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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. Michael Hülsmann
 
Managing Director
Dr. Michael Dubbert
 
Jacobs University Bremen Board of Governors

As of: September 2018

Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno (Chairman)
President of All European Academies (ALLEA) and former Rector of the University of Basel

Prof. Dr. Patrick Aebischer
Member of the Foundation Council of Jacobs Foundation and former President of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

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

Dr. Jörg Dräger
Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann Stiftung and former Senator for Science and Research, Hamburg

Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek
Secretary General, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Marco R. Fuchs
Chief Executive Officer, OHB System AG, Bremen

Sandro Giuliani
Managing Director, Jacobs Foundation, Zurich

Martin Günthner
Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports, Bremen

Lavinia Jacobs
President of the Board of Trustees of Jacobs Foundation

Peter Lürßen
Managing Director, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen

Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst (Honorary Chairman)
Founding Chairman of the Board of Governors 1999 – 2004, International University Bremen

Dr. Philipp Rösler
CEO Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation in New York and former Vice Chancellor of Germany

Anne Valtink
Jacobs Alumna, Class of 2013, Chair, Jacobs University Bremen Alumni & Friends Stiftung GmbH, Bremen, Senior Consultant Oliver Wyman GmbH, Munich

Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner
Executive Board, Stiftung Charité, Berlin and former Chairman of Board of Governors