Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Internal Governance of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Areas of activity of the Board of Governors

Pursuant to section B of the Constitution of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Board of Governors performs supervisory and advisory functions. It is responsible for:

  • Determining the budget
  • Advising on medium-term construction and capital expenditure planning
  • Enacting the structural development plan
  • Establishing, modifying and dissolving faculties and central institutes
  • Establishing and dissolving central units and establishing, extending or dissolving interdisciplinary centres
  • Approving and appointing professors and establishing and cancelling study programmes if a member of the Board of Trustees objects to the respective resolution of the University Senate within two weeks of the receipt of the draft minutes
  • Enacting fee regulations
  • Making strategic proposals for university development
  • Taking decisions pursuant to section 88a Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG)
  • Taking decisions pursuant to section 4 (11) BerlHG
  • Proposing appointments to the office of President and the office of Vice President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


On 30 January 2009, the Board of Trustees adopted new rules of procedure for its work.