Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees elects the president of the Goethe-Institut for the duration of four years. The tasks of the Board of Trustees include adopting resolutions for guidelines on the work of the institute and long-term conceptual planning.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun, 2nd Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e. V., cultural scientist, writer, film-maker, Humboldt University in Berlin

Volker Doppelfeld, 1st Vice-President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich

Dr. Ingrid Hamm, Executive Director of Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut e.V., former President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Munich

Michael Krüger, President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Raulff, Director of the German Literature Archive, Marbach

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus G. Saur, Senator e.h., former Chair of the Management of Walter de Gruyter Verlag, K.G. Saur Verlag and Max Niemeyer Verlag, Berlin

Representatives of the Federal Government

Federal Foreign Office, MinDirig Dr. Andreas Görgen, Head of the Department for Culture and Communication, Berlin

Federal Finance Ministry, MinDirig Dr. Thomas Gerhardt, Head of Subsection II/C Budget, Berlin

Employee representatives on the Board of Trustees

Dr. Susanne Baumgart, Goethe-Institut Kairo

Dr. Günter Hasenfuss, Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall

Dr. Hans Simon-Pelanda, Goethe-Institut Head Office


Federal Foreign Office, VLR I Dr. Bernd von Münchow-Pohl, Head of Division 606, Berlin

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Margret Wintermantel, President of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service), Bonn

Yearbook App 2013

Discover the worldwide work of the Goethe-Institut and click your way through the highlights of the year 2013. Our yearbook app for iPad is now available as a free download in the App Store.


Educational and Capacity Building Programmes by the Goethe-Institut

Calendar of Events

List of all events in Germany organised by the Goethe-Institut

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