Basics of our work

Here you will find all the basics of our work.
From the legal requirements, to our committees such as the Board of Directors and the statutes of the Studierendenwerk, to the audited annual reports of recent years, you can find all the information you need on how we use your tuition fees in our work.

If you still have questions about our work despite the information, then simply contact us at kommunikation@stw-vp.de or give us a call: +49 6341 - 9179-200

Law on Higher Education Part 8 Studierendenwerke Rhineland-Palatinate

The work of the Studierendenwerke in Rheinland-Pfalz is governed by the Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act), as it is amended from time to time. The law is also the guideline for our work and gives us the framework for our services.
  • You can find the current version of the Hochschulgesetz with the part "Studierendenwerk" here (only in German)

Statutes of the Student Union

The Administrative Board of the Studierendenwerk adopts the statutes and any amendments of them. The statutes specify the legal requirements, tasks and financing.
  • Here you will find the current statutes of the Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz. (only in German)

The Board of Directors

The Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz is an institution under public law with legal capacity and consists of the management and administrative bodies. The management conducts the business of the Studierendenwerk and represents it externally.

The administrative board advises and supervises the management. It decides - insofar as the decision is not delegated to the management - in fundamental matters. Among other things, it adopts the business plan and decides on the appropriation of the annual results. It is also responsible for expanding or restricting the tasks of the Studierendenwerk, taking out loans, acquiring or selling real estate, fixing student fees or setting up companies.
The Administrative Board consists of three professors or academic employees of the universities, four students and one person from public life. Furthermore, a Chancellor appointed by the Presidium of the universities in the area of responsibility is a member of the Administrative Board. The Staff Council (Chair), as an organ of the Studierendenwerk, participates in the meetings in an advisory capacity. The term of office of the professorial members, the chancellor and the public figure is three years, that of the students one year.

The current members of the Board of Directors (as of November 2019 / 19th period of office) are:

Professors or academic staff
  • Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Jendrik Petersen – Chairman – University of Koblenz–Landau, Campus Landau; Institute for Industrial Pedagogy / Personnel Development
  • Dr. Doris Kinne - Johannes Gutenberg – University Mainz, FTSK Germersheim department 06; Dean's Office Studies and Teaching / Public Relations
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mohr - University of Business and Society Ludwigshafen; Vice Dean Department II Marketing and Human Resources Management

Student members
  • Laura Zillgen - University of Koblenz–Landau, Campus Landau
  • Jonas Zimmermann - Johannes Gutenberg – University Mainz, FTSK Germersheim Fachbereich 06
  • N.N. - University of Business and Society Ludwigshafen
  • Lukas Philipp - University of Applied Sciences Worms

Chancellor
  • Carolin Nöhrbaß, chancellor, legal advisor - University of Business and Society Ludwigshafen

Public figure
  • Anke Simon, Member of the state parliament, Ludwigshafen and deputy chairwoman of the administrative board

Chairperson of the staff council
  • Christine Fischer - Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz, Chairman of the Staff Council, in an advisory capacity

Contribution regulations of the Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz

The fees (including your semester fee) - a total of around 2.5 million euros per year - all serve to co-finance non-commercial offers for students, such as the running of canteens (where the state is still getting a little extra money), the operation of childcare facilities for students' children, social counseling, counseling for students with children, counseling in psychological matters and support for cultural events by and for students. The contribution regulations also apply beyond the last semester until further notice, unless the Administrative Board decides to change them. It must be approved by the Ministry of Science of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, as must any changes.

Guidelines for economic management

In its work, the Studierendenwerk is bound by the guidelines for economic management, the drawing up of economic plans and the balancing of student unions in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Business reports

The annual reports of the Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz provide an overview of the events of the previous year as well as the economic development and prospects for the coming years. Here you will find an overview of our work and our plans for the future. You can download the annual reports of recent years as PDF files here: