Institutions

Reform Advisory Board

The Reform Advisory Board is an institutional Body of the Bavarian School of Public Policy appointed by the Bavarian Parliament for the duration of the school’s reform process. Its membership is composed as follows: one member nominated by each party with seats in the Bavarian Parliament; one further member from any party with more than 50 deputies; and one member each from the Technical University of Munich, the Bavarian School of Public Policy and the State Ministry.

The Reform Advisory Board oversees the reform of the Bavarian School of Public Policy in line with the decisions adopted by the Bavarian Parliament. After hearing the views of the other institutional bodies of the Bavarian School of Public Policy and in agreement with the President of the Technical University of Munich, it is tasked with appointing a reform rector and adopting the constitution of the Bavarian School of Public Policy. Decisions of the institutional bodies of the Bavarian School of Public Policy on amendments to the constitution, on course-related statutes and on the budget and staffing plan require the agreement of the Reform Advisory Board.

Members:

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has eighteen members. Eight are drawn from the Senate, one member is drawn from each of the parties in the Bavarian Parliament and one additional member is drawn from any party with more than 50 deputies. The Technical University of Munich is represented by its Senior Executive Vice President and one of the members of its Board of Trustees. The HfPs Board of Trustees is completed by additional members from science, culture, business and skilled professions.

The Board of Trustees decides on amendments to the constitution in agreement with the President of the Technical University of Munich, elects the rector based on a proposal from the TUM President and appoints the HfP administrative director in agreement with the Chancellor of TUM. It also makes decisions, in agreement with the TUM President, on creating, modifying and abolishing study programs, on the budget and staffing plan and on the HfP financial report.

Members:

Senate

The Senate is composed of the professors appointed to the Bavarian School of Public Policy by the Technical University of Munich as well as additional professors selected by the TUM President including the Chair of the TUM Senate. The remaining members of the Senate include elected representatives of academic and non-academic staff at the Bavarian School of Public Policy and elected student representatives and the gender equality officer of the Bavarian School of Public Policy.

The Senate decides upon the legal regulations to be adopted by the HfP with the exception of the constitution, provides advice on study programs, and decides in accordance with the exam regulations adopted by TUM and in cooperation with the rector on the range of study programs offered at HfP. It also makes decisions on all matters that do not fall within the remit of the other institutional bodies.

Members:

Reform rector

After hearing the views of the other institutional bodies of the Bavarian School of Public Policy and in agreement with the President of the Technical University of Munich, the Reform Advisory Board appoints a reform rector.

His/her task is to lead and shape the reform of the Bavarian School of Public Policy in accordance with the policies set down for this purpose by the Bavarian Parliament. In particular, s/he assists in the appointment of lecturers, in setting up new courses and in developing a new organizational structure for the Bavarian School of Public Policy.

The reform rector assumes the tasks and powers incumbent on the rector pursuant to HfP law during the appointment process, represents the Bavarian School of Public Policy in the process of concluding employment contracts with academic staff pursuant to HfP law, oversees the structuring of the new study programs provided for in HfP law and issues instructions related to this process, proposes statute changes, assumes the powers of a university manager described in the Bavarian Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz) and performs the tasks of the rector in periods where no rector is in office. Statute decisions of the Senate require his/her agreement.

Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt has been appointed as reform rector effective July 1, 2016.

Managing director

The managing director is appointed by the Board of Trustees based on the proposal of the rector and in agreement with the Senior Executive Vice President of the Technical University of Munich.

The managing director oversees the administration of the Bavarian School of Public Policy and is the HfP's budget officer in accordance with budgetary regulations. She also supervises the non-academic staff of the Bavarian School of Public Policy.

Dr. Claudia Höfer-Weichselbaumer was appointed as managing director of the Bavarian School of Public Policy on December 1, 2014.