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Profile of registrant

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Identification number in the register: 10709328948-87
Registration date: 11/06/12 16:07:31

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/05/14 00:29:36
The date of the last annual update was 16/05/14 00:29:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Acronym: GUF
Legal status: Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Dieter Manthey
Position: European and international Liaison Officer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Dieter Manthey
Position: European and international Liaison Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Grüneburgplatz 
Frankfurt am Main 60323
Telephone number: (+4969) 798 15196
Fax number: (+4969) 798 15007
Other contact information: Adresse in Brüssel:

Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt
Office Brussel
21, Rue Montoyer
B-1000 Bruxelles

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy.

Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”—and the history of the university is one of openness and public participation.

Today, Goethe University is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment.

As a university with an endowment, a funding model rare in Germany’s system of higher education, GU enjoys considerable freedom from state control when it comes to the details of how a modern university should be run, including the appointing of professors. The endowment that is being built up will be invested specifically in promoting an excellent atmosphere in which to research, study, think, and create.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: Two professors of Goethe-University are participating in a public consultation of the European Commission.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Participation of two professors in a public consultation of the EC.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 3,043
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2010 - 12/2010
Total budget: 489,400,000
of which public financing: 439,800,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
EU research grants : 7,500,000
national and regional public research grants : 84,400,000
basic budget : 347,900,000
from other sources: 49,600,000
- donations:
- contributions from members:
research funding from industry : 28,800,000
research funding from foundations : 9,400,000
others : 11,400,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.