30 PM
Do: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Fr: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please note: Closed on Monday afternoon, October 11


+43 732 2468 3351
(Ms. Gnibba)
+43 732 2468 3353
(Ms. Mayr)



University Senate - Duties & Responsibilities

The University Senate at the Johannes Kepler University is subject to the following duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Univer­si­ties ­Act:

  • Submit and amend JKU Linz statutes as proposed by the Rectorate
  • Approve the draft of the Development Plan and the Organizational Plan submitted by the Rectorate

  • Approve the job profile for the position of University Rector

  • Draft a triple proposal to the University Council to elect an University Rector

  • Submit a response and position statement to proposed candidates for the position of University Rector and Vice-Rectors

  • Change the size of the University Council and elect members

  • Actively take part in the habilitation procedure and faculty member appointment procedure

  • Submit expert opinions for preliminary grievance procedures for study affairs

  • Submit and alter the curricula pertaining to academic degree programs and post-graduate programs
  • Appointing collegiate bodies who have or do not have decision-making power, creating guidelines for collegial body activities such as approving the implementation of resolutions by decision-making collegiate bodies
  • Creating a working group for equal opportunities
  • Nomi­nate members for the arbitration committee

Senate Meeting Dates 2021/2022

  • October 5, 2021
  • November 23, 2021
  • January 18, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 14, 2022

Our Members and Commissions