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Dean's office

Gralf-Peter Calliess
Prof. Dr. Gralf-Peter Calliess

Prof. Dr. Gralf-Peter Calliess 

Office hour: by appointment


With effect from 1 August 2021, I have been elected Dean by the Faculty Council for the third time after my previous terms of office from 2011 to 2013 and 2019 to 2021. According to § 89 Bremen Higher Education Act, the Dean represents the Faculty within the University and in national committes relating to the course of study. He chairs the Faculty Council and the Dean's Office, determines the guidelines for the Dean's Office and, within the competence of the Dean's Office, decides on the use of the funds allocated to the Faculty, appointments and facilities, financial management, delegation of teaching duties to ensure the provision of the required courses and examiniations in accordance with the examination regulations and the model study plan to lecturers within the framework of the regulations applicable to their contract as well as salary recommendations. His main task is to ensure that the Faculty is provided with the required personal and financial means to carry out the study programmes and to further develop the research and teaching profile of the Faculty.

Claudio Franzius

Prof. Dr. Claudio Franzius

Office hour: by appointment

Vice Dean

Since June 2017 I have been Vice Dean and in this function responsible for the pooling of research activities and the public image of the Faculty (see e.g. the film on legal studies in Bremen). As a regular member of the Academic Senate I represent the interests of the Faculty in the University.


Sebastian Kolbe

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kolbe

Office hour: by appointment

Dean of Studies

Since August 2017 I have been Dean of Studies and thus responsible for the maintenance and further development of the curriculum, including measures aimed at the improvement and further development of courses such as course evaluation, but also student advisory services. An important part of my work relates to a wide range of measures within the framework of our ForstA programme, providing crucial support to students in the planning, structuring and successful completion of their studies. As Dean of Studies I am also Head of the Study Commission and work closely together with the Study Centre.