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Governance

As a private university, Jacobs University Bremen is independent from government control of its mission, strategic direction, and resources. Jacobs University Bremen is governed by an independent board of governors who serve as trustees of the resources and mission of the institution. The Jacobs University Bremen Board of Governors is comprised of leading figures from the world of international business, politics and academia.
 
The Board is responsible for monitoring the implementation of Jacobs University Bremen’s guiding principles, ensuring adequate resources for the operation of the university, and for approving budgets and personnel recommendations put forward by the President. The President is responsible for all administrative and academic operations of the university.
 
Organisation 
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH is a registered non-profit organisation. In accordance with its statutes, it comprises four bodies: the Councilors, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and the Executive Board, which comprises the President and the Managing Director of the university. The Board of Governors is the main decision-making body for all fundamental issues that affect the development of the university, including the appointment of the president and professors.
 
Jacobs University Executive Board
 
President / Chairman of the Executive Board
Prof. Dr. Fabio Pammolli
 
 
Jacobs University Bremen Board of Governors
As of: January 2022

Dr. Serguei Beloussov (Chairman)
Founder and President of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)

Dr. Phillipp Rösler (Vice Chairman)
Member of the supervisory boards of various listed companies, including Siemens Healthineers AG and the energy supplier Fortum, former Vice Chancellor of Germany

Jochen Berger
Founder, Entrepreneur and Investor

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven

Tim Cordßen-Ryglewski
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Verein zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in der Freien Hansestadt Bremen e. V.

Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek
Former Secretary of State and Secretary General, German Research Foundation (DFG) 2007–2018

Prof. Mark Kamlet
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Rainer Köttgen
Founding Chairman of the Board Reimar Lust Stiftung, retired State Secretary to the Senator for Education and Science Bremen, 1999–2006

Rafael Laguna de la Vera
Software Entrepreneur, Director of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND

Peter Lürßen
Managing Director of Fr. Lürssen Werft

Elena Novoselova
Vice President of communications and grant management at SIT

Stefan Rustler
Jacobs Alumnus, Class of 2012, President Jacobs University Bremen Alumni Association e.V., Consultant Accenture Analytics, Zurich

Prof. Dr. Sascha Spoun
President of Leuphana University Lüneburg

Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer
Founder and former director of MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences of the University of Bremen

Dr. Matthias Winter
McKinsey & Company, Senior Partner in Zurich

Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner
Executive Board of the Stiftung Charite, Berlin, former Chairman of Board of Governors

Ilya Zubarev
Serial technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Acronis, Runa Capital, and numerous other successful businesses