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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather

  • Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation

(as of January 13, 2021)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1953

Place of birth: Mönchengladbach

Nationality: German


until 1976 Studies of Mathematics and Business Administration, University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen)

1979 Graduation

1984 Habilitation


1986 - 2008 Full Professor of Chair of Mathematical Statistic and Industrial Application, University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)

1985 - 2001 Guest Professorship, incl. Yale University, La Trobe University Melbourne

2008 - 2020 Rector of the University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)

Membership of statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2018, appointed until 2023) *)

  • Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München (Munich Reinsurance Company) *)

*) listed company

Other committee work and functions

  • Since 2005 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oberwolfach Foundation

  • Since 2010 Member of the Advisory Board of NRW.BANK

  • Since 2014 Member of the Executive Board of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

  • Since 2016 Ad personam member of the Senate of the Leopoldina

  • 1996 - 2002 Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Supervisory Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • 2007 - 2012 Vice Chairwoman of the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

  • 2015 - 2017 Member of the High-Tech Forum of the Federal Government

  • 2015 - 2020 Member of the Supervisory Board of TechnologieZentrumDortmund GmbH