2006

A presidential system of governance is again introduced: Rector Bernd Huber becomes President.

Porträt von LMU-Präsident Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber

As a result of the 2006 Bavarian Higher Education Act, a presidential system of governance was reinstated at LMU, and Professor Bernd Huber, who had held the office of Rector since 2002, became the University’s President. | © LMU

As a consequence of the 2006 Bavarian Higher Education Act, a presidential system of governance was reintroduced at LMU, and the role of the University Council was strengthened. Professor Bernd Huber, who had been elected Rector in 2002, became the new President. The President is elected by the University Council, and has wider responsibilities and greater influence than were accorded to the Rector. Responsibility for the so-called Basic Stature, which defines the administrative procedures to be followed at LMU, was also invested in the University Council. Half of the Council’s 16 members are co-opted from the Senate. The others are recruited from outside the University and comprise personalities with broad experience in the fields of science, business and the professions. The Senate’s role in the appointment of new faculty was also restricted.

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