Office of the Dean
Pursuant to Section 90 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG), the Office of the Dean is responsible for heading the Faculty. The Office of the Dean is comprised of one dean and two vice deans. The Faculty's head of administration may participate in meetings held by the Office of the Dean and has a right to be heard. Pursuant to Section 89 subsection 4 HmbHG, the Faculty head of administration is responsible for managing the Faculty under the supervision of the Office of the Dean.
Pursuant to Section 90 subsection 1 sentence 4 HmbHG the dean shall serve for a term of office of five years and the vice deans shall serve for a term of office of between three to five years. The Faculty Council shall elect the dean upon the nomination of a candidate by a selection committee. If a dean is to be re-elected, then upon the President's recommendation pursuant to Section 90 subsection 5 sentence 2 HmbHG the Faculty Council may resolve to forego the selection process. The Faculty Council shall elect the vice deans upon the nomination of candidates by the dean.
The dean shall have policy-making power and may promulgate guidelines and directives to carry out the management duties set forth in Section 90 subsection 3 HmbHG. The dean shall delegate an area of responsibility to each vice dean.
Pursuant to Section 90 subsection 6 HmbHG the dean is responsible, among other things, for managing the budgetary funds allocated to the Faculty by the Presidium, deciding on the allocation of faculty positions, teaching obligations, and compiling suggestions with regard to the organization within the Faculty. The Office of the Dean shall provide the Faculty Council with an annual report and statement of account each year.
Prof. Dr. Tilman Repgen
1st term of office: 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2015
2nd term of office: 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020
3rd term of office: 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2025
Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, LL.M. (Duke)
Vice Dean for International Relations
1st term of office: 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020
2nd term of office: 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2025
Prof. Dr. Dr. Milan Kuhli
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Term of office: 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2025