Dr. phil. Wilhelm Krull - Biography#

Positions#

  • Since January 1996 Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation in Hanover
  • 1993 – 95 Head of Section I (international affairs, research policy, public relations and law) at the headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich
  • 1987 – 93 Head of the Research Policy Unit at the German Science Council in Cologne
  • 1985 – 87 Scientific administrator in the office of the German Science Council
  • 1984 DAAD scholarship holder at the University of Bonn
  • 1980 – 84 DAAD lecturer at the University of Oxford

Participation in Advisory Committees and Review Panels#

Since the end of the 1980ies Wilhelm Krull has been member of numerous expert panels, amongst others for the OECD, the EU, the BMBF, the Max Planck Society and the German Science Council. He acted as advisor in research policy also in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland as well as in China, Canada, and South Africa. Currently he is a member of the following boards:

Business

  • since 1996 Member of the Board of the North German Stock Exchange, Hanover;
  • since 2003 Member of the Boards of Deloitte & Touche and Wollert-Elmendorff GmbH; Universities
  • since 2003 Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Georg-August-University Göttingen;
  • since 2003 Member of the Governing Board of the Central European University in Budapest;
  • since 2007 Member of the International Advisory Council of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT);

Foundations
  • since 1997 Member of the Advisory Board of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen;
  • since 2000 Chairman of the Board of the Euroscience Foundation for the Support of European Science and Culture in Hanover;
  • since 2001 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Daetz-Stiftung Lichtenstein;
  • since 2008 Chairman of the Association of German Foundations;
  • since 2008 Member of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Max Planck Society
  • since 1996 Member of the Board of Regents (Kuratorium) of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry at Göttingen;
  • since 2004 Member of the Board of Regents of the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich;
  • since 2004 Member of the Board of Regents of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics at Potsdam-Golm and Hanover;
  • since 2007 Member of the Board of Regents of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, both Potsdam-Golm;

Others
  • since 1998 Member of the Scientific Advisory Commission of the Ministry of Science and Culture in Lower Saxony;
  • since 2002 Chairman of the Förderkreis Musikkultur at the Landesmusikrat Niedersachsen;
  • since 2003 Member of the Board of Regents of the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems Technology and Innovation Research at Karlsruhe;
  • since 2005 Chairman of the Jury for the Praetorius Music Awards of the State of Lower Saxony;
  • since 2005 Member of the Senate of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science;
  • since 2007 Member of the Jury for the award for excellent young researchers of the federal state of Brandenburg;
  • since 2007 Member of the Senate of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Halle;
  • since 2007 Member of the Supervisory Board of the FWF Austrian Science Fund Vienna
  • since 2010 Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the FWF Austrian Science Fund Vienna

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