About the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg e.V.
What is the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg e.V.?
This society supports the development of the University in research, teaching, the promotion of young researchers and international relations both in idealistic and financial terms. The society includes students, teachers, alumni, commercial enterprises and private individuals from all areas of society among its members, all of whom are committed to raising the profile of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg as a driver and source of ideas for social and economic processes both in Saxony-Anhalt and beyond.
Board of Directors
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan||Vice Chairman | Rector of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg|
|Dr. Lutz Trümper||Lord Mayor of the City of Magdeburg|
||President of the IHK Magdeburg | Managing Director of Elektromotoren und Gerätebau Barleben GmbH|
||Treasurer | Branch Manager of Magdeburg of Commerzbank AG|
The Society’s tasks and objectives
The main task of the Society is to support Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg through financial contributions. These funds are intended to cover research, teaching, studies, the promotion of young researchers and continuing education, and to support the University's international activities with a view to further enhancing and consolidating its status. The Society is able to achieve these goals in various ways, for example by arranging scholarships for young researchers and hosting lectures and other events designed to enhance the University’s image and attractiveness as a place of study.
Membership is open to all natural or legal persons committed to the Society’s objectives. The membership details are set out in the Articles of Association. Membership requires a written declaration of accession. Membership decisions are taken by the Executive Committee.
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