The University Council of the German Sport University Cologne consists of eight members. The chairman is Lothar Feuser. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ilse Hartmann-Tews, head of the Institute for Sport Sociology, is his deputy.
According to the University Freedom Law of 1st January 2007 (§ 14 University Law - UL), the University Council is one of the central bodies of the universities in NRW, with its own procedural rules. The current second period of office for the University Council at the German Sport University Cologne lasts until 28th November 2017.
The members of the University Council are appointed by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research for the state of NRW. Their period of office is five years. The duties of the board include electing the members for the President’s Office.
The University Council of the German Sport University Cologne meets at least four times a year and has wide-ranging authorities. It makes decisions in collaboration with the President’s Office concerning the future strategic orientation of the university. Moreover, it not only elects the university management, it is also responsible for the supervision of this management. It has an advisory function to the university management.