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President of Freie Universität Berlin

Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin
Jasmin Malik, N.N.
+49 30 838-473 100

Prof. Günter M. Ziegler, PhD

Areas of Responsibility

  • Head of the Executive Board and university policy guidelines
  • Orderly operation of the university and right to deny access to premises
  • External affairs and representative of Freie Universität (German Rectors’ Conference, Landeskonferenz der Rektoren und Präsidenten der Berliner Hochschulen, German U15, German Research Foundation, etc.)
  • Strategic planning and development (working closely with the respective vice presidents for specific areas) 
  • German Excellence Strategy and Berlin University Alliance (BUA)

  • Further areas include in particular 
    • FUture IT process
    • Communication and public relations, science and research communication, marketing, events o Fundraising and university sponsorship
    • Alumni
    • Appointments/nominations, awards 
    • Target agreements with the academic departments and central institutes
    • Open Access, Open Science 
  • Freie Universität Berlin’s representative on relevant boards of trustees, advisory councils, including: 
    • Einstein Foundation Berlin, foundation council 
    • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, supervisory board 
    • Social Science Center Berlin, board of trustees 
    • Zuse Institute Berlin, administrative council 
    • Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, board of trustees 
    • Forum Transregionale Studien, board of trustees
  • All responsibilities that are not allocated to another area of responsibility


Dr. Uwe Herrmann , Tel.: +49 30 838-731 02
Email: uwe.herrmann@fu-berlin.de 


Hans-Martin Meis, Tel.: +49 30 838-731 03
E-Mail: hans-martin.meis@fu-berlin.de


Sotirios Agrofylax, Tel.: +49 30 731 01
Email: sotirios.agrofylax@fu-berlin.de

Press Spokesperson for the President:

Goran Krstin, Tel.: +49 30 838-731 06
Email: goran.krstin@fu-berlin.de

Personal Chauffeur:

Mike Brüggert


Tomaž Čebašek (out of office in 2024)
Email: tomaz.cebasek@fu-berlin.de