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The University of Bremen Foundation emerged from the unifreunde Stiftung in 2009 and has been growing ever since. “Good Motives for Your Commitment” is not just the title of the information brochure: It reflects the program and content of the foundation. The University of Bremen Foundation presents private individuals, foundations, societies, associations, and enterprises with an opportunity to proactively support research and teaching in Bremen – sustainably and over the long term – by means of donations, endowments, the establishment of a foundation fund or the foundation of an own (trust) foundation.

Specifically, the foundation wants to contribute to the development of future-oriented research fields at the University of Bremen, to enable new approaches in teaching, to promote the University’s young researchers, and to advance the public communication of science.

Executive Board
Dr. Martin Mehrtens (Chairman of the Board)
Prof.Dr. Helge Bernd von Ahsen
Prof.Dr. Heiko Staroßom

Board of Trustees
Prof.Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter (Chairman)
Dr. Julie Smidt
Dr. Martin Klinkhammer
Dr. Rita Kellner-Stoll
Prof.Dr. Gerold Wefer

The Executive Board and the Board of Trustees meet twice a year.