Students of major or minor programs at the Institute of Islamic Studies and Modern Oriental Philology are automatically student representatives.
Student representatives are represented by the Board of Trustees which currently comprises of six students:
Leonie Isch: co-president
Youri Zwahlen: co-president
Noemi Rossi: event organizer
Neal Tritten: communication and social media
Ruth Adank: communication and social media
Emira Gharbi: communication and social media
Dario Nocera: finances
The Board mediates between students and the university management and faculty. The Board is also responsible for convening board meetings where constructive discussions about students' concerns are held, such as suggestions for institute or event design and curriculum changes. Furthermore, the Board organises the Institute festival, film evenings, the "exchange of ideas" and the Summer barbecue.
In order to work efficiently, the Board is dependent on the ideas and suggestions of all students. We invite first semester students to participate actively in the Institute from the outset.