Student Council Philosophy

General information

The Student Council Philosophy represents all philosophy students at the University of Konstanz. It represents their opinions and views in the various university bodies and the university’s student body.

Our responsibilities:

  • The Student Council Philosophy appoints student representatives to the university bodies.
  • The Student Council Philosophy decides on the usage of its share of the student quality assurance resources.
  • The Student Council Philosophy organises Christmas parties, sales, parties and other recreational activities.
  • The Student Council Philosophy offers advice and support on study-related matters to all philosophy students.

Regular meetings

During the lecture period, the Student Council meets once a week. The regular date for the summer semester 2018 will be announced soon.

Offices and bodies

Student council leadership

Speaker: Kurt Halter
Deputy speaker: Marco Gierga

Treasurer: Jakob Reinwald
Deputy treasurer: Hannes Müller

Fachschaftskonferenz (FSK, a university-wide association representing all student councils)


The FSK is comprised of one representative from each Student Council and the FSK coordinator. The FSK coordinates and promotes exchange between the individual Student Councils. It represents the university’s students in all matters pertaining to teaching and research.

Representative from the Department of Philosophy: Kurt Halter

Study Commission


The Study Commission looks after the study programmes and study conditions in the Department of Philosophy. Its central responsibilities include debating on the examination regulations and the curriculum and conducting teaching evaluations.

Student members: Konstantin Dimas, Kurt Halter, Marco Gierga, Linus Sählhoff

Departmental Council


The Departmental Council oversees the structural development of the Department of Philosophy as well as professorial appointments and discusses the teaching recommendations submitted by the Study Commission.

Student member: Jakob Reinwald

Faculty Council


The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Humanities discusses the faculty’s structure and development plans as well as the study and examination regulations. It appoints the Study Commissions for all departments that belong to the Faculty of Humanities. It further decides on recommendations made by the appointments committees and submits them to the Senate.

Student member: Nicole Karcher

Departmental student council election body (SFSWG)


The departmental student council election bodies (SFSWG) is elected once a year by all students in the Department of Philosophy. It elects the Student Council’s speaker, the treasurer as well as the FSK representative and his/her deputy.

Members: Aaron Baur, Konstantin Dimas, Marco Gierga, Kurt Halter, Nicole Karcher, Hannes Müller, Jakob Reinwald