The people involved make the Graduate School what it is. The board consists of seven members from among the super-
visors involved.

A spokesperson and a deputy director are voted by the board members to represent the Graduate School at the Research Academy at Leipzig University and to exterior organizations, final decisions on membership, study program, rules and by-laws, budget and so on. Furthermore over 90 PhD candidates
are enrolled at the GSGAS coming from various fields of study and different regions of the world.

The representation of the Graduate School consists of 1 to 3 speakers, elected by the PhD candidates for the period of one year. They represent the PhD candidates in the committees of the GSGAS and in the PhD student represen-
tation of the Research Academy.