The Academic Senate is the highest decision-making body and working body of the university. It decides on matters assigned to it in accordance with article 80, subsection 1 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (Bremisches Hochschulgesetz, BremHG).
The Academic Senate consists of 21 members, according to the following groups
The university president serves as chairperson of the Academic Senate.
All members are elected for two years, students for one year. The term begins on 1 March.