Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

Teaching and Learning Committee

What is a Teaching and Learning Committee?

A Teaching and Learning Committee (KLS or LuSt) is a student co-determination body. Pursuant to § 22 of the Statutes of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the students account for half of the seats and votes. Other members include university teachers and academic staff. There is a KLS at each Faculty, as a permanent commission of the Faculty Board.

At the Faculty of Life Sciences, there is also one KLS for each subject at the departmental level as a permanent commission of the departmental boards. 

What tasks does a Teaching and Learning Committee have?

Pursuant to § 22 of the Statutes of Humboldt-Universität:

  • Advisory services in all fundamental matters of study and teaching of the Faculty/Department
  • Decisions on the drafts of study and examination regulations
  • Decisions on the draft of the course report of the Faculty/Department
  • Participation in drafting appraisals on appointment proceedings relating to university didactic activities
  • Evaluation

Students have the option to register agenda items for the commission meetings. To do so, please contact the following people in advance:

KLS for Life Sciences (LeWi): Stefanie Schüler

KLS for Biology/Biophysics: Prof. Franz Bartl

KLS for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences: Prof. Harald Grethe

LuSt for Psychology: Ursula Hess / Prof. Sebastian Markett