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Executive Board of Justus Liebig University Giessen


Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz

Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz has been President of Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) since 1 April 2024. This is the first time a woman has headed JLU.
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Prof. Goesmann

First Vice President
Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann has been at the helm of JLU as Vice President for Teaching since 24 April 2024. He is primarily responsible for studies and teaching.
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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Kramer

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Kramer has been a member of the JLU Executive Board since November 22, 2021. He is responsible for research and the promotion of young scientists.
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Prof. Dr. Karsten Krüger

Vice President for Academic Infrastructure
Since April 2024, Prof. Dr. Karsten Krüger has strategic responsibility for the resources required in today’s academic life for teaching and research.
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Susanne Kraus

Susanne Kraus

Director of Finance and Administration
Susanne Kraus qualified as a lawyer and attained a senior rank at the Regional Council of Darmstadt. She was also previously Head of the Legal Department at JLU and joined the Executive Board on 1 December 2014.
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Central e-mail address of JLU's executive board
Please address your requests to the president's office via e-mail to this address: praesidentin. Rest assured, any inquiries you send to this address will be forwarded to the right people in the presidential administration, and they will respond.

The executive board of JLU leads the university in accordance with the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and is responsible for all matters which are not expressly allocated to other bodies by the HHG. It promotes the university's internal and external development with the participation of the university council, the faculties and members of the university. The board presents an annual management account to the senate. The president chairs the executive board, is responsible for its policy, is the university staff superior and the external representative of the university. Next to the president, the vice presidents and the director of administration and finance are also members of the executive board. The director of administration and finance leads the university administration according to the policy made by the executive board and is responsible for the budget.