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The University Council (see § 21 UG 2002) - as the supervisory board of the university - has, inter alia, the task of electing a Rector and approving the draft service agreement between the university and the ministry. It also chooses the Vice Rectors at the suggestion of the Rector. In addition, the University Council approves the university's development and organizational plan. The functional period lasts five years. The University Council of the University of Salzburg has seven members.

The five-member Rector's office is responsible for the management of the University, heads the University and represents it externally (see. § 22 UG 2002).In addition to their management duties, members of the Rectorate are still assigned departmental/faculty priorities, Schwerpunkte,  and special institutions and service facilities. The term of a Vice Rector is four years.

In addition to the tasks of being a member of the collegial body, the Rector has to perform his own duties as a monocratic body (see § 23 UG 2002).

The Senate of the University of Salzburg has 26 members: thirteen professors, six representatives of mid-level teaching staff, a representative of the general staff, and six students. The primary tasks of the Senate include approval of the amendments of the University Statute, approval of the draft of the Development and Organization Plan; drawing up a short list of three candidates for the election of the Rector of the University; and involvement in the Habilitation and appointment processes. The term of office is three years.

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    The Long Night of Research will take place, for the first time digitally, on the 9th October 2020.
    The Africa-UniNet project call 2020 is now open(project start: 01st March 2021).
    Working groups from the Didactics of Physics and School Development, Mathematics and Urban Landscape and Ecology at the PLUS and the University of Education,Salzburg are involved in the interdisciplinary project „CO2BS - Cool Trees and Sensors“.
    Salzburg biologists Anja Hörger and Stephanie Socher receive 150,000 Euros in funding for their courageous project idea within the framework of the new “1000 ideas program” from the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Over the next two years the young scientists “Immortal Titans”, will analyze the huge genome of the Titan Arum, the largest flower in the world. The “1000 Ideas Programme” is intended to support high-risk research in order to increase Austria's innovative strength.
    Farid Hafez, Senior PostDoc Fellow in the Department of Political Science receives the ‘Islam on the Edges’-Grant from Shenandoah University/USA.
    Roman Wild is the new head of the specialist workshop of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Mr Wild has already worked in the specialist workshop for 5 ½ years and previously worked as a product manager (in the field of customer service and repairs) at Hale electronic.
    We are pleased to invite you to our virtual consultation hours at the Department of Slavic Studies. During these consultation hours, which will be held online via Webex-Meetings you will be able to ask all the questions you have on the degree courses offered by the Department of Slavic Studies - BA Slavonic Studies, BA Language-Economy-Culture (Polish, Russian, Czech) and teaching degrees for the Russian language.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
    You want to start a teaching degree at the University of Salzburg and are considering choosing one ( or even two) Romance language(s) but you have some questions, uncertainties or doubts about the possibilities and the university level education in the Department of Fachbereich Romance Studies?
    150 participants have already taken the opportunity to register for more than 50 courses on IT and digitialisation at the ditact_women's IT summer studies at the University of Salzburg, which will take place from the 01.09.-12.09.2020.Registration is still possible until the 12. July and then the remaining places will be taken as last minute reservations.
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Corona semester
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