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Dr. Wilhelm KRULL Secretary-General, Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover


1971-1980 Studies of German, Philosophy, Education and Politics
1980 Doctorate, Marburg
1980-1984 DAAD-Lectorship, University of Oxford; DAAD-fellow, University of Bonn
1985-1987 Research Assistant
1987-1993 Head, Departement for Research, International and Public Relations, German Council of Science and Humanities, Cologne
1993-1995 Head, Departement I, Max Planck Society, Munich
since 1996 Secretary general, Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover


Chair, Foundation Council, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Hightech-Forums of the Federal Government of Germany
Scientific Commission Lower Saxony
RIEC - Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, Singapur
High Level Group des EASAC - European Academies Science Advisory Board


Krull, W.: Research and Responsibility - Reflections on Our Common Future, CEP, Leipzig, 2011
Krull, W.: Krieg - von allen Seiten. Prosa aus der Zeit des Ersten Weltkrieges, Wallstein Verlag, Göttigen, 2013
Krull, W.: Die vermessene Universität. Ziel, Wunsch und Wirklichkeit, Passagen Verlag, Wien, 2017


Order of the Polar Star, Sweden, 2007
Honorary Doctor, University of Konstanz, 2009
Lower Saxionan State Award, 2010
Honorary Professor, The Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, 2012
Honorary Doctor, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, 2016