F. A. Z. exclusive: Frankfurt University Senate wants more presidential candidates

The extended Senate, Goethe-University is asking the University Council to reconsider its decision on the candidates for the office of the University President

F. A. Z. exclusive: Frankfurt University Senate wants more presidential candidates

The extended Senate, Goethe-University is asking the University Council to reconsider its decision on the candidates for the office of the University President once again. In a session on Wednesday has voted according to information from the F. A. Z., an absolute majority of senators to appeal in this sense to the Council.

Sascha Zoske

sheet-makers in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

The Board of Trustees had, as reported, for the presidential election on may 8. July incumbent, Birgitta Wolff, as well as the biologist and former University Vice President Enrico Schleiff proposed. Not have been nominated at the Goethe-University educational psychologist Holger Horz, and the historian Jan Palmowski, from the University of Warwick. This had caused in the Senate's displeasure, as most of its members were in at least three of the candidates selected in principle.

"election process problematic,"

in the opinion of the Senate, a majority of the High is the school Board – as well as the Senate – in the preparation of the presidential election with the best of intentions. It is not, or is invalid, but it is to be feared that a majority in the election vote to protest against the deletion of the candidate. This could probably be prevented if the three internal applicants, allowing the University Council at least.

Regardless of this, the Senate is holding the election procedure as a whole, is problematic, because it will enable the University Council to make a pre-selection, which undermines the value of the actual act of the presidential election. Therefore, it is desirable to modify the Hessian higher education act or the basic order of the University so that a consensual will be written work of higher education Council and expanded the Senate fixed.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 14:21

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