The von behring|röntgen|foundation supports and promotes the medical faculties of the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen and the Philipps-University of Marburg in their network of life sciences and other academic fields:
1. National and international research cooperation,
2. Development projects for new methods in research and education,
3. Young scientists,
4. Projects related to applied research,
5. Joint Projects combining the medical faculties of the Universities of Giessen and Marburg,
6. Scientific communication through conferences and symposiums.
The applicants must be members of the faculties of Giessen and Marburg Universities. Cooperation partnerships are also possible.
The von behring|röntgen|foundation was founded by the Federal State of Hessen on 8th September 2006. It was legally established under private law with a capital of 100 million Euros. The Foundation is able to promote and support a number of research projects with earnings from its capital.
Setting up of the foundation
The Foundation was created through the merger and subsequent privatization of the university hospitals of Giessen and Marburg. It has taken Hessen only one year to establish this new direction for medical schools in Germany. The University Hospitals of Giessen and Marburg Ltd. was set up at the beginning of 2006. As a new majority shareholder of the company, the Rhön Hospital Company is going to invest 260 million Euros in new buildings for both campuses (by the end of 2010). Added to that 107 million Euros have been allocated for a particletherapy centre in Marburg.
The von behring|röntgen|foundation is situated in the West Wing of Marburg’s Castle.
The men behind the name
Though these two men led different lives, they had quite a lot in common:
Emil von Behring (1854 – 1917) was a bacteriologist and serologist in Berlin and Marburg. He discovered a serum against diphtheria and founded the well known Behring Works in Marburg.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845 – 1923) was Professor of Physics in Giessen from 1879 until 1888. He went on to discover X-rays in Würzburg, and finally taught in Munich.
In 1901 both men received the Nobel Prize, Emil von Behring for Medicine, and Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for Physics.
Both represent and support
- The implementation of basic research at university as a place of both research and education.
- The promotion of possibilities for applying science in industry.
Hence the Foundation’s programme wants to encourage and promote high excellence in education.
Academic Advisory Council:
Professor Helmut Acker M.D. Dortmund
Professor Henning M. Beier M.D. Aachen
Professor Stefan Ehlers M.D. Borstel
Professor Jutta Gärtner M.D. Göttingen
Professor Thomas Gudermann M.D. München
Professor Ursula-Friederike Habenicht Berlin
Professor Frank Kirchhoff M.D. Ulm
Professor Andreas Mackensen M.D. Erlangen
Professor Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg M.D. Mannheim
Professor Reinhard Lührmann M.D. Göttingen
Professor Andrea Olschewski M.D. Graz
Professor Jörg Schulz M.D. Aachen
Professor Heribert Schunkert M.D. Lübeck
Professor Gerhard Sybrecht M.D. Homburg
Professor Martin Zeitz M.D. Berlin
Board of Trustees: Two Representatives of Hessen’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and the Arts: Minister Eva Kühne-Hörmann, Head of Division Irene Bauerfeind-Roßmann . Two Representatives of Hessen’s Ministry of Finance: State Secretary Professor Luise Hölscher Ph.D., Head of Division Martin Worms LL.D. . One Representative of Hessen’s Ministry of Social Affairs: State Secretary Petra Müller-Klepper . The President of the Philipps- University Marburg Professor Katharina Krause . The President of the Justus- Liebig- University Giessen Professor Joybrato Mukherjee Ph.D. . The Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Philipps-University Marburg Professor Matthias Rothmund M.D. . The Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Justus-Liebig University Giessen Professor Trinad Chakraborty Ph.D. .
The President of the Foundation, Prof. Joachim-Felix Leonhard Ph.D., State Secretary Retd.
Schloss 1 . D-35037 Marburg . Germany
Tel +49 (0) 64 21. 28 22 33.1
Fax +49 (0) 64 21. 28 22 33.6
The Emil von Behring und Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Foundation to promote University Medical Science in Giessen and Marburg (von Behring-Roentgen-Foundation) is a foundation under civil law with legal capacity acknowledged by deed of foundation of the regional council of Giessen on October, 10th, 2006 (Government Gazette for the Federal State of Hessen No. 50/2006 p. 2884). The foundation exclusively and directly pursues charitable (e.g. non-commercial) purposes.
The foundation is judicially as well as extra-judicially represented by two board members collectively:
Friedrich Bohl, Federal Minister Retd., President
Prof. Hans-Dieter Klenk M.D., Vice President
Prof. Wolfgang Weidner M.D., Vice President
Competent supervisory authority:
Regional Council Giessen, Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 1–7, 35390 Giessen, Germany
Stephanie von Maltzan, Bonn, Germany
Translation (Imprint, Legal Notes):
Felix Fritzsche, Schönebeck, Germany
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