What is the university management system

Help shape instead of just manage

University management is changing. Structures have been reorganized in recent years, and a comprehensive digital campus management system will be introduced in the coming years.
But what does the administration actually do? Are they doing anything at all? Cheeky questions to which the university administration gave answers in a variety of ways on December 4th.

After all, the services that the university management provides on a daily basis are also varied. This often happens in the background. The first day of university management at the university made it all the more clear what the administration is doing and what challenges it is currently facing.

150 employees in the various areas of university management ensure that almost 7,000 students, over 100 professors and around 270 employees in the 5 faculties find good external conditions for learning, teaching and research. More than 40 buildings with a total of 60,000 square meters need to be heated and kept clean. An annual budget of over 40 million euros must be managed responsibly.

Rector Ludwig Hilmer was one of the first visitors on December 4th in the atrium of the Carl-Georg-Weitzel-Building: “I am pleased to see how original and inviting our university management is today. In recent years, the colleagues in House 1 have gone the difficult road from university administration to university management in terms of structure, content and methodology, which helps shape the major changes in teaching and research. The digitization of teaching, for example, could not be implemented without modern management methods. "

The market stalls in the atrium of House 1 showed examples of services that support teaching and science - among other things under the headings: “Why build a new book grave? Everything is online anyway! ”And“ Is this (historically) valuable or can it be removed? ”With which the university library and university archive presented themselves.

While “building digitization” is a prerequisite for modern building management, people at the university remain an analogue being and thus a case for corporate health management: Lena Schmalwasser, head of the company, presented under the title “This is how healthy is - experience more with us” of university sports, and the BGM manager Anne Grösel the "#Campusflitzer".

The blue folding bike with the small transport basket is used by the social contact point and company health management to be even more mobile on the university campus. The colleagues from University Communication have already applied for #Campusflitzer 02 as a team-sharing bike. At her market stand, Chancellor Sylvia Bäßler provided information about flexible work from home at the family-friendly university.


After a “break at the healthy buffet”, workshops in the afternoon offered practical insights into the handling of various project management aids such as SCRUM, or into the complicated subject of copyright law and the acute challenge of “security awareness”, i.e. the protection of one's own data and theirs that are entrusted to you in the course of your own work.

As head of the university administration, Chancellor Sylvia Bäßler draws a positive conclusion: "This 1st day of college management was an experiment. And in agreement with the participants and guests, I can confidently say: The experiment was a success! The lively participation from all university areas at the opening this morning shows the interest in the university management projects and the appreciation of our work. The workshops were well to very well booked and in the discussions at the market stalls we were able to collect a lot of suggestions and ideas that will flow into our work. "

Good university management is not a matter of luck, but a small raffle among the visitors brought the three winners three pre-Christmas gifts: Stephanie Jahr from the study organization a 15 euro voucher for the NaturGut health food store, a blue thermos bottle for Kristin Ziegner-Llewelin (International Office) and first prize was a fitness watch for media dean Professor Michael Hösel.

Text: Helmut Hammer
Photos: Lisa C. Prudnikow (1-13), Sandra Kuhn (14)