The Advisory Board of Zessko


On behalf of the President, the Advisory Board of Zessko administrates the University’s interests in all matters of Zessko. The Board advises the University Administration and informs the Senate on the topics discussed at the meetings.

The First Amendment to Zessko’s Statutes (2016) regulates the work and composition of the Advisory Board as well as the appointment of its members.


The Advisory Board of Zessko:

University Administration Representatives:
Dr. Britta van Kempen (Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert (Vice President for International and Fundraising)
(each represents the other in case of absence)

Deans of Studies:
Prof. Dr. Monika Fenn (Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Michael Sonnentag (Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Law)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lauterbach (Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Human Sciences)
representatives in case of absence: deans of studies of the other three faculties

University Professor of a Philological Subject (as set out in the Second Amendment to Zessko’s Statutes, 2017):
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schroeder – Chair of the Advistory Board
representative in case of absence: not yet named

Zessko:
Dr. David James Prickett (Director of Zessko)
representative in case of absence: Christoph Lehker (Head of the Department of Languages, Zessko)

International Office:
Dr. Regina Neum-Flux (Director of the International Office)
representative in case of absence: Larisa Subašić (International Office)

Center for Quality Development in Teaching and Studies:
Michaela Fuhrmann (Managing Director of the Center for Quality Development in Teaching and Studies)
representative in case of absence:  Nelli Wagner

Research Staff Member:
Irene Gastón-Sierra (research staff member of the Faculty of Philosophy)
representative in case of absence: Dr. Anke Bartels

Student Representatives:

Hans Reimann
Ana Clara Soethe Scalize
Johanna Hildebrand
(each represents the other in case of absence)

External Experts:
Prof. emeritus Dr. Karin Kleppin (retired professor for language research, Ruhr University of Bochum)
Dr. Ruth Tobias  (Director of the FU Berlin Language Center)

Scheduled Meetings of the Advisory Board (2023)

  • Fourteenth Meeting | May 10, 2023
  • Fifteenth Meeting | Nov. 22, 2023

Minutes, organization:
Marita Böhning (assistant to Prof. Dr. Schweigert)