The General Regulations on the Structure and Organization of the Bundeswehr University Munich stipulate that the Senate must be composed of five representatives of the professors, including at least one representative of the University of Applied Sciences of the Bundeswehr University Munich, the Commissioners for Gender Equality and one representative each of the research associates, the non-academic staff and the students. Furthermore, the members of the Governance Committee are represented in the Senate in an advisory function.

The Senate advises the University Governance and has the right of initiative. Its responsibilities include, in particular, setting priorities in research and in promoting junior academic staff, making decisions on reforms within the courses of study and providing statements on the appointment of new professors. As a general rule, the Senate also makes decisions on internal regulations to be issued by the Bundeswehr University Munich.


Members of the Senate:

Voting members of the Senate are:

  • For the professors:
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alexander Lion, Chair
    Prof. Dr. Manuela Pietraß, Deputy Chair
    Prof. Dr. Claus Hillermeier
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Löwisch
  • For the research associates:
    Thomas Diefenbach, M.Sc.
  • For the non-academic staff:
    Christoph Janello
  • For the students:
    First Lieutenant Daniel Domurath

  • For gender equality:
    AkadDir'in Pamela Koch, Civilian Commissioner for Gender Equality
    First Lieutenant Kathrin Faehndrich, Military Commissioner for Gender Equality

The following staff contribute to the Senate in an advisory function:

  • Dr. phil. Merith Niehuss, President
  • Dr.-Ing. habil. Eva-Maria Kern, Vice President for Research
  • Dr. rer. nat. Uwe M. Borghoff, Vice President for Teaching 
  • Dr. Rafaela Kraus, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and the University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr.-Ing. Karl-Christian Thienel, Vice President for Internationalization and Digitalization
  • Siegfried Rapp, Chancellor
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gregor Donatus Schlemmer, Head of the Student Division