According to § 88 HochSchG (the statute on higher education), the Dean has above all the following duties:
The Dean may be represented by a Vice Dean in all the tasks described above.
The Dean and the Associate Dean shall be elected by the Faculty Council from among the professors who are members of the Faculty Council for a term of three years. The President may submit a proposal.
The Dean may participate in an advisory capacity in the meetings of the faculty committees and joint committees in which the department participates, even without being a member of them.
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