Wilhelm Krull

Secretary General at Volkswagen-Stiftung

Wilhelm Krull

Wilhelm Krull

Secretary General at Volkswagen-Stiftung

Biography

Since 1996, Dr. Wilhelm Krull has been running the Volkswagen Foundation – following his studies in German, philosophy, education and politics, an appointment as a DAAD lecturer at the University of Oxford, and leading positions at the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science Council) and at the headquarters of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society). Besides his professional activities in science policy as well as in the promotion and funding of research, he was and still is a member of numerous national, foreign and international committees.

At present he is the Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, a member of the Governing Board of the Central European University in Budapest, of the Scientific Advisory Commission of the State of Lower Saxony and of the Board of Regents of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and Hanover, as well as further Max Planck Institutes in Potsdam and Radolfzell.

In 2004/05, he was member of a commission of experts for the evaluation of the Science Foundation Ireland. In 2005, he chaired the founding committee for the new Academy of the Sciences in Hamburg. Together with a commission of leading personalities in the German higher education system, in the same year he formulated a framework for a future-oriented higher education and research system in Germany.

Wilhelm Krull devotes himself to the furtherance of foundations on the national and international level.
From 2003 to 2005, he was chairman of the Hague Club, an association of some 25 major European Foundations and from June 2006 to May 2008 he chaired the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre. In June 2008 Wilhelm Krull was elected Chairman of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations).

In the recent past, Dr. Krull received the following distinctions: In 2001, he was honored with the Leibniz-Medal of the Akademy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, in 2007, he received the swedish Order of the Polar Star, in 2009, he was appointed Honorary Senator of the University of Konstanz, and in 2010, he received the State Award of Lower Saxony. In June 2012, Dr. Krull was awarded an honorary professorship by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis.

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President at Central European University

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Doctoral Program Director, Environmental Sciences & Policy Academic Senate at Central European University

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CIO at Volkswagen-Stiftung

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President at Bard College

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Former President, Trustee at Central European University

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Emeritus Provost & Dean of Faculties at Columbia University

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Trustee at Open Society Institute

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Founder at Open Society Foundations

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Member, Board of Trustees at Central European University

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Distinguished Senior Advisor at Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc.

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Wilhelm Krull is affiliated with Volkswagen-Stiftung, Central European University

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