Jutta Günther has been President of the University of Bremen since September 2022. Previously, she was Vice President for Research at the University of Bremen. She was appointed professor of economics at the University of Bremen in 2014 and is a member of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy (ierp) within the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics. She is also a faculty member of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), co-initiator of the Bremen Research Center for Energy Systems (BEST) and the Network for Economic Education and Consulting (NÖBB). From 2018 to 2022, she was spokesperson of the Mod-Block-DDR research association.
From 2015 to 2019, Jutta Günther was the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics’ international coordinator. Since 2017, she has been a member of the go diverse project advisory board at the University of Bremen. She is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Leibniz Science Campus Halle – Plant-Based Bioeconomy and a member of the German-Korean Consultative Body of the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Länder (Federal Chancellery). From March 2020 to November 2021, Jutta Günther has been part of the Climate Protection Strategies for the State of Bremen Enquete Commission as a scientific advisor.
Prior to her time in Bremen, Jutta Günther worked in leading scientific positions at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Halle (IWH), including as a head of department and member of the board of directors. Further stops in her academic career were Jena (habilitation), Oldenburg, and Osnabrück (studies, PhD) with study and research stays in the USA, Japan, Norway, and Russia, among others. She started her academic career following secondary education path after vocational training and employment.