Staff Council

The staff council is newly elected every 4 years and consists of members of the University. It advocates fair and safe working conditions for all employees.

Chairperson of the Staff Council

  • Daniel Simons

Council of the Scientific Staff

At Leuphana University of Lüneburg, there is a representation of interests for academic staff. This status group includes not only salaried and civil servant academic staff, but also teachers for special tasks, lecturers and seconded civil servants. In 2020, these were more than 400 people.

If you would like to get in touch with the WiMi Council, you can contact the spokesperson of the Board for general enquiries, this is Lennart Brunkert. Laura Hille is in charge of matters concerning doctoral students; Marlene Meuer is the contact person for academic staff in the second qualification phase, especially post-doctoral researchers; LfBAs, lecturers and international researchers should contact Sabrina Völz.  

Further information on the WiMi Council can be found on the intranet under Intranet → Committees → WiMi Council.

Women’s Affairs & Equal Opportunities

The Office for Women’s Affairs and Equal Opportunities supports Leuphana University in fulfilling its goal of reaching equal employment opportunities. This objective is set forth in the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony. The whole team is committed to the goal of creating a pleasant study, work, career and research environment that supports a family-friendly, gender- and diversity- friendly university culture. The Office for Women’s Affairs and Equal Opportunities develops strategies to eliminate existing disparities.

Representative for Women’s Affairs and Equal Opportunities

  • Dr. Kathrin van Riesen

Disabled Persons

Leuphana seeks to ensure that all workplaces are kept free of physical barriers and always fully accessible. This serves to provide fair and safe working conditions particularly for disabled persons.

Representative for Disabled Persons