Department V: Legal Affairs

In the KU Legal Affairs department, lawyers who are qualified to hold the office of a judge (Jurist/in) take care of all legal matters of the University, in particular in the fields of higher educational issues and examination law matters. This also includes legal regulations at the KU, different legal issues concerning University members and legal support for appointment procedures and different projects. As concerns contracts and agreements, the Legal Affairs department mainly focuses on research and development contracts as well as national and international cooperation agreements. We are the responsible contact persons for the processing of student objection procedures and provide advice and support in connection with legal claims.

The manager of the Senate is also a member of the KU Legal Affairs department.

Statutes, regulations and other regulatory frameworks

The KU passes statutes, regulations and other regulatory frameworks, which you will find on the following webpages.


Here, you will find the KU doctoral regulations and habilitation regulations as well as legal regulations of academic institutions, such as the Graduate Academy, and research institutions. Other regulations in the area of research, such as the regulations on safeguarding standards of good scientific practice and dealing with allegations of scientific misconduct and the PROFOR guidelines are also available here.

Director Vice Chancellor

Katrin Schels
Abteilungsleitung, Vizekanzlerin
Building Marktplatz 7  |  Room: MP7-211

Secretary's Office

Monika Schlapschy