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Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Identification number in the register: 10709328948-87
Registration date: 11/06/2012 16:07:31

The information on this entity was last modified on: 17/02/2015 16:32:34
The date of the last annual update was: 17/02/2015 16:32:34
Next update due latest on: 17/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main


Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Academic institutions

    Contact details

Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 1
Frankfurt am Main 60629

(+4969)798 15196

21, Rue Montoyer
Brussels 1000

(+32)2 739 5900

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Dieter Manthey

European and international Liaison Officer

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Dieter Manthey

European and international Liaison Officer

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Goethe University will promote his expertise in different research areas with the aim to be recognized as expert and independant consultant for the EU Insitutions. A further aim is to enhance the support from the EU Insitutions for Goethe University by directly or indirectly influencing the formulation or implementation of policy and the decision-making processes of the EU institutions.

For representation and recognition of Goethe University in Brussels Office Brüssel of Goethe University is hosting continuously events and presentations in Brussels







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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



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

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

743,284,662 €

702,284,662 €

384,662 €

DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

13,700,000 €

DG Research

85,700,000 €

59,200,000 €

13,700,000 €

159,500,000 €

370,100,000 €

41,000,000 €

12,200,000 €

14,100,000 €

14,700,000 €

11,400,000 €

    Code of conduct

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