Division 1.1 - Academic Affairs, Examination and University Law


Division 1.1 Academic Affairs, Examination and University Law belongs to the Department of Academic Affairs and Registrar's Office within RWTH Aachen's Central University Administration.


Our Responsibilities

Responsibilities of Division 1.1 include management of the Senate and other committees, such as the Constitutional Committee and the Equal Opportunities Committee.

The Electoral Office, situated in Division 1.1, organizes the election of members of the Senate and the faculty councils at RWTH Aachen University.

The Division advises and supports examiners, examination boards, and the Faculties with legal questions and matters regarding examination and examination procedural law. Additionally the Division is responsible for administrative lawsuits and appeal proceedings about examination and admissions matters, excluding appeal proceedings for individual study spots.


The Division is also responsible for the legal review of a broad range of regulations, including general and degree course-specific examination regulations, doctorate regulations, as well as habilitation, student body, and Faculty regulations. These activities also include dealing with legal questions relating to higher education law, including doctoral, postdoctoral and student body law. In addition, the Division exercises legal supervision over the student body.

The regulations and statutes of the University, which are adopted by the various University committees, are published as Official Announcements.

The department is also responsible for the legal review of applications for the award of the titles of Associate Professor and Honorary Professor and for drawing up the University's gender equality plans.

Department 1.1 is also home to the Scholarships for Doctoral Students.

Accreditation of German Student Initiatives

German student associations can submit a Request for Accreditation as a Student Initiative of RWTH Aachen University to the Division of Examination and Statutory Law. Further information and the prerequisites to the accreditation process can be found in the Instructions for the Accreditation of German Student Initiatives at RWTH Aachen University.



Name Contact
kommissarische Abteilungsleiterin
Larissa Franke LL.B.
Phone: +49 241 80 99091

Kathrin Otten, Ass. jur., kommissarische stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin (s. u.)
Vergabe des Großen Senatssitzungszimmers, Amtliche Bekanntmachungen
Verwaltungsangestellte, Teilzeit
Svenja Stevelmans
Phone: +49 241 80 94047

Sabrina Holtum
Sachgebiet Juristische Sachbearbeitung
Juristische Sachbearbeitung Abteilung 1.1
Sachgebietsleiterin, komm. stellv. Abteilungsleiterin
Ass. jur. Kathrin Otten
Phone: +49 241 80 94884

Ass. jur. Julia Hauer
Phone: +49 241 80 90703

Ass. jur. Susanne Pohl
Phone: +49 241 80 94013

Ass. jur. Simone Schmitt
Ass. jur. Dina Schulte-Luenzum
Phone: +49 241 80 94341

Ass. jur. Linda Schwiering
Phone: +49 241 80 99079

Ass. jur. Svenja Weidenhaupt
Phone: +49 241 80 96485

Stipendien und Förderungsangelegenheiten
Jessica Hannemann B. A.Phone: +49 241 80 94108

Larissa Franke, LL.B. (s. o.)
stellvertretende Wahlleiterin
Christina Kleinen (s. u.)
Gremienangelegenheiten, Rechtsprüfung Honorarprofessuren und apl. Professuren, Ordensangelegenheiten
Larissa Franke, LL.B. (s. o.)
Koordination der Mitgliedschaften des Rektors
Christina Kleinen (s. u.)
Betreuung der Gleichstellungskommission
Christina Kleinen B. Sc.Phone: +49 241 80 98089

Promotionen und Habilitationen
Zweitausfertigungen von Promotionsurkunden, Promotionsverifikationen, Habilitationsstatistik, Titelentzugsverfahren bei Habilitationen
Christina Kleinen (s. o.)
Nachrufe und Glückwünsche
Christina Kleinen (s.o.)