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Executive Board and Central Administration

General Secretariat

Welcome to the Secretariat General

Here you can gain an overview of the services, tasks, offices and employees of the Secretariat General.

The Secretariat General is the central point of coordination and contact of the University of Bern. It is divided into the

  • Legal Services Office
  • University Archives
  • University fund raising
  • Secretariat

Legal Services Office

The Legal Services Office advises the members of the Executive Board of the University of Bern, the faculties and other university bodies as well as the administrative offices in university matters. The legal assistance service of the Student Union of the University of Bern (SUB) is available to students.

Legal collection of the university

University Archives

The University Archives of the University of Bern collects documents of archival value (protocols, records, correspondence, legacies, photos etc.) from throughout the university and prepares them for permanent archiving in the State Archive of the Canton of Bern. It also advises the offices within the university on the management of their documents and assists researchers seeking archive material on the history of the university.

Secretariat

The team at the Secretariat supports the Secretary General and the President in administrative, organizational and scheduling matters concerning the following:

  • Secretariat for the Senate, Executive Board of the University of Bern, President and Secretary General
  • Forwarding of doctoral dissertations
  • Awarding of diplomas
  • Point of contact between the university and the armed forces
  • Social Fund Foundation
  • Orientation day for first-year students
  • One-day academic holiday

Point of contact between the university and the armed forces

The point of contact between the university and the armed forces is the official advisory and contact point between the University of Bern and the cantonal military authorities and armed forces.

Services of the point of contact between the university and the armed forces

Social Fund Foundation

The Social Fund Foundation is attached to the Secretariat General and offers registered students financial support in acute emergencies.

Services of the Social Fund Foundation

Orientation day for first-year students

The Secretariat General coordinates and organizes the annual orientation day that is held each year on the Friday preceding the start of the fall semester.

Website of the orientation day

Dies academicus

The Dies academicus commemorates the founding of the University of Bern in 1834. The foundation ceremony is held each year on the first Saturday in December.

Website of the Dies academicus one-day academic holiday

Diplomas and doctoral dissertations

Our contact for diplomas and doctoral dissertations

University fund raising

The University of Bern invites philanthropic individuals, foundations and companies to partner with the University in order to promote young scientists and excellence and participate in its work.

Website of the University fund raising

Team