Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

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Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald
legal form Foundation under civil law
founding 2000
Seat Greifswald , Germany
main emphasis Promotion of science
Chair Ulla Bonas
owner Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald Foundation

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is a science college supported by the Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald Foundation. Both institutions are named after Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach .

The facility is located in a new building in the old town in the immediate vicinity of St. Nikolai Cathedral and the old campus of the university.


The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald Foundation is the sponsor of the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald . This was established by the University of Greifswald, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation on June 20, 2000 as a foundation under civil law . According to the foundation's own presentation, Berthold Beitz , the chairman of the board of trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, was the initiator of the foundation. It brought in "a considerable part of the foundation capital in the form of land and buildings and their furnishings", while the financial capital was brought in equally by the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the University of Greifswald. All three donors provide the foundation annually with unspecified donations, the university assumes the personnel resources. A bust of the name giver of the foundation can be found on the foundation's website, but there is no information about Alfried Krupp's biography.


Main entrance on Martin-Luther-Straße

The purpose of the college is to promote science, in particular to promote the main research areas of the University of Greifswald, to bring researchers from different disciplines together to work together on key topics, to promote interdisciplinary research projects, to maintain international scientific relationships with a focus on the Baltic Sea region and to provide support of the next generation of scientists. 

For this purpose, scholarships (“Alfried Krupp Fellowships”) are awarded annually to visiting scholars , which, in addition to financial support, also include the provision of living and working spaces.

In addition to international conferences, numerous publicly accessible events with well-known scientists such as Theodor Hänsch or Paul Kirchhof take place on a regular basis .


The Board of Trustees of the Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald Foundation consists of Ursula Gather , Diethard Bergers , the Minister for Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (currently Bettina Martin) and the Rector of the University of Greifswald (2012: Hannelore Weber ).

The Foundation's Advisory Board includes Carl Friedrich Gethmann , Hans-Joachim Freund and Luise Schorn-Schütte .

The board of directors is headed by Ulla Bonas , Vice President of the Leopoldina , the National Academy of Sciences, which has held the chair for plant genetics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg since 1998.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald Foundation. In: Retrieved March 12, 2020 .