Joachim Treusch

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Joachim Treusch

Joachim Treusch (born October 2, 1940 in Dortmund ) is a German physicist and science manager. Until December 31, 2012 he held the office of President at Jacobs University Bremen .


Treusch studied physics at the University of Marburg and at the TU Berlin . In 1965 he received his doctorate in Marburg with a thesis on the band structure of the Tellurium . In 1969 he completed his habilitation, also in Marburg. In 1970, at the age of 29, he became a professor at the University of Frankfurt / Main. From 1971 to 1987 he was full professor for theoretical physics at the Technical University of Dortmund . From 1984 to 1986 he was President of the German Physical Society . He then worked at the Jülich Research Center . From 1990 to 2006 he was its chairman of the board. From 1995 to 1996 he was chairman of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors .

From July 2006 (official inauguration October 6, 2006) to December 2012 he was President of Jacobs University Bremen. Before his inauguration, Treusch succeeded in winning Klaus J. Jacobs as the main sponsor for his university concept. Jacobs pledged € 15 million per year from the Jacobs Foundation for the next five years. In return, the Jacobs Foundation received a two-thirds majority of the shares. Initially, it was planned that the Jacobs Foundation would donate a further € 125 million in 2011 if the acquisition of grants for special projects were correspondingly successful. However, since the financing concept could not be realized within the planned timeframe, the Jacobs Foundation promised further financial support above the originally promised amount of 200 million euros in October 2012, thereby securing Jacobs University. The city of Bremen also decided in August 2013 on the basis of a 14-point plan drawn up in autumn 2012 for further limited financial support for the private university. In 2010, Treusch organized interdisciplinary research at Jacobs University: the scientists work in interdisciplinary research groups.

Treusch is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech) as well as the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts . He has been a representative of DPG on the board since 1993 and has been chairman of the board of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation since 2012 .


Works (selection)

  • Visions of a natural scientist for the new century. Challenge for parents, students, teachers and educational policy makers. Adamas Verlag, Cologne 2000
  • University location Germany. Are the German universities internationally competitive? Donors' Association for German Science , Essen 1997
  • Investigation of the band structure of the tellurium using the Kohn-Rostoker method. Dissertation, University of Marburg 1965, 89 p. With ill.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jonas Viering: What moves Joachim Treusch? A man who never begs . In: Die Zeit from May 6, 2010, p. 36
  2. taz , November 2, 2006
  3. "Billionaire's $ 250 Million Donation Saves Private University in Germany" , New York Times , November 8, 2006
  4. taz , November 14, 2011
  5. ^ Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, Kristin Beck (Jacobs University Bremen), Jacobs Foundation decides to continue funding Jacobs University Bremen , October 29, 2012
  6. Manager Magazin , April 17, 2013
  7. ^ Senate press office Bremen, talks on Jacobs University successfully concluded , August 20, 2013
  8. Jonas Viering: What moves Joachim Treusch? A man who never begs . In: Die Zeit from May 6, 2010, p. 36
  9. Kristin Beck (Jacobs University Bremen): "Communicator between science and the public": Joachim Treusch receives Lorenz-Oken-Medal , in: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft from September 17, 2010, accessed on September 20, 2010