Study, teaching and research lies in the responsibility of seven different faculties. The fields of Business Studies
, Computer Science, and Engineering and Technology
are located at the campus Schneidershof in Trier. The faculty of Design is located at three campuses: Irminenfreihof and Paulusplatz in Trier and in Idar-Oberstein. The Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld is home of the faculties Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology and Environmental Business Studies/Environmental Law.
The university is governed by its president who is also the external representative. Two vice presidents support the president. The university consists of decision-making bodies with members who have been elected in free, equal, and secret elections. The student body is represented in the students' parliament (StuPa – student council). The student council elects the general students' committee (AStA).