Search form

New Board of Governors at Jacobs University Bremen

New Board of Governors (f.l.t.r): Sandro Giuliani, Philipp Rösler, Antonio Loprieno, Jörg Dräger, Anne Valtink, E. Jürgen Zöllner, Lavinia Jacobs, Marco Fuchs,Peter Lürßen, Patrick Aebischer

August 21, 2018

Numerous well-known representatives from science, politics and business form the new supervisory board of Jacobs University Bremen, which was constituted on August 20. Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno, President of All European Academies (ALLEA) and former Rector of the University of Basel, was elected Chairman of the 14-member committee.

The supervisory board, called the Board of Governors at the English-medium university, is the central oversight body of Jacobs University. Besides Loprieno as Chairman, the following members have been newly appointed:  Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek, Secretary General of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Dr. Philipp Rösler, CEO of the Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation in New York and former Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Jörg Dräger, member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board and former Senator for Science and Research of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Prof. Patrick Aebischer, member of the Foundation Council of Jacobs Foundation and former President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Lavinia Jacobs, President of the Jacobs Foundation, is now representing the foundation at the Board of Governors.

Further members have extended their mandate: Martin Günthner, Senator for Economic Affairs as representative of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB System AG, Sandro Giuliani, Managing Director of the Jacobs Foundation, Peter Lürßen, Managing Director of Fr. Lürssen Werft, Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst, founding chairman of the supervisory board of Jacobs University from 1999-2004 and former president of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner, chairman of the Charité Foundation in Berlin and former chairman of the Board of Governors. Anne Valtink, President of the Alumni Association of the private university, will continue to represent Jacobs University’s alumni on the Board of Governors.

“Our university needs expertise from people in different sectors of society in order to continue to position itself successfully in the education market and to take the necessary steps to ensure growth,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann, President of Jacobs University. “I am therefore looking forward to inspirational input from the new Board of Governors and critical and constructive support for the path ahead.”

About Jacobs University Bremen:
Studying in an international community. Obtaining a qualification to work on responsible tasks in a digitized and globalized society. Learning, researching and teaching across academic disciplines and countries. Strengthening people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. This is what Jacobs University Bremen stands for. Established as a private, English-medium campus university in Germany in 2001, it is continuously achieving top results in national and international university rankings. Its almost 1,400 students come from more than 100 countries with around 80% having relocated to Germany for their studies. Jacobs University’s research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation or the European Research Council as well as by globally leading companies.
For more information: