Student council (FSI)

logo of the DIRS student council


1. Foundation of the Student Council


The student council was founded on October 27, 2014, by a majority of the students at DIRS. The council organizes student activities, promotes solidarity within the student community and strengthens the team spirit between students and members of DIRS. The current student representatives of the council are Zeynep Gülcino and Elisabeth Meck.


  • representation of students within the Department
  • contact persons for the DIRS staff
  • mediation between lecturers and students
  • contact persons for students in need
  • creation of study groups
  • support of the PR work of the department (information events in schools and mosques, profession fairs, open door events)

Planned activities:

  • excursions
  • design of the DIRS entrance hall (calligraphic posters, upholstery)
  • regular movie nights, regular group meetings, cultural events
  • manifold subject-specific speaking events
  • cooperation with other university groups (e. g. MSG, student council of Oriental studies, FAU international, mosques, schools)
  • networking activities at the Faculty for humanities, social sciences and theology, especially via Facebook

2. Activities


The student council meets every one-two weeks to discuss matters internally. Externals can join the meetings upon consultation.


Regular open meetings 

Once a month, we meet up in to get together in a less formal way. With coffee, tea and sometimes food, we try to establish a cosy atmosphere for fruitful discussions. This event is open for everybody interested and every meeting is announced publicly. Looking forward to meet you!


Contact us!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via E-Mail:


Best wishes,

Duaa, Elisabeth, Melih and Zeynep