The university is managed by three managing boards, a further supporting pillar is the Central Administration:
- The Rector’s office manages the university. It is responsible for the correct execution of tasks and has to ensure that the university is managed in accordance with the rules. It regulates the internal organisation of the administration and is in particular responsible for the structural and development planning, the planning of the structural development, the conclusion of university contracts and distributing posts and funds available to the university.
- The University Council bears the responsibility for the development of the university and proposes measures serving to increase performance and competitiveness. It supervises the management of the Rectors's office. The tasks of the University Council include in particular the passing of resolutions on structural and development plans and the budget and the consent on concluding university contracts and interdisciplinary cooperations. The University Council selects the full-time members of the Rectors's office and confirms the election of the part-time members of the Rectors's office.
- The Senate decides on matters of research, teaching and studying, providing these are not otherwise allocated to another central body by law or the faculties. The Senate is particularly responsible for establishing, changing and cancelling study courses and university facilities and for the decisions on fundamental questions of research and the funding of young scientists as well as the transfer of technology. The Senate selects the part-time members of the Rectors's office and confirms the election of the full-time members of the Rectors's office.
- The Central Administration understands itself as a service institution, which supports the tasks defined by the State University Act, and the aims given by the university as best as possible. Being service-orientated means for the employees not just to meet demands, but to find creative and appropriate solutions in matters of research and teaching.