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Works Council / Betriebsrat


This is the webpage of the Works Council (Betriebsrat) of Jacobs University. The 11 members are acting according to the Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz). Among the responsibilities are rights of co determination (i.e. concerning personnel development) and common safety, health, and social aspects of the workplaces. The Works Council was elected in April 2022.


The Works Council at Jacobs University

The Works Council at Jacobs University represents all employees, regardless whether they are staff or faculty. The only precondition to be represented by the Works Council is a work contract (wage earners and salaried employees including persons employed for the purpose of their vocational training). So also post-docs who are paid by third-party money and students with a job as teaching assistants are represented by us.

In 2010, the first Works Council was elected at Jacobs University. Since then, we represent the employees ensuring the participation in decision-making according to the Works Council Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz, BetrVG).

At present, the Works Council has eleven members.

Chair: Prof. Jürgen Fritz
Co-Chair: Andrea Thamm
Phone: 0421-2004130
E-Mail: workscouncil [at]
or: betriebsrat [at]

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