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Foundation Board of Trustees

The foundation board of trustees counsels the university, decides foundation matters of fundamental importance and monitors presidium activities. Furthermore, it has the following tasks:

  • nomination or appointment and dismissal of the presidium members of the university,
  • decision on change and load of the basic assets and taking out loans,
  • approval of the business plan,
  • acceptance of the statement of accounts of the presidium,
  • approval of the annual financial statement and discharge of the foundation presidium,
  • consent for the creation of companies or to the foundation’s participation in companies,
  • legal supervision of the university,
  • decisions on change of the foundation’s statute and the adoption, amendment and cancellation of other foundation statutes.


  • Bernd-Udo Hahn, chairman of the foundation board of trustees, formerly head of department at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Doris Wesjohann, deputy chairman of the foundation board of trustees, board member of the PHW Group
  • Jörg Hannemann, chairman of Bundesverbandes Tiergesundheit
  • Prof. Dr. Meike Mevissen, head of the Division Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern
  • Thomas Schröder, president of the German Animal Welfare Federation
  • Susanne Fiehe, representative form the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Waldmann, representative form the senate and head of the Clinic for Swine, Small Ruminants and Forensic Medicine of the TiHo
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