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Stiftung TU Bergakademie Freiberg




Ursula und Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Schneider 

Stiftung Christian Grosse Geschichtsbibliothek

Mineralogische Sammlung Deutschland

Committee and Founders' Council

Managing committee of the foundation

Chairman of the Founders' Council

  • Mr. Hans-Joachim Polk, VNG Director of Infrastructure and Technology

Rectorate of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

  • Prof. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, Rector of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Prof. Tobias Fieback, Director of Research, International Affairs and Transfer
  • Prof. Andreas Horsch, Director of Sustainability and Communication
  • Prof. Swanhild Bernstein, Director of Education
  • Mr. Jens Then, Chancellor

The representative elected by the University Senate

  • Prof. Ulrich Groß, former Director of the Institute of Thermal Engineering and Thermodynamics.

Chairman of the executive Committee

  • Rektor der Universität, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht.

Responsibility of the Executive Board

The Executive Board decides on the utilisation of the foundation's income. The Executive Board is quorate if more than half of its members, including the Chairman, participate in the decision-making process. Resolutions are passed by a simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Chairman has the casting vote. Resolutions concerning a change to the purpose of the foundation or the dissolution of the foundation can only be passed at meetings. Amendments to the Articles of Association require the approval of the Founders' Council.

Founders' Council

Founders who provide the foundation with a donation of at least EUR 25,000.00 (natural persons) or at least EUR 100,000.00 (legal entities) form the Founders' Council either personally or through a person nominated by them. For natural persons, membership of the Founders' Council is non-transferable and cannot be inherited. The members of the Founders' Council elect the Chairman from among their number for a period of three years, who is also a member of the Foundation Board.

Members of the Founders' council of the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology Foundation:

Task of the Founders' Council

The task of the Founders' Council is to support the Executive Committee in carrying out the foundation's tasks, in particular to establish and maintain contact with other potential sponsors. Furthermore, the Founders' Council is involved in the decision on the application to become a foundation with legal capacity in the case of resolutions changing the purpose of the foundation. The Founders' Council has meetings at least once a year.


Foundations at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in the past and present in the anniversary year 2015


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