The student council (SC) is anchored by the SächsHSFG. Student councils are subdivisions of the student body, thus all students of the TU Dresden who are determined by the student council according to certain criteria. The Biology section consists of all students who study one of the following programs: Bachelor or Master Biology, Bachelor Molecular Biotechnology, Master Molecular Bioengineering or doctoral studies with initial care from biology.

There are currently 23 student councils at the TU Dresden, the most recent being the “General education schools / Elementary schools”. As a rule, each of these student councils is elected each year.

Composition: > 50% university teacher; Employee; depending on the size of the faculty 2-6 students

Tasks: The Faculty Council is the highest decision-making body of a faculty in the areas of teaching, research and the arts.

Composition: 50% university teachers and academic staff; 50% students

Tasks: The study commission prepares draft resolutions, which are decided in the faculty council.

Composition: The commission includes professors of the field, some scientific and other staff and two students. The student representatives are sent by the Student Council, usually for a period of three years. However, it is not mandatory to be an SC member.

Tasks: The commission discusses all relevant issues for the discipline and general university policy issues.

Applications such as those submitted by the study commission, habilitations and others are discussed. Important decisions are voted on.

In addition, the commission deals with organizational issues, such as the conversion of the biology diploma course in a Bacchelor / Master’s program, financial and personnel issues (appointments, applications of the student body) to the exchange of information from the various other bodies.

Composition: >50% professors; Employee; at least one student

Tasks: The tasks of the examination board include the monitoring of compliance with the examination regulations. Furthermore, the examination board decides on admission to the second re-examination.

Composition: Rector and 3 Vice Rectors, Deans of the 14 faculties, 7 staff-members (scientific or artistic staff of the university), 7 students, 3 other employees

Responsibilities: The Senate is the highest quorate body of the university. Its duties include, among other things, the approval of appointment lists, the modification of study regulations or the establishment and termination of study programs.

Composition: 35 students of the TUD, seconded by the student councils

Tasks: The Student Council is the supreme organ of student self-government. It performs its duties according to SächsHSFG § 24. These include, inter alia, the participation in committees of the university.

Miscellaneous: In accordance with its statutes, the StCo selects from its own ranks up to six managing directors who represent the StCo and manage the current affairs of the student body.

In addition, speakers from the student body are selected for the processing of independent areas (example: semester ticket, …). In addition, there are units which, as executive bodies, pass resolutions of the StuRa (examples: social affairs, public relations, …)

The Student Council sends members to the following committees:

CSSC (Conference of Saxon Student Councils) and E.G.S.M. (East German student meeting)
Composition: Representatives of the student councils
Task: superregional contact of the student representatives
Senate commissions
Composition: Senate members (analogous to the majority in the Senate, max 1/3 others)
Tasks: Development of working documents for the Senate,
Administration of the study council

Composition: representatives of the universities; a representative of the city and a representative from the business community; 50% students

Tasks: decision on the statute of the Studentenwerk; Establishment and modification of the business plan; Relief of the managing director of the Studentenwerk

The TU Environmental Initiative is a group of students of the TU Dresden from all disciplines and semesters that are committed to the environment. A key focus of its work is in the field of environmental education. Therefore, the goal is to sensitize students to ecological issues during their studies and to provide them with environmentally relevant knowledge. As part of the “Studium generale”, they regularly offer environmental ring lectures and organize information events or block seminars.

There are further different commissions (e.g. library, data processing, …) whose tasks depend on the respective area.