The Rector is responsible for education within the Executive Board. He is responsible for overall educational quality at the university, admissions to study programmes at all levels and for the organisation and management of study-related matters, including the examination process.
The Rector is responsible for approving short courses and for scholarships. He confers the "venia legendi" (permission to teach) and teaching assignments, and issues invitations to visiting professors and lecturers and academic guests. He is responsible for the cooperation with secondary schools and for agreements on inter-university programmes and student exchanges.