Birgitta Wolff (2015)

Birgitta Wolff (born 14 July 1965 in Münster[1]) is a German economist, politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the current President of the Goethe University of Frankfurt (since 2015). She served as Minister of Education and Culture and as Minister of Research and Economy in the state government of Saxony-Anhalt from 2010 to 2013.


Academic careerEdit

Wolff studied at Witten/Herdecke University, LMU and Harvard University. After her Habilitation at LMU, she taught at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1999–2000), and became Professor of Business Administration and International Management at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. In 2002, she spent a year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Ukraine, Brazil and China.

In 2014 she was elected as President of the Goethe University Frankfurt, and took office on 1 January 2015.[2]

Political careerEdit

In 2010, Wolff became State Minister of Education and Culture in the state government Minister-President Reiner Haseloff of Saxony-Anhalt. From 2011 to 2013, she served as State Minister of Research and Economy.

Other activities (selection)Edit

Corporate boardsEdit

University bodiesEdit



  1. ^ Uni-Professorin Birgitta Wolff wird Kultusministerin, DPA, 1 May 2010
  2. ^ Goethe-Universität wählt neue Präsidentin Archived 2014-09-11 at the Wayback Machine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
  3. ^ Members of the Regional Advisory Board, 2017 Deutsche Bank.
  4. ^ 2011 Annual Report Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB).
  5. ^ Board of Trustees Botanical Garden, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees Botanical Garden, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees Fritz Bauer Institute.
  8. ^ Board of Trustees Frobenius Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  9. ^ Board of Trustees House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  10. ^ Board of Trustees Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS).
  11. ^ Board of Trustees Institute for Social Research (IfS).
  12. ^ Paul Ehrlich Foundation: Board of Trustees Goethe University Frankfurt.
  13. ^ Supervisory Board University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  14. ^ Board of Trustees Archived 2017-08-20 at the Wayback Machine International Building Exhibition (IBA) Urban Redevelopment 2010.
  15. ^ Advisory Board Centre for Higher Education (CHE).
  16. ^ Advisory Board Ernst Strüngmann Institute.
  17. ^ Board of Trustees Fazit-Stiftung.
  18. ^ Board of Trustees Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.
  19. ^ Scientific Advisory Board Humboldt University.
  20. ^ Board of Trustees Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
  21. ^ Board of Trustees Marketing Club Frankfurt.
  22. ^ Senate Leopoldina.
  23. ^ Board of Trustees Senckenberg Nature Research Society.
  24. ^ Board Center for Science and Research Management (ZWM).
  25. ^ Advisory Board Johanna-Quandt-Universitätsstiftung.
  26. ^ Members Archived 2017-08-27 at the Wayback Machine Hightech Forum.
  27. ^ Board of Directors ZDF.