The Allgemeine Studierendenausschuss (AStA)

The Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss (AStA) is the university-wide representation of interests of all students at RWTH. We are elected annually by the student parliament. Our tasks consist of representing the students’ interests in university policy towards the university, the state and the public, managing the financial resources of the student body, advising on a wide range of social and student issues, organizing a cultural program and political education.

We work together with many other student groups and organizations, such as the student councils (Fachschaften), the equal opportunity project of the student body (Gleichstellungsprojekt), the student senators, therepresentation of foreign students (AV) or the numerous student initiatives and associations.

Our heads of the departments

Lena Schrader

Lena Schrader

Chairwoman

Paul Heuermann

Paul Heuermann

Head of the department for teaching and education

Karl Hammer

Karl Hammer

Head of the department for public relations and political education

Lukas Lardinoix

Lukas Lardinoix

Head of the department for sustainability and stud. engagement

Ana Zhivkova

Ana Zhivkova

Head of the department for social issues

Niklas Schumacher

Niklas Schumacher

Head of the department for culture

Joshua Derbitz

Joshua Derbitz

Head of the department for finance & organization