The Advisory Board makes recommendations on university profile building and the focus in research and teaching, as well as further developments of the courses on offer.
The recommendations include those on:
It elects the President and Head of Administration.
The Advisory Board has eight members with voting rights, of whom six are external. Proposed by the University, they are elected for a term of office of four years.
Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Bauer, retired President of the Thuringia Oberlandesgericht (higher regional court)
Marina Heller, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Rhön-Rennsteig-Sparkasse (bank)