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Faculty Council

The faculty council is the highest academic body of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB). According to the MHB constitution, the faculty council comprises six full-time university professors, one private practitioner or psychologist with teaching assignments, two academic staff members, one non-academic staff member, and three students.

Members ex officio with advisory vote are the vice dean for curricular and student affairs and the vice dean for research and academic affairs. The dean chairs the faculty council.

The director or deputy director of the department of psychology, the commercial director of MHB and members of the university hospital boards also attend meetings of the faculty council with the right to speak and file motions.

The faculty council is specifically responsible for the following matters:

a) assistance in establishing the dean’s office in accordance with the MHB constitution, including the election of the dean,
b) resolution on the dean’s university development planning,
c) resolution on the business plan,
d) resolution on the constitution and amendments thereof, the regulatory framework and other regulations passed by the university,
e) resolution on appointment committees and the election of further committees and panels,
f) discussion of reports by the dean or his/her deputy,
g) bestowing academic honours,
h) discussion of and decision on structural amendments,
i) passing of study and examination regulations.

The faculty council may set up further committees and panels in addition to those mentioned above.

Sessions of the faculty council are open to university members, with the exception of personnel and financial matters. The faculty council may decide on a closed session with a majority vote in substantiated cases.

Members of the faculty council

Elected members

Group professors:

Prof. Dr. Alex Alfieri
Professor of Neurosurgery
Ruppiner Kliniken

Prof. Dr. Joachim Behr
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Ruppiner Kliniken

Prof. Dr. Christian Butter
Professor of Cardiology
Immanuel Klinikum Bernau Herzzentrum Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Danzer
Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine and Health Psychology
Ruppiner Kliniken

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ritter
Professor of Cardiology
Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Winkelmann
Professor of Anatomy
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Group private practitioners:

Dr. Karin Harre
Specialist in general medicine
Walsleben

Group academic staff:

PD Dr. Claudia Kiessling
Coordinator, assessment and examination organization
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Dr. Katrin Ziemann
Coordinator, curricular development and coordination
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Group non-academic staff:

Stephan Michelis
Assistant to the dean’s office
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Group students:

Jonathan Nübel
Student of medicine
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Bertram Otto
Student of medicine
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

Wiebke Tschorr
Student of psychology
Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane

 

Permanent members

Members ex officio with advisory vote are the vice dean for curricular and student affairs, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Pommerien, and the vice dean for research and academic affairs, Prof. Dr. René Mantke. The dean, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Edmund A. M. Neugebauer, chairs the faculty council.

The directors or deputy directors of the department of psychology, the commercial director of MHB and members of the university hospital boards also attend meetings of the faculty council with the right to speak and file motions.