Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Foto / ©: Thomas Hartmann/JGU
Foto / ©: Thomas Hartmann/JGU

Since his election as President of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2007, Krausch has placed his main emphasis on the continuing development of the university’s profile in research, teaching, and the advancement of young researchers. For this purpose, he is employing of an innovative strategic approach to university governance involving the wide-ranging skills and expertise of all members of the university. He considers JGU to be an ‘open university,’ an integral part of society, with which it closely and trustingly interacts.
President Krausch studied Physics at the University of Konstanz. After completing his doctorate and acquiring his post-doctoral lecturing qualification, he was Professor of Physical Chemistry at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / LMU Munich from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he was assigned to the Chair of Physical Chemistry at Bayreuth University. Krausch has more than 160 research publications to his name, which have been cited over 8,000 times. In recognition of his research work, he was appointed a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2009. Since 2013, he has been a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). In 2014, he was awarded the Leibniz Medal of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. As President of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Krausch was a member of the extended circle of coordinators of the university member group of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Chairman of the State University Presidents’ Conference for Rhineland-Palatinate, and a founding director of the Mainz Research Alliance. Since 2014, he has been Deputy Chairman of the German U15 association of 15 large research-oriented universities.